"Naturally, Kevin is going to benefit at Stewart-Haas Racing because of the support they get from Hendrick Motorsports."
Ok--Kevin is a good driver and an all around good guy but--that comment isn't really accurate. While SHR does use Hendricks equip, facts are they've struggled with this Gen 6 car and Tony has admitted it, as has the anylists when they've anylised SHR throughout the 2013 season with the Gen 6 car, in comparison to other teams. Hendricks is almost always on their game as was JGR this last season with multiple wins and while SHR had a couple wins last yr, they basically struggled. If they are to be competitive this yr with these 2 other drivers who know how to win with other teams, they need to get this Gen 6 car figured out--if they can? Hendricks may give/sell them their equip but they arent going to share any serious set up info etc to help another team beat them?
However making a pick for fun--I do think Harvick has the best chance to be the best SHR driver this yr, as Kurt will try to hard, and Tony--well--new CC etc and his injury and getting older, hard to tell how he may do? We could be pleasantly surpised--or very disappointed? Best bet as the saying goes---"Don't expect too much and you wont be so disappointed". Course if things go great then it'll be a great surprise--fingers crossed for all good things with SHR this yr.