One week into the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup, who's up, who's down and who's holding their ground for now?
There was plenty of drama surrounding the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway that signaled the beginning of the 10-race Chase that will determine this year's Sprint Cup champion. Much of it obviously wasn't that great for NASCAR, but the race itself—once it was finally completed nearly 10 hours after its scheduled start because of two lengthy rain delays—was thankfully devoid of the controversy that preceded it.
The Chase field, expanded to 13 drivers with the last-minute addition of four-time champ Jeff Gordon, fought its way through a myriad of adversity. Some drivers and their teams obviously fared better in the end than others.
Let's take a closer look at whose stock rose the most, and why, heading into the second race of the Chase at New Hampshire.