1. #48 Jimmie Johnson. Speculation is brewing that JJ has problems. If he doesn’t win here, we’ll know for sure
2. #4 Kevin Harvick. He’s on the pole, and will want one to keep up with Brad and Joey.
3. #24 Jeff Gordon. If Jimmie doesn’t win. Jeff probably will.
Guys to Watch
1. #41 Kurt Busch. It would be good if he had the race of his life and won his way into the next round…because I have him pegged to win the whole thing and I wouldn’t want my bracket to be wrong.
2. #43 Aric Almerola. Can he do enough to stick around?
3. #16 Greg Biffle. (See 2.)