Last week when Jeff Gordon announced that this year would be his last season as a full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, a replacement was not yet announced. This week we found out who will drive the No. 24 in 2016.
If any of the eight drivers still eligible to win NASCAR's 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship had won last week at Martinsville, he would have locked into the final four drivers who will battle for the title in the final race of the year. But it didn't happen.