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Monday, November 16, 2015

CHASE DRIVERS AND CREW CHIEFS ARE 'MOST INFLUENTIAL' THIS WEEK

POWER PLAYERS for the week of  November 15: This week's 10 most influential people in the Business and Politics of Motorsports, as selected by long-time journalist/publicist and industry insider Michael Knight. 

  1. Jeff Gordon -- He can make the  Hollywood script a reality, going out on top.

  2. Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. -- The defending Cup champion, the year's Comeback Athlete, and the guy from a single-car team will try to keep Gordon from a farewell championship.

  5. Alan Gustafson, Rodney Childers, Dave Rogers, Cole Pearn  -- The Gordon, Harvick, Busch and Truex crew chiefs. The right or wrong call from the pit box could win or lose a championship.

  9. Jay Frye -- He gets racing's hottest of hot seats, as new IndyCar president of competition.

 10. Del Worsham -- Adds an NHRA Funny Car title to his one from Top Fuel.

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