Take your seats, class, as we dive head first in to a sore subject for most writing-types like me: mathematics. What does Chicago do for us in terms of sorting out the Chase field? Have Denny Hamlin's championship already expired? That (and more!) in yet another rain-soaked Hot/Not.
Offices across the country Monday afternoon featured cheers, moans and groans as the GEICO 400 came to a close at Chicagoland Speedway. The race, yet another featuring dreams realized and dreams dashed courtesy of fuel conservation, provided another reminder that all that seems once predictable in this sport is entirely not. Nowhere was that more evident than with Tony Stewart — 2011's chronic underachiever after a hot start — taking the checkered flag in the first race of a championship fight that he, just days before, said he wasn't a contender in.
400 miles in Chicago also produced some striking misfires for drivers like Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon — two names repeatedly listed as championshipRead More »from Hot/Not: With new points, does Chase still offer mulligans? You bet.