- #88 Jeff Gordon. How cool is it to retire and still be able to come back and defend your previous year’s race win?
- #48 Jimmie Johnson. Another one of those tracks he does ridiculously well on.
- #41 Kurt Busch. He’s been doing just what he needs to make it this far in the chase. In this round, Martinsville, Texas, and Phoenix, he should be able to shine.
Guys to watch.
- #47 AJ Almendinger. He does well here for some reason.
- #10 Danica Patrick. She has good runs in the strangest places.
- #78 Martin Truex Jr. He’s on the pole. Getting eliminated from the chase hasn’t dampened his efforts.