Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth dominated the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Between the two of them, they recorded 13 wins, and one or the other was the point leader following all but two races during the year.
With the 2014 season just around the corner, teams are gearing up to take another shot at Johnson and attempt to unseat him as series champion.
For some drivers, only minor improvements are needed to become legitimate title contenders.
In the slides ahead, I will take a look at eight of the sport's top drivers who qualified for the Chase in 2013, but because of Johnson and Kenseth's dominance were never really in the hunt to win the title. I will dissect one area where each of these drivers needs to really focus on if they have any chance of dethroning Johnson and becoming series champion.