A Hoosier: Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman or defending champ Tony Stewart.
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And it wonít be a nail-biter, either.
Gordon? How will he handle his ongoing divorce proceedings?
Stewart? How will he handle the increased media scrutiny, if thatís possible?
Newman? Heís the one to watch. Fourteen top-five finishes in 2002 were just the tip of the iceberg.
Newman and teammate Rusty Wallace will be a potent one-two punch for Penske in their new Dodges. Wallace did not have a DNF last season and will push for his second champsionship.
Other drivers who will challenge for the title: Jeff Burton, Sterling Marlin, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth.
Drivers who could mix it up if everything goes their way: Mark Martin, Kurt Busch, Dale Jarrett, Jimmie Johnson and Bobby Labonte.