The Granite Stripe is ready for the Chase!  The podcast goes in-depth on the controversy surrounding Richmond and previews every Chase driver, and the blog takes a look at NASCAR President Mike Helton's statements about the penalties toward Michael Waltrip Racing.

LISTEN to the Granite Stripe Podcast (2013, Ep. 29): Richmond Controversy, Chase Preview

Before the news that Jeff Gordon would be a 13th Chase driver, Jonathan and Gavin shared their opinion on the controversy surrounding Richmond and made their Chase predictions.

READ how the NASCAR penalties were determined with the feature: Redrawing the Chase

In hours leading up to the announcement and the time since, fans have made a lot of statements.  No one is happy.

SET your fantasy lineup with the preview: Let the Chase Begin (?)

The Chase opener is just a few days away, and the fantasy world needs to move forward regardless.  The good news when it comes to Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing is that there's no Chase format, it's just a season-long compilation of points.