relantel wrote:would be more fun if those guys with 1 win were jockeying for the 2nd wildcard going into Richmond. Would be pretty crappy if one of them got a 2nd win at the Glen and take the drama out of that 2nd wildcard slot.
Yeah I agree. Especially since KyBu is a beast at Richmond. It's a shame, IMO, that only one of Gordon or KyBu are going to make the chase. They've been two of the better cars this year, but have just had horrific luck. They've definitely had better seasons than Bowyer and Harvick. In fact, Harvick has been really quiet this year.
W/r/t the Chase, it's gotta be the 48's to lose. In fact, you can make a real strong argument that all four Hendrick cars are the best. The 5 has looked great as of late, but if they're all running the same equipment it's hard to see how the others can compete.
I think the 11 (yes, I know) has been the best non-Hendrick car this year, especially considering the RFR guys' fall as of late. The 11 has wins at Phoenix, Kansas, and a should-have won at NH (3 Chase Tracks), seconds at Darlington & Charlotte, and a would-be second at Fontana. Hamlin has been competing for wins unless he has wrecked or had something happen save for Dover, where he just sucks.
The 2 is up there too now that I think of it, but his success has come at non-Chase tracks (Bristol, Dega [technically Chase, but very random], and Kentucky). He also seems to randomly find himself running in the twenties in a fair amount of races.