We know a lot about the competition of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series after nearly five months of racing across the country. But with the Chase for the Sprint Cup looming, there's still plenty we don't know.
Who is going to rise to the top? Who's going to fall backward? How is the biggest new story of the faring midway through the season?
Jimmie Johnson has undoubtedly been the class of the field to this point, and it shows with his No. 1 ranking in the series point standings and four series wins. Meanwhile, Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick seem to be the drivers most ready to defy and overtake Johnson's notion of dominance.
Jeff Gordon, on the other hand, has been disappointing. Kurt Busch? Surprising. And don't forget about Brad Keselowski. Let's take stock of NASCAR's stars as the season barrels toward the championship fight.