NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup has completed its 11th season of existence, and the first in its current stage of evolution. After the events of the past two months, it can be argued that the evolution is at its pinnacle.
A drama-filled 10-race run filled with highlights (Brad Keselowski winning to advance at Talladega; Kevin Harvick taking the title after back-to-back victories at Phoenix and Homestead) and lowlights (post-race fights at Charlotte and Texas) ended with a thrilling finale on Sunday in South Florida.
Leading up to the last race, big names like Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jeff Gordon all went down to elimination. The Championship 4 that were left standing – Harvick, Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin, and Joey Logano – may not have brought mainstream star power, but they put on one hell of a show in front of the world.
So was this year’s Chase the best in the format’s history? NASCAR AMERICA’s Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton have differing opinions on the subject, and you can hear what they have to say in the clip above.