Already three drivers are out of contention. Stewart and Mayfield were eliminated from contention by the R. Gordon temper tantrum. Newman had an engine failure. Here are my views on the remaining drivers: Gordon Greatest NASCAR driver ever. Don't bet against him. Johnson Also a good driver. Gets Gordon's setups & has proven he can handle them. Kenseth Very smooth and consistent. You can never count out the defending champion. Busch Very talented driver. Has a tendency to lose his temper and get into trouble. Martin Has never won a championship. Don't expect him to start now Earnhardt Jr. Has trouble on mid-size tracks and the remaining schedule includes three. I don't think he can pull it off. Sadler The sleeper of the group. Could surprise everyone and if he does...I'll be surprised!