The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is only weeks away, and many storylines are already creating a buzz in the sport.
The new championship format will be the most popular topic this season. NASCAR's new championship format expands the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from 12 teams to 16 and places a stronger focus on winning races.
Each year, there are drivers who are picked to compete for the championship who instead have a disappointing season. The 2013 season was no different. Those drivers who struggled last year will look to bounce back in 2014. Fans will be watching closely to see how they fare early in the season.
The 2014 season will also feature the strongest rookie class since the 2006 class of Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., Reed Sorenson, J.J. Yeley, David Stremme and David Gilliland. The battle for the ROTY award will be fun to watch. Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson and Justin Allgaier are the favorites, and each will create a buzz this season.
Here are the drivers who will receive the most buzz during the 2014 season.