Contender: Hollywood Casino 400 Fantasy Preview
|Jeff Gordon won at Kansas Speedway in May. (Getty)|
The Contender Round marks what could be the most unpredictable round of the Chase because it has the most unpredictable track in Talladega Superspeedway. That track stacks up as the third and final race in this round, and teams are putting a strong emphasis on performing well in the first two races to take out the drama of needing to avoid "The Big One" at Dega.
Here's a look at the best and worst fantasy options among the remaining 12 drivers:
Green Flag - Jeff Gordon
Gordon enters the Contender Round fresh off a win at Dover and also took the No. 24 to victory lane at Kansas earlier this year. That wasn't unusual, as Gordon has three wins and 10 top-fives in 17 races at Kansas. He has shown the consistency necessary to work his way through the new Chase format, but a season sweep at Kansas would alleviate pressure at Talladega.