It's that time of the week again where we get up to speed about all the racing that is going on this weekend! I first want to apologize for not being on top of these, but I will get better I promise!
The first thing I want to do is sum up last week as quickly as I can. If you are a follower of racing, you will know that the Chase for the Sprint Cup began last week at Chicagoland Speedway. Essentially "the Chase" is the final 10 races of the season where as of this year 16 drivers will compete for the championship. Also new as of this year is the "win and get in" format. In the previous 26 races of the season, if you won a race you were automatically placed into the running as a chase contender. In the end there were 14 different winners in those 26 races, so that left two spots to be filled on points. Also new for this year is the bracket format for the chase, after the first three races 4 drivers will be eliminated, then after the next 3 races there will be 4 more eliminated and so on until there are 4 drivers left when the series rolls into Homestead-Miami Speedway.