There are very few things in this world that are as consistent as Jeff Burton, and 2008 proved that theory once again.
Everyone who thought Clint Bowyer’s surge in 2007 was a fluke was left drinking a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.
It was a topsy-turvy rollercoaster of a season for Denny Hamlin, with spells of fine results combined with stretches of immense mediocrity and poor runs.
Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 team struggled all year long to get a handle on the new car at intermediate tracks, an issue that proved to be their downfall just one year after collecting six wins and a modern-era record 30 top-10 finishes.
Kyle Busch was stomping on the competition so hard for the first 26 races of 2008 that the big question before the Chase was whether Carl Edwards or Jimmie Johnson could even mount a serious challenge.
It was an aggressive start to 2008 by Tony Stewart, who spent Daytona Speedweeks feuding with Kurt Busch after an on-track incident in practice led to some extracurricular activities.