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Is it too early to call the Chase a three-horse race? As the Cup Series heads to Dover International Speedway this weekend for the third race of the Chase, point leader Matt Kenseth has already amassed an 18-point cushion, and fourth-place Carl Edwards is 36 points back. Sure, second-place Kyle Busch and third-place Jimmie Johnson are within striking distance, but the rest of the title contenders are going to need Kenseth to run into trouble to have a realistic shot at catching up.

From a fantasy standpoint, the early separation in the playoffs is really just a microcosm of the entire year. After all, Kenseth, Busch and Johnson have combined to win 15 of the 28 races this year with Kenseth owning a series-high seven wins and Busch and Johnson ranking first and second in top-five finishes. There is no reason to expect the three drivers that have dominated the series all year to slow down now that a title is on the line. Going forward, all three of these drivers should form a nice starting point when building fantasy rosters.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  2. Kyle Busch, Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries
  3. Matt Kenseth, Husky/Dollar General
  4. Carl Edwards, Fastenal/Aflac/UPS/Subway
  5. Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy
  6. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite
  7. Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger/Axalta
  8. Kevin Harvick, Budweiser/Jimmy Johns
  9. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  10. Mark Martin, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  11. Kurt Busch, Haas Automation
  12. Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance/Quaker State
  13. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew
  14. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  15. Brian Vickers, Aaron's Dream Machine
  16. Greg Biffle, 3M/Bondo
  17. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Best Buy/Valvoline/Zest
  18. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  19. Jeff Burton, PEAK BlueDEF
  20. Juan Montoya, Target
  21. A.J. Allmendinger, Kingsford/Clorox
  22. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  23. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  24. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  25. Paul Menard, Menards
  26. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  27. David Ragan, CSX Transportation/Peanut Patch
  28. Casey Mears, GEICO
  29. Ryan Truex, Burger King/Dr. Pepper
  30. Danica Patrick, GoDaddy.com
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