Denny Hamlin celebrates winning the Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway, his second victory at his hometown track. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)While I’m not sure who I “want” to win the Championship this year, I can tell you who I think will win it and who I’m sure definitely will not.

I’ve had a feeling for some time now that Denny Hamlin would claim the 2010 Sprint Cup Series Championship, I’m not entirely sure why I feel that way but it just seems like the right thing. I think this kid is determined and it seems like it’s his time.

Now, on to who I think definitely will not win the Championship and that would be Jimmie Johnson. Not because he’s not capable, a duh he’s won 4 in a row, but because everyone else in the Chase wants it more. I think there has to be something to seeing Jimmie win it every year and I think these guys are psyched and pumped to make sure he doesn’t win a 5th. I just think the other guys want and NEED this Championship more than Jimmie does and therefore they’re going to do everything within their power to make sure they’re tops this year.


RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Clint Bowyer, driver of the  Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Classic. :)

Clint Bowyer, driver of the Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Jeff Burton, driver of the  Caterpilliar Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Classic pt. 2 :)

Jeff Burton, driver of the Caterpilliar Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 11: (Back row from L-R) The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase contenders Denny Hamlin, driver of the  FedEx Office Toyota, Matt Kenseth, driver of the  Crown Royal Ford, Carl Edwards, driver of the  Kellogg's/Cheez-It Ford, Greg Biffle, driver of the  3M Ford, Kurt Busch, driver of the  Miller Lite Dodge, Tony Stewart, driver of the  Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the  M&M's Toyota, Jeff Gordon, driver of the  DuPont/National Guard Chevrolet, (Front row L-R) Kevin Harvick, driver of the  Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet, Jeff Burton, driver of the  Caterpilliar Chevrolet, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the  Lowe's Chevrolet, Clint Bowyer, driver of the  Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, pose following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 11, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

(Back row from L-R) The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase contenders Denny Hamlin, driver of the FedEx Office Toyota, Matt Kenseth, driver of the Crown Royal Ford, Carl Edwards, driver of the Kellogg’s/Cheez-It Ford, Greg Biffle, driver of the 3M Ford, Kurt Busch, driver of the Miller Lite Dodge, Tony Stewart, driver of the Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the M&M’s Toyota, Jeff Gordon, driver of the DuPont/National Guard Chevrolet, (Front row L-R) Kevin Harvick, driver of the Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet, Jeff Burton, driver of the Caterpilliar Chevrolet, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the Lowe’s Chevrolet, Clint Bowyer, driver of the Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, pose following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 11, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of the pre race stage prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Christa Thomas/Getty Images for NASCAR)

A general view of the pre race stage prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Christa Thomas/Getty Images for NASCAR)

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Travis Kvapil, driver of the  Long John Silver's Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Travis Kvapil, driver of the Long John Silver’s Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Denny Hamlin, driver of the  FedEx Office Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Denny Hamlin, driver of the FedEx Office Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Mattias Ekstrom, driver of the  Red Bull Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Mattias Ekstrom, driver of the Red Bull Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 10: Tony Stewart (L), driver of the  Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, talks with television personality Dale Jarrett (C) and Jeff Gordon (R), driver of the  DuPont/National Guard Chevrolet, in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Tony Stewart (L), driver of the Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, talks with television personality Dale Jarrett (C) and Jeff Gordon (R), driver of the DuPont/National Guard Chevrolet, in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)