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1. Joey Logano – Despite not having a championship trophy in his case, he's climbed to the top of the hill in NASCAR's top division. Logano has averaged nearly five wins per season over the last three years, and a robust average of 18 Top-5 and 25 Top-10 finishes during the same span. The Penske Racing star is the most dominant statistical driver in the series, and his first championship is simply a matter of time.
2. Kevin Harvick – Harvick has been an incredible driver for the last four-straight seasons. He's been a top championship contender, multi-race winner and weekly Top-10 finisher. What he and crew chief Rodney Childers have built at Stewart Haas Racing is very special. They'll switch from Chevrolet to Ford this season, which will bring some new challenges, but this is still one of the elite teams in NASCAR no matter the circumstances.
3. Kyle Busch – The top driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing stable has one championship under his belt and he's looking for more in 2017. After a four-win, 25 Top-10 campaign last season, he's looking to win the championship for a second time this season. In a lot of ways, last season was the best of his NASCAR career. There's still room to grow and for Busch to remain consistent. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota has finally matured past the hiccups and inconsistencies that plagued Busch earlier in his career.
4. Jimmie Johnson – The Hendrick Motorsports