Like the drivers below him, Ambrose can only make the Chase by finding his way to Victory Lane. The Aussie, who won in August on the road course at Watkins Glen International, is a specialist on tracks that feature both left and right turns. Unfortunately for him, Richmond is a .75-mile oval.
Of all the Chase long shots, Newman has the best chance to sneak in. Six of his 16 career wins have come on short tracks that have characteristics similar to Richmond's. One thing working against Newman: His last season with more than one win was 2004.