It's now or never for a lot of drivers if they want to clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Just two positions remain in the 16-driver Chase field, as the Sprint Cup Series concludes its 26-race regular season on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.
Kasey Kahne punched his ticket into the playoffs by earning his first win of the season this past Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With his Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson already locked in, Kahne had been under a lot of pressure to make the Chase. Prior to Atlanta, he was 33 points behind Greg Biffle for the 16th and final spot on the provisional Chase grid.