The NASCAR Sprint Cup season has come down to two races with two drivers in contention for the championship. There are drivers who need to win perhaps out of necessity, to gain momentum or because they are due.
Jimmie Johnson sits atop the point standings seven markers ahead of Brad Keselowski. Chase drivers in the standings from third on down may see some fluctuation with the points, but it is for pride and payoffs.
Heading to Phoenix for the AdvoCare 500, Johnson is clearly a favorite with his 12 wins, 12 top fives and and average finish of 5.3.
In this slideshow, five drivers will be highlighted who really need to win this race before the start of the 2013 season.
The finale at Homestead may come down to a battle of the title contenders for the win, so the AdvoCare 500 may be the best shot of the two races to capture victory.
Let's look at the reasons these drivers have been chosen.