At this point, let’s face it, these guys are all long shots to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
But getting to Victory Lane in this Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway could change that in an instant.
The four Sprint Cup drivers on the outside looking in but closest to crashing the Chase playoff party according to the current point standings are Ryan Newman (-22), Kasey Kahne (-44), Ryan Blaney (-69) and AJ Allmendinger (-80).
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We ask you, the race fans, which of these four stands the best chance of pulling off the upset to qualify for the 16-driver Chase field?
At this point, of the four, only Newman could mathematically get there via the points method. But he’d likely have to win, and the other three definitely would.
You make the call.
Which of these four has the best shot to keep his 2016 championship hopes alive after Richmond? Or is it none of the above?