With the preseason over and NASCAR getting ready to head into the Chase, the 12 championship contenders will have something at stake as they compete for the Sprint Cup title.
Drivers will be trying to prove they are future champions, while others will be competing to prove they still have what it takes to be the best in the sport.
This Chase has already been the victim of controversy, as Martin Truex Jr was knocked out after NASCAR fined Michael Waltrip Racing for the events that took place at Richmond. While Truex won’t have a shot at the title, Ryan Newman now has a chance to hold the championship before he leaves Stewart-Haas Racing.
As the Chase moves forward, drivers will be tested and will go through ups and downs, but only the best will be left standing at the end.
Each driver will have something different at stake as he tries to make the most out of the 2013 season.
Will they be able to prove their worth? Can drivers overcome past mistakes and become serious contenders for the 2013 title?
We will have to wait until the Chase is fully underway to find out, but here's what each of the 12 drivers has at stake as the Chase for Sprint Cup gets set to start.