It's tight and chaotic at the top of the B/R NASCAR Sprint Cup driver rankings these days.
What else would you expect during a 2014 season that has produced only two repeat winners over its first 10 races?
Some drivers seem to be working their way up as it progresses and some see their seasons slipping in the wrong direction. It isn't always based simply on their talent behind the wheel. They also need to stay on top of communication with their spotters and crew chiefs during races and establish a rapport with pit-crew members off the track that will make that pit crew motivated to execute the swiftest, cleanest stops on race day.
See who is building momentum in the right direction, and who is not, taking all of these factors into consideration as the Sprint Cup series gears up to head to Kansas and then on to Charlotte for the next three weekends of racing.