Joe Gibbs Racing
#11, Denny Hamlin
% Chance he makes the Chase... 90.
+ Excels everywhere except road courses.
- Can go into an extended funk.
& Team adds championship winning crew chief, Darrien Grubb.
* JGR switches to TRD engines this year.
#18, Kyle Busch
% Chance of making the Chase... 95.
+ Threat to win every week.
- Threat to self-implode every week.
& Has cut back schedule to concentrate on Cup racing.
* Has not won a Chase race since 2005.
#20, Joey Logano
% Chance he makes the Chase... 10.
+ Excellent in Nationwide car.
- Gets bullied on the track.
& Second JGR car with a new crew chief.
* Make or break season for Joey.
Michael Waltrip Racing
#15, Clint Bowyer
% Chance he makes the Chase... 75.
+ Great on the plate tracks.
- Weak on road courses.
& Five Hour Energy drink is the sponsor.
* This is the old 00 team.
#55, Mark Martin
% Chance he makes the Chase... 0.
+ MWR stronger with he and Bowyer on board.
- New Aaron's commercials. Ugh.
& Mikey will drive a handful of races in this car.
* Third ride for Martin since he retired last decade.
#56, Martin Truex Jr
% Chance he makes the Chase... 40.
+ Good attitude.
- Moving farther down the food chain at MWR.
& Contract is up this year.
* NAPA's contract is up this year, also.
JTG Daugherty Racing
#47, Bobby Labonte
% Chance of making the Chase... 0.
+ Past Champion's provisional.
- Why keep hanging on?
& Has not won since 2003.
* Two top-5's in the last 5 years.