Tony Stewart has a best finish of 16th to go along with a 32nd place showing. Kurt Busch has finished 21st and 39th and Danica Patrick has started with a 40th and 36th place finish.
With NASCAR’s new Chase rule where a win virtually assures a driver a spot in the championship chase, points will not be as crucial as in past years.
By comparison the Hendrick Motorsports team of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne has recorded six top ten finishes.
The Joe Gibbs Racing trio of drivers, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth has three top ten finishes through the first two races of the year.
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