Martin Truex Jr.: We haven't had any races in more than two months, but the reigning Cup Series champion certainly will not have lost a step in that time.
Joey Logano: Logano missed the playoffs last season, but he did win "The Clash" in 2017, so he knows what it takes to win.
Danica Patrick: She qualifies because she won the Daytona 500 pole in 2013, but it's been a steady decline the past five years.
Kasey Kahne: He barely made it into the playoffs last season and isn't back with Hendrick Motorsports, so don't expect him to make much noise.
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