The end of the long grind of a NASCAR season that culminates in the crowning of the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup champion is almost at hand.
With only two races remaining—at Phoenix International Raceway this Sunday, Nov. 10, and the Nov. 17 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway—it appears to be a two-man duel between five-time champion Jimmie Johnson and one-time champ Matt Kenseth for this year's title.
But while it's clear those two run one-two heading into the home stretch, what about the rest of the Chasers (or at least the top 12 from the unprecedented expanded field of 13)? You might be surprised who seems to be packing the most punch at the moment, based on their latest finishes, how they've handled adversity during the Chase and what kind of momentum they're building up toward 2014.
With that in mind, take a look at who currently is wielding the most power in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.