So earlier today I gave you my 16-driver Chase field. What I didn't give you was my championship pick. Now, I'm not going to do that right away because what's the fun in that? I'm going to leave you hanging a bit. So we are going to break this thing down round-by-round, because it's just a bit more fun that way.

Drivers after first elimination

-Dale Earnhardt Jr.

-Carl Edwards

-Brad Keselowski

-Joey Logano

-Tony Stewart

-Kyle Busch

-Kevin Harvick

-Kurt Busch

-Kasey Kahne

-Denny Hamlin

-Jimmie Johnson

-Matt Kenseth

Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray, Marcos Ambrose and Clint Bowyer will all be eliminated after the third race of the Chase at Dover International Speedway.

Drivers after second elimination

-Brad Keselowski

-Tony Stewart

-Carl Edwards

-Kurt Busch

-Kevin Harvick

-Denny Hamlin

-Matt Kenseth

-Jimmie Johnson

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, and Kasey Kahne will all be eliminated after Talladega.

Drivers left to fight for championship

-Kurt Busch

-Kevin Harvick

-Denny Hamlin

-Jimmie Johnson

Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, and Matt Kenseth will be eliminated after Phoenix

Champion

Kurt Busch- Busch is my championship pick for quite a few reasons. Busch is finally back with a top-flight organization. And he just made the Chase last season with Furniture Row Racing; a feat that nobody expected. He's now at Stewart-Haas racing, which is an organization that will fully embrace him. Busch is going to be hard to beat and fun to watch.