There are only four races left in this year's Sprint Cup season, including this weekend's tilt at Martinsville Speedway. That means that we're down to crunch time in the championship battle—time for the contenders to make one final push to separate themselves from the pretenders.
Taking home the Sprint Cup is all about momentum at this point. The guys with a chance right now have been doing well already, scoring strong finishes in most Chase races. But more importantly, they're going to carry the momentum they've already established into the final four events, giving themselves a chance to do something special.
These seven drivers are the hottest in the sport right now. Six are in the Chase, while the seventh came painfully close to making it and has run up front almost every week since the cutoff at Richmond in September. Don't be shocked if these guys score top-10s, at least, in all four remaining races: