NASCAR's most likely 2011 Cup chasers

NASCAR's most likely 2011 Cup chasers

The 2011 NASCAR season begins with this weekend's Daytona 500. Charles Bradley runs through those most likely to be in the hunt for the title 35 races later

And so it begins, the 26-chapter story to decide who qualifies for the 'Chase' to be in with a chance of winning the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup.

At each race there will be 43 wannabes, among them 31 shoulda, woulda, coulda-bes. But in the end only 12 will be allowed to fight for the title in the final 10 races. Ten of those will qualify by rights, plus the two most-winning 'wild cards' who didn't.

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