Over on Speedtv.com, the site is currently running a poll that asks Motorsports fans "Poll: Who is most likely to win the Sprint Cup championship this year:".
The chooses are:
1. Denny Hamlin
2. Jimmie Johnson
3. Kyle Busch
4. One of the 9 other chase drivers.
At the time of posting this, Jimmie Johnson leads with 55.13%, while 31.03% voted for one of the 9 other drivers.
My Take: I would say that Jimmie Johnson will most likely win and take his fifth straight championship because he and the #48 team is just that good. However as one fan put it to me earlier today, there is still five races to go and he believes that one of the 9 other drivers will surge forward, over take Johnson and Hamlin and win the championship. As of now, I see the top 6 driver still in this despite being -177 points out. Anything more is too much to gain in five races.
Anything can happen in the last five races: Martinsville, Talladega, Texas, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami, they are all wildcards in this day and age.