YES Chase winning helps a ton!!!! I can't believe people are saying its not. Its so so easy to see why chase is easy to like. The guy doesn't blame anyone else and acts as humble as can be. He puts off that he is simply glad to be there and greatful for the experience. as I was watching the race yesterday and don't get me wrong I don't hate harvick. Harvick is a needed personality the sport has to have. He is a character and brings, well the stuff harvick brings. From mouthing off to pushing Brad into jeff and getting a fight going. But when I saw him pull 8 seconds on second place in half of a fuel run I thought here we go again. Having one of the big 3 pull a huge lead and spank everyone else isn't a race I want to watch quite frankly. the sport is badly needing a cast of characters, dale, jeff, tony, carl, matt, basically the sports most colorful characters aren't racing anymore. Even though none of those guys were our driver maybe, they all stirred up stuff on and off the track that helped keep the story interesting. The sport has a vaccum the needs to be filled because all these guys left at once. Chase winning sure help!!!