While Kevin Harvick ended 2014 with his first career Sprint Cup championship, success was in limited to little supply for his three Stewart-Haas Racing teammates.
Kurt Busch won a race at Martinsville that got him into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he made a quick exit after the first round — due mostly to the sub-par season he had other than that one win.
Danica Patrick finished 28th, which was one spot lower in the championship standings than she finished in her rookie season in 2013. However, that 28th place finish is deceiving, as Patrick did show improvement in a number of areas through the course of the 2014 campaign.
And then there was team co-owner Tony Stewart. He began the season still far from fully recovered from the sprint car race in Iowa in August 2013 that resulted in multiple fractures of his right leg and forced him to miss the final 15 races of that 2013 season
Stewart had one of the worst, if not the worst, seasons in his Sprint Cup career. Not only did he finish 25th in the standings, he failed to make the Chase, including failing to even win a race for the first time in a season in that storied career.
And then there was the Kevin Ward tragedy and the aftermath that Stewart had to go through.
All three drivers on Tuesday predicted they will all have better seasons in 2015.
So we thought we’d ask you, NASCAR fans, who do you think will be the most improved SHR driver in 2015.
Cast your vote below: