#4 Final four experience.
Let’s say Chase Elliott does make it to the final four.
What makes anyone think he is going to somehow come out on top against three former champions in Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr or Kevin Harvick. Although there is a chance that one or multiple members of the big three won’t make it to the championship round, but he would still deal with drivers that have better equipment, more experience or both.
Take Kurt Busch for example, who won a championship in 2003 and would definitely be better off equipment wise then that of Elliott. Of course the rest of the options are drivers that haven’t won a championship, but if you look at Joey Logano, Aric Almirola, and Clint Bowyer, they all have the advantage of a superior manufacturer and in some cases a better record.