Kyle Larson – Nobody had a more misleading result than Kyle Larson last year at Watkins Glen. He was easily top ten good but finished an asterisk mark 29th after getting spun out and wrecking on the final lap when the finish line in sight while running in 5th.
Martin Truex Jr. – Martin Truex Jr. was on pace to finished 2nd last year at Watkins Glen but he ended up finishing 7th after getting spun on the final straightaway.
Jimmie Johnson – His race was a total disaster last year. One thing is certain though and he wasn’t 40th place bad. In the race he got a costly pit penalty, got another pit penalty while serving his penalty, and was then later caught up in an accident. Performance wise he probably had top ten potential. Just before his problems started he was running just outside the top ten.