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2008 Driver Profiles: Nos. 21-40

2/5/2008

In Sprint Cup's vast midsection, you'll find up-and-comers and former Chasers, a few big-organization remnants and some open-wheel legends. That'll be one of the biggest challenges in fantasy NASCAR this season: figuring out which open-wheelers are going to be able to make a Juan-Pablo-Montoya-esque transition to stock cars. (Come to think of it, they'd probably prefer to be better than Montoya was in '07, or at least to ruffle fewer feathers.) Will Dario Franchitti be the next Ganassi Rookie of the Year? Will Sam Hornish Jr. shake off his bad NASCAR experiences from last season? Can Patrick Carpentier or Jacques Villeneuve overcome possible equipment disadvantages? Your biggest weekly start/sit decisions will likely come from this group.

Christopher Harris is a fantasy baseball, football and racing analyst for ESPN.com. You can e-mail him here.