Be it formally or informally, when you're a star in any sport, you're graded by your coaches, the media, fans and even members of opposing teams.
With that in mind, and now that we're closing in on the 15th race of the Sprint Cup season this Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, it's time to issue report cards for the sport's 15 biggest stars.
There may be some surprises, but we've evaluated the following drivers by their fan power, their on-track performance and their good or bad luck thus far—and even a few intangibles thrown in along the way—to come up with a grade.
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