As per usual before the traditional Easter off week, the Sprint Cup points standings are chock full with both shocking surprises and vast disappointments.
While Carl Edwards leads Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick after eight races, drivers such as Paul Menard and A.J. Allmendinger seem to be on the verge of breakout seasons. Meanwhile, 2010 Chasers Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton and Greg Biffle may need to make a charge very soon in order to reach the top 10 via consistency rather than relying on wins to earn one of two "wild card" spots.
Without further ado, here are 25 reasons for 25 drivers—a reason each of the top 25 drivers in the Sprint Cup points standings could take the title come November.