NASCAR and the rest of the racing world continue to feel the reverberations from what happened in upstate New York last weekend as the Sprint Cup Series regular season edges to a close.
Only four races remain until the Chase begins, and a handful of drivers sit on the proverbial hot seat as the field of 16 takes shape. These drivers are faced with watching the slots available to get in the Chase on points evaporating, making winning a must situation.
Also, Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to stay hot despite his outside-the-top-10 run at Watkins Glen. Jimmie Johnson’s team isn’t looking too championship-like at the moment. Once the hottest driver in the series, Brad Keselowski has cooled as of late. Meanwhile, questions are rising about whether or not NASCAR should amend its post-accident rules for drivers. Plus, Kurt Busch is already talking Indy 2015.
These are just a few of the stories you’ll be watching as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads back to the Irish Hills of southern Michigan this weekend.