Welcome to From the Marbles' 2014 season previews. Here's how we think the Chase will shake out in this first year of 16 drivers and eliminations. Will we be right? Unlikely, but it's fun to think about our soothsaying possibilities until the green flag waves for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23.
Driver: Kurt Busch
2013 Finish: 10th
2013 Highlight: Should we say "making the Chase?" After moving to his second single-car team in two years, no one really knew what the expectations really were for Busch in 2013. Sure, the team's stated goal was to make the Chase, but most everyone says that entering a season. What else are you supposed to say on the media tour?
Sure enough, the team did make the Chase. Busch moved into the top 10 for the first time at Daytona in July, and despite falling back to 14th the next week, he was in the top 10 when the checkered flag flew at Richmond.
2013 Lowlight: Busch's low point isn't necessarily a single one, and it's a little different than everyone else's. TheRead More »from 2014 Season Preview: No. 12 Kurt Busch