As NASCAR fans prepare for the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday, an atypical busy offseason brings with it the promise of a much busier regular season than usual.
The biggest change during the offseason was in the format of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The field will expand from 12 to 16 drivers, wins will be more important than ever, there will be elimination rounds and the Chase will conclude with a four-driver, winner-take-all final season-ending race at Homestead.
Other changes that will take place in 2014 include modifications in qualifying procedures, penalties and appeals and refined aerodynamics in year two of the Generation 6 car.
Let's take a look at the top-10 storylines we'll see in 2014.