The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup cutoff looms just ahead.
When the post-season party consisting of the final 10 races begins, who will be in and who will be out? Furthermore, who will carry the most momentum into the segment of the season that will determine the 2013 Cup champion?
Taking into account all factors—including who has the most race wins and therefore is poised to enter the Chase with the most bonus points, but also variables such as which drivers and crew chiefs are flashing the best chemistry and the most consistent speed—let's take a peek at whose title hopes are peaking at the right time and whose aren't.
Keep in mind, however, that there are three races left in the regular season that could alter the order of power before the Chase for the Sprint Cup commences.