KYLE BUSCH PULLS CLOSER TO TOP 12

You didn't think he would go quietly, did you? Kyle Busch will be around to annoy us - or thrill us, depending how you feel about him - to the bitter end. With his fourth-place finish at Watkins Glen on Monday, Busch closed the gap between himself and the 12th and final spot in the Chase field. Busch entered Monday 101 points behind Greg Biffle. He now sits just 58 points behind Matt Kenseth. Busch moved up by - and I can't believe that I am about to write this - racing smart, instead of hard. H ...

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CHASE QUALIFYING PROBABILITIES

Blogger Dale Watermill of 36 races reports that, statistically speaking, Kyle Busch stands just a 23 percent chance of making the 12-driver Chase field with six races to go. Watermill's predictions are based on the assumption that none of the drivers who are attempting to make the Chase are about to run their six best or six worst races of the year. Don't worry. I won't kill your Kyle Busch Sucks Boner with more mathematical mumbo jumbo. Here are the highlights of Watermill's latest calculations ...

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