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: Carl Edwards
2013 Finish: 13th
2013 Highlight: Edwards gets to be an answer to a pretty good NASCAR trivia question in a few years. "Who won the Richmond race that was plagued by Michael Waltrip Racing's race manipulation scandal?"
After winning the second race of the season at Phoenix, Edwards didn't win a race again until that night in Richmond, which set him up nicely for the Chase. After running inside the top three for most of the season, he was fourth entering the Chase. It was setting up nicely for a run similar to the one he had in 2011.
2013 Lowlight: Well, that optimism lasted a week into the Chase. And here's where Edwards gets to be the answer to another trivia question. "BeforeRead More »from 2014 Season Preview: No. 10 Carl Edwards