Elliott Sadler looked to be on the rise heading into last season, and the Daytona 500 seemed to solidify his up-and-coming status when Sadler finished sixth.
No one expected such a solid performance from Boris Said in the Daytona 500. Said qualified the No. 60 SoBe No Fear Energy Drink Ford sixth overall.
In what turned out to be his only top-10 finish of the season, Ricky Rudd started and finished the Coca-Cola 600 in seventh place.
While later in the season qualifying would become an issue, Scott Riggs started off the year starting in the top 10 in six of the first 10 races.
Although there were a lot of zeros in David Reutimann’s 2007 stat line, the rookie from Zephyrhills, Fla. had plenty of reasons to be encouraged.
If you were a Tony Raines fan, you had to wait a while for success this year; his highest point came eight months after the season began at Talladega.
After an off year in 2006, Ryan Newman has now tallied an incredible 42 top spots in his short 224-race NASCAR Cup career.
Whether it be in the television booth or on the track, 2007 was a forgettable year for Kyle Petty.
Frankly, David Ragan should consider having the opportunity to become a full-time Cup driver his highest point.
2007 would’ve been considered a great success for Joe Nemechek – if only he could’ve repeated his Daytona 500 performance every weekend.