1. #24 Jeff Gordon He’s the thirteenth man in the chase…this has never happened before. He should make the most of it.
2. #78 Kurt Busch He drove in (and more importantly, didn’t cheat or make deals with anybody.) He’ll get a win one of these weeks.
3. #22 Joey Logano He’s good on these mile and a half tracks…even though his team sort of cheated to get him in.
Guys to watch
1. #15 Clint Bowyer
2. #55 Brian Vickers
3. #56 Martin Truex Jr.
Can all three of these guys rise above the awful situation Michael Waltrip Racing has put them in and eventually get to the point where the general public will not think of them as cheaters? Will their sponsors stay with them? It will be interesting.