Smaller teams have big goals, too

Updated: February 7, 2011, 3:51 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Depending on where you fall in the NASCAR food chain, your outlook on a season's success can be drastically different.

If you're Denny Hamlin, finishing a close second to Jimmie Johnson in the 2010 Sprint Cup standings is a bit of a downer.

If you're the TRG Motorsports team of owner Kevin Buckler, making the top 35 in the 2010 Sprint Cup standings was like winning the lottery.

"We are a small, single-car team and our funding is tight," ...

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