Denny Hamlin (left) and Jimmie Johnson have been gaining attention in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Can they do that more Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway? The pair are among the best at the track, site of the lone night race in the Chase. But it's not just title-contending drivers who bear watching here. So who could top the field? Check out the top drivers by average finish in points races at Charlotte.
Gordon continues to be the most consistent competitor in the Chase. He's been running well race after race, though he's trying to overcome an early Chase setback. In 39 starts, he has five wins. He has 21 top-10 finishes, 16 of them top fives, for an average finish of 15.667.
Burton is looking to spark his season in the final races of the year. Charlotte offers him a strong chance for a top finish. Can he win? In 37 starts at the track, he has three wins. He has 15 top-10 finishes, eight of them top fives, for an average finish of 15.541. He has led 435 laps at the track.
Labonte is outside the Chase, but could be grabbing some of the attention with a stellar finish at Charlotte. In 39 Charlotte points races, he has two wins. He has 17 top-10 finishes, 12 of them top fives, for an average finish of 15.07. He also has three pole positions and has led 807 laps at the track.
Hamlin continues to be one of the frontrunners in the Chase, though he is slowly losing ground to Brad Keselowski. Can he regain some of that at Charlotte? In 14 starts at the track, Hamlin has seven top-10 finishes, two of them top fives, for an average finish of 15.0. He has led 123 laps at the track.
Kenseth is looking for back-to-back victories to help him climb out of the Chase cellar. Can he pull it off? In 26 starts, he has two wins. He has 14 top-10 finishes, seven of them top fives, with an average finish of 14.192. He has led 455 laps at Charlotte.
Stewart suffered a major setback with poor finishes in the last two races. Now the defending champion is looking to get back in the heart of the title race. In 27 starts, Stewart has one win. He has 12 top-10 finishes, six of them top fives, for an average finish of 14.037.
Kahne is the series most recent winner at Charlotte. Looking to gain ground on the Chase frontrunners, can he sweep the points races at the track for the season? In 17 starts, Kahne has four wins. He has nine top-10 finishes, seven of them top fives, for an average finish of 12.706 at the track.
Edwards continues to seek his first win of the Cup season. Will Charlotte be the place where he breaks through with a victory? In 15 starts, Edwards has nine top-10 finishes, five of them top fives. He has an average finish of 12.333 and has led 98 laps.
Johnson is trying to retake the lead in the points standings. He's enjoyed a strong Chase to date, but still enters the Charlotte race trailing Brad Keselowski by 14 points. Charlotte is a good place for him to make up some of that ground. In 22 starts at the track, he has six wins. He has 14 top-10 finishes, 10 of them top fives, for an average finish of 11.818. He has led 1,386 laps at the track.
Logano is outside the Chase, but still looking for another win this season. He has a stellar shot to snare that at Charlotte. In seven starts at the track, he has four top-10 finishes, two of them top fives. He brings an average finish of 10.286 into the race, best among Cup drivers.