NASCAR has slightly altered what makes one eligible for their annual 'All-Star' exhibition race.
Delays in Atlanta inspection forces officials to revise procedures
Sprint Cup qualifying was delayed, but never started for some such as former champions Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson.
JGR shifts crew chief alignments for next season in both Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series
And then there were four - as Hamlin, Logano, Newman and Harvick advanced to title bout.
The penultimate round of the season has ended with a couple big names eliminated.
Kevin Harvick leads the Chasers with best record in the desert.
Kenseth making most of second chance; Harvick makes a statement.
Keselowski had made even-tempered Jeff Gordon angry enough to fight.
Joey Logano struggles but leaves the Lone Star State with the points lead