With 19 races in the books and 17 left, the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season is at somewhat of a fork in the road.
For teams like Hendrick Motorsports, it's been a good-to-great season thus far, with three of its four drivers assured to make this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup, including Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Ditto for Team Penske's Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. They're on target to enter the Chase as perhaps the strongest team in the sport—if their current collective success continues.
But there are other teams or manufacturers that have struggled, namely Toyota (with just two wins) and Furniture Row Racing's Martin Truex Jr.
Let's look at what are some of the key questions (in no particular order) going forward, as the Cup series enjoys its last off-weekend before a long and grueling 17-race grind that will determine the haves and the have-nots.