11 BRIAN VICKERS
2009 SEASON 12th place, 1 win, 13 top 10s
Last year was a validation for Vickers, who won his second race and made the Chase. His playoff showing, however, was miserable (average finish 23.7), and he still has work to do if he wants to be a contender.
12 MATT KENSETH
2009 SEASON 14th place, 2 wins, 12 top 10s
Kenseth won the first two races of 2009 but soon bottomed out, missing the Chase for the first time. With nothing to lose, he and crew chief Drew Blickensderfer tinkered with setups in the postseason, earning three top fives. If they can build on that, a Chase return is likely.
13 GREG BIFFLE
2009 SEASON 7th place, 0 wins, 16 top 10s