Kyle Busch is the last man standing in this six-man battle for four spots.
His 2009 hasn't even been half of his 2008. Four wins, three of them early on in the season, and his win at Bristol has been the only shining light on what has been a disappointing second half for Kyle.
Bud luck has dealt him a bad hand too, his last lap crash at Daytona dropped him from a win, to a 14th place finish, and he'd be about where Mark Martin is right now. But we can't turn back the clock.
Pros: Kyle can win, he won here in the spring, and seven out of his nine finishes here have been top-5's. Kyle always seems to put the petal to the metal when things get tough, and this is the toughest part of his career yet. Plus he's with an organization that has three championships, they know how to get the job done.
Cons: Kyle himself is a con, in a few ways. His aggresiveness, has gotten better this year, but he can't afford to pull crazy moves, he needs to sit back and get the best finish possible. Also, his past history is a con. He hasn't treated his competitors with the most respect possible, and Tony Stewart showed us that at Daytona. In the game of give and take, there will be a lot less give for Kyle Busch.