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.
Jimmie Johnson's finish last week at Talladega Superspeedway vaulted him into the points lead with four races left in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship and this week he starts on the front row in Martinsville.
The annual mid-season event of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes place in Daytona Beach tonight. Toyota teammates Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will lead the field to green for the Coke Zero 400 just before 8:00 p.m.