2003 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year, 2010 Daytona 500 Winner
McMurray made waves when he won in only his second career Cup start, subbing for an injured Sterling Marlin, and quickly was awarded a full time ride for 2003. Despite coming up winless, whereas Greg Biffle, his main competitor won Daytona's July race, McMurray won Rookie of the Year. He's had a career of ups and downs- but the ups have been high, culminating in an excellent 2010 that saw him win not only the Daytona 500, but also the Brickyard 400 and Charlotte as well. Oddly, his 2011 was horrible, going winless and placing 27th in final points, his worst-full season finish yet. McMurray will try to bounce back in 2012, returning to Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for the third season.