Hot 20 – Some familiar names missing, but their replacements do not seem all that out of place

Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images

Interesting things can happen after the first race of the season. Some names usually near the front find themselves as also-rans as the schedule continues on to Atlanta. No Junior. No Biffle, No Bowyer. No Patrick. Okay, I’ve gone too far, I know. Still, a lot of the boys who did, do not appear out of place. Regan Smith might have something to prove More...

by Ron Thornton | Published 3 months ago

Copyright © All rights reserved. - Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties.