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Carl Edwards vs. Matt Kenseth
In the most dangerous sport Edwards's feigned punch at a teammate's noggin on Oct. 21 was one of the scariest moments of the year.
Juan Pablo Montoya
The former Indy 500 champ and Formula One winner lived up to his considerable hype, reaching Victory Lane once and finishing a rookie-best 20th in the standings. He'll be a Chase contender in '08.
Before the Chase, he had never finished higher than third in a race in his two years on the circuit; during the Chase he had a win and two second-place runs, which propelled Bowyer—NASCAR's version of Appalachian State—to third in the final standings.