The 'Dinger has posted some solid runs this season and might drive his way in through the Monster Energy Open if he doesn't get the fan vote.
Aric Almirola (Or replacement driver)
After suffering a compression fracture to his T5 vetebra after a horrible crash at Kansas Speedway, Almirola could miss the all-star event as he begins the recovery process. A replacement could be selected to drive the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford if Almirola is out for an extended period of time.
Roush Fenway Racing continues to stride forward in 2017 and getting one or both of their cars in the All-Star Race would be a big deal.
One of the young stars of the sport probably prefers to drive his way into the event but just in case, voting the iconic No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford into the race would be pretty cool.
After spending the past few seasons in backmarkers, Bowyer has a permanent smile on his face in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford this season. If there's a veteran who deserves to be in the All-Star Race, it's Bowyer.
Cassill has become a social media star with his "retweet game" and other fun with fans on Twitter. If we know one thing, the Internet can get anyone into this event.
After Reddit got Josh Wise into the 2014 All-Star Race, they made a similar push with Matt DiBenedetto in 2016. We're sure they'll get behind "DiBurrito" again this season.
Dillon hasn't had the start he's wanted to the season but has the potential to race his way into the All-Star Race.
The younger Dillon brother has made the most out of his equipment so far this season and could build momentum with an appearance in the All-Star Race.
The fourth-generation Earnhardt continues to gain experience. Fans could vote him into the All-Star Race for his uncle, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s, last season.
The favorite to win the fan vote will also be a favorite to race his way into the main event in the Monster Energy Open.
Hill has continued to log laps in the Rick Ware Racing No. 51 ride. If the Internet got behind him, he could make his way in.
One of the main contenders to race his way into the All-Star Race will also have a decent shot at the fan vote.
After being involved in a handful of accidents in the first few races, LaJoie is starting to figure out how to wheel a Cup Series car.
For the first time in their existence, Leavine Family Racing is competing in the full 36-race schedule. The All-Star Race would be a nice addition for them, too.
Menard has shown speed at times this year and while he's a bit of an underdog, it wouldn't be a surprise if he raced his way into the main event.
Patrick has the potential to be voted in by the fans and wouldn't be a complete surprise if she advanced through the Open.
Ragan has made four appearances in the All-Star Race through his career. He'll look to make it No. 5 this year.
The veteran driver has never appeared in a NASCAR All-Star Race.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Stenhouse made his only All-Star Race appearance in 2013. He's shown solid speed in recent weeks for RFR and won't be a surprise if he races his way in.
The rookie driver could rely on an international push by his Mexican fans to get voted into the All-Star Race. He's also a hell of a driver who could race his way in.
Whitt has overachieved in the No. 72 TriStar Motorsports ride this season. Maybe the Internet will rally the vote behind him.