10. Brad Keselowski (unranked) -- For a long time, it appeared that the defending champ might not even make the Chase. But his runner-up showing at Watkins Glen gave him three finishes in the top six over the past four races, and he has risen to eighth in the points.
Sign Up for our Newsletter
Don't get stuck on the sidelines! Sign up to get exclusives, daily highlights, analysis and more—delivered right to your inbox!