OVER THE TOP
Wins and wrecks, fights and flips—no driver brings more excitement to NASCAR's top circuit than Carl Edwards, whose big-game intensity is grounded in his small-town lifestyle. Now can NASCAR's ultimate outsider launch himself to a Sprint Cup title?
Mergers and start-ups, rookies and strokers—what to look for in this season's leaner, meaner, not necessarily greener racing landscape
PROJECTED CHASE FIELD
The nine-month, 36-race quest for the Sprint Cup begins on Sunday at Daytona, and here are the 12 drivers who are expected to battle it out for stock car racing's grandest prize