I don’t know about you guys, but I am LOVING this new Chase format. It’s so intriguing and crazy. The fact that I’m saying this while my favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is currently sitting in an eliminate-able position after Kansas speaks volumes. Even if he’s cut after the next two races I’m still all in on this Chase. I can completely understand why the drivers involved in this deal would hate it but it’s fun that all of the points are reset after each round and drivers are removed from the running. There is always something at stake now, ALWAYS, and you can never get comfortable and I LOVE THAT.

This is how the points stand right now as a result of their finishes at Kansas:

1. Joey Logano, 3,048 points
2. Kyle Busch, -6 points: 3rd
3. Carl Edwards, -9 points: 5th
4. Ryan Newman, -9 points: 6th
5. Denny Hamlin, -11 points: 7th
6. Kevin Harvick, -15 points: 12th
7. Matt Kenseth, -17 points: 13th
8. Jeff Gordon, -17 points: 14th
9. Kasey Kahne, -25 points: 22nd
10. Brad Keselowski, -39 points: 36th
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr., -42 points: 39th
12. Jimmie Johnson, -44 points: 40th

After Talladega only the top-8 drivers will move on to the Eliminator round, hopefully the gods and goddesses will shine upon Dale Jr. and he’ll save his own ass and continue on in the hopes of becoming America’s Next Top Sprint Cup Series Champion. :)

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, walks on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Farmland Ford, walks on pit road with his son Alex during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 4, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 4, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

A fan polishes the car of Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Kyle Busch (L), driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, and wife Samantha stands on the grid before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

(R-L) Delana Harvick, Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and crew chief Rodney Childers stands on the grid before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, and wife Sarah stands on the grid before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


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