Denny Hamlin entered the season with eight career wins in four full NSCS seasons. The same Denny Hamlin who just left Texas with his eighth win of this season and the points lead in the Chase. And in Chase history, no driver has ever overcome a points deficit with two races to go. And in the history of the modern points era (see: since 1975), only two drivers have won a championship when trailing with two races to go. Not good news for Jimmie Johnson, who changed out his pit crew midrace. Which wasn't good news for Jeff Gordon, since it was his crew, since he was in an ambulance with Jeff Burton, since those two got into a shoving match on the track. Wait, what?