What you see is likely what you will get
NASCAR is halfway to the Chase, but don't expect many changes among the playoff 12 in the second half of the regular season.
Since the Chase went to 12 drivers in 2007, 11 of the 12 men who were inside the Chase cutoff at the halfway point the last two seasons made the playoff field.
Matt Kenseth was 16th last year at this point and made it in. Kurt Busch overcame a 17th-place ranking in 2007 after 13 races. Both drivers were within 100 points of the 12th spot at the halfway mark.
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