After six races, the Chase for the Sprint cup has been boiled down to essentially three drivers: Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick. After Martinsville, the deficit between first and second is the closest it's been since the implementation of the current Chase format.
With four races remaining, drivers will be visiting Alabama, Arizona, Texas and Florida before the champion is crowned. There has been a lot of discussion around how the schedule is set up for the final 10 races, and whether or not it should be changed.
Talladega hosts race No. 7 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and deserves a spot in the final 10 races of the season. It is one of the best tracks in the schedule for a number of reasons. Let's take a look at the top 10.