Chicagoland Speedway is so freaking wide that there's not a whole lot of need for cars to get anywhere close to each other, which means that most wrecks are self-inflicted. Enter Denny Hamlin, who faltered going into the Chase and faltered during his very first race. This is a long way from last year, where he was within one race of being The Man To Take Down Jimmie Johnson.
So what's your take on Hamlin's woes? The curse of second place? Ongoing engine problems? Improper sacrifices to the gods of NASCAR? Have your say here ... and speculate on who might be next to fall out of the Chase hunt.