|Kyle Busch is only a win away from the Chase. (Getty)|
During last week's race at Bristol, the Performance Racing Network read through the long list of drivers that were more or less a win away from racing their way into the Chase. Afterward, they mused whether NASCAR could have envisioned there would be so much drama when it created the sytem.
I would say, absolutely, yes!
The kind of scenario that we're in for in the next two weeks is exactly what NASCAR had intended to do create when it instituted the Wild Card format before the 2011 season. The system gives 10 of 12 Chase spots to the top-10 finishers in the standings, and the final two to which ever drivers finishing 11-20 had the most wins.