16 DALE EARNHARDT JR.
2009 SEASON 25th place, 0 wins, 5 top 10s
If there's any consolation to be found in Junior's annus horribilis, it's that things certainly can't get much worse. Thanks to Hendrick, he'll have superior equipment once again; now it's just up to the driver.
17 CLINT BOWYER
2009 SEASON 15th place, 0 wins, 16 top 10s
The best of an underperforming Richard Childress Racing operation, Bowyer remains remarkably consistent, having failed to finish only one of the last 109 races. The bottom line, though, is that he and RCR are just not that fast.
18 DAVID REUTIMANN
2009 SEASON 16th place, 1 win, 10 top 10s