NASCAR predictions for 2014?

It's here. The 2014 NASCAR season is underway, with front-row qualifying complete for the Feb. 23 Daytona 500. On the pole: rookie Austin Dillon, who is driving the No. 3 made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt. Meanwhile, defending champion Jimmie Johnson -- who is aiming for his seventh title, which would tie Earnhardt and Richard Petty -- must wait for his place on the opening-day grid (the rest of the field will be set Thursday). How will J.J. fare this season? What do you make of all the changes? Cast your votes below!

Who will win the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship?

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    42%
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    58%

Discuss (Total votes: 42,660)

  • Who is the biggest threat to Jimmie Johnson for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship?

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      23%
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      20%
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      13%
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      22%
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      22%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,625)

  • How many races will Dale Earnhardt Jr. win in 2014 (0 wins in 2013)?

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      17%
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      48%
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      35%

    Discuss (Total votes: 5,707)

  • Who will be NASCAR's rookie of the year in 2014?

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      66%
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      23%
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      11%

    Discuss (Total votes: 5,429)

  • How many races will Austin Dillon win in 2014?

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      44%
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      40%
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      16%

    Discuss (Total votes: 17,725)

  • What do you make of NASCAR expanding the Chase to 16 with drivers ousted at three-race intervals until four remain for a winner-take-all final race?

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      67%
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      33%

    Discuss (Total votes: 4,926)

  • Should the Chase have a prime emphasis on winning races as opposed to placing well in them?

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      68%
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      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 24,000)

  • How do you feel about NASCAR moving to pack qualifying with elimination rounds, instead of individual qualifying, in 2014?

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      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 4,574)

  • Will Tony Stewart make the Chase in 2014?

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      79%
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      21%

    Discuss (Total votes: 4,666)

  • Will Danica Patrick ever win a Sprint Cup Series race?

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      27%
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      73%

    Discuss (Total votes: 197,578)

  • How many championships will Jimmie Johnson retire with?

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      18%
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      38%
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      44%

    Discuss (Total votes: 4,645)

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