Note: These are meant to be humorous and (probably) do not have any truth to them.
Driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry
Loves: Short tracks such as Phoenix and Martinsville
Hates: Large, scary Chase Elliott fans
Biggest Fear: See above
Fun Fact: Hamlin has three cars in his house, his 2006 Bud Shootout winning car, his first-ever stock car, and his 2016 Daytona 500 winning car. He spends more time pretending to drive those car than actually driving on the track. There’s no telling how many of his 1,000 races took place in Denny’s living room.
Driver of the No. 18 M&Ms Toyota Camry
Loves: Dishing out a good bump ‘n’ run
Hates: Not getting credit for a solid punch (looking at you, Joey)
Biggest Fear: Second place
Greatest Strength: Facing his fears
Fun Fact: Kyle has a set of three punching bags with the faces of each Team Penske driver on them. Or, he used to. Now only Ryan Blaney remains.
Driver of the No. 19 Arris Toyota Camry
Loves: Carl Edwards’ (probably) Amish hunches
Hates: Reporters that don’t understand a thing he’s saying
Biggest Fear: Group qualifying at restrictor plate tracks
(Not so) Fun Fact: Suarez once finished inside the top five.
Driver of the No. 20 DeWalt Toyota Camry
Loves: Staying up past his bedtime for night races
Hates: People confusing him with XFINITY driver Brandon Jones. Moreover, the possibility of the other Jones joining him at Joe Gibbs Racing. People would never keep the two straight.
Biggest Fear: Himself, Matt Kenseth, and Joe Gibbs ever being in the same room together
Fun Fact: Jones once attempted a Dale Earnhardt-style pass in the grass. His splitter, however, had other plans. Jones and his splitter have had a rivalry ever since. The wall has also gotten involved on several occasions.
Martin Truex Jr.
Driver of the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy Toyota Camry
Loves: That sweet green-and-white checkered flag. Alternatively, hearing all the interesting variations of “stage winner, MTJ!” Clayton Hughes can come up with over his radio.
Hates: The adversity created by all the media’s talk of adversity.
Biggest Fear: Confronting an angry Cole Pearn. They say Canadians are nice, but that particular Canadian could throw a beaver miles over its dam if you make him angry enough.
Fun Fact: After his dominating 8-win performance last season, NASCAR has decided to engrave the Monster Energy Cup Series trophy with Truex’s name early.