Yes, Brad Keselowski was in a precarious position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings entering Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Keselowski started the weekend in eighth place but just eight points ahead of Kasey Kahne in 11th. Unlike Kahne, the defending Cup champion has no victories this season, and hence no claim to a Wild Card spot.
With three races left before the Chase field is set—at Bristol, Atlanta and Richmond—Keselowski offered a solution, and an obvious one at that.
"I can't speak for everybody, but I can speak for me," Keselowski said. "My feeling is I'm going at it as I've got three tracks in front of me that I feel like we can win at, and I would like to win all three of them going in and I wouldn't have to worry about anything."
Nothing like a little confidence to combat the stress of fighting for a Chase position.