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Best at New Hampshire
Worst at Dover
His win at Atlanta on March 8 was Busch's third top 10 in the first four races. He was rarely that consistent again. His finishes on intermediate tracks were mixed at best, though his third place in the June race at New Hampshire is a good omen: A solid start this week could propel the 2004 Cup champion into contention once again—and he's steady enough to stay within striking distance to the end.
8. Juan Pablo Montoya
Regular-season finish 10th
Wins 0 / Top 5s 2 / Top 10s 12
Best at Texas
Worst at California
Once thought of as a road race specialist who was too wild to put together a consistent season, Montoya has performed well on all types of tracks this year and has made the Chase for the first time. That will probably have to be victory enough. Even if Montoya had ever won a race on a Chase track, which he hasn't, the fact that his cars just don't seem as fast as some of the others would be reason to doubt his chances.
9. Kasey Kahne