Luck was on Carl Edwards' side yesterday, as the backflipping Roush Fenway Racing star scored his third win in five races in yesterday's Kobalt Tools 500. Despite a disappointment in Phoenix and coming oh-so-close at Daytona, the man they call Cousin Carl takes plenty of momentum into the off week before Bristol.
Others weren't so lucky yesterday. Tony Stewart's pit mistake cost him the victory, while one can count Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch among the drivers who took losing turns on the roulette wheel.
So, whose odds of contending are getting better after Vegas, and whose are increasing? Let's have a look: