The Cup Off-Season, Part 2

Thanks to all of you who participated in dialogue after my last article. Sounds like many of you are still fed up with NASCAR and don’t see much a future in it for yourself.

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Martin Truex, Jr Is Rewarded For Stellar Season

This is the way it is supposed to work. The team that put together the most wins all season won the title. Martin Truex, Jr finished with the most wins (8 including Homestead) and the most top 5 and top 10 finishes. He also had 6 DNFs, so that shows you just how good the 78 was.

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Harvick gets First Win at Texas and Advances

Kevin Harvick showed everyone why he is called The Closer. Just when it looked like Martin Truex, Jr was going to bring home his first Texas win, Harvick was the model of consistency and ran Truex down, passing him on his way to his first ever win at Texas. Harvick joins Kyle Busch and Truex as three of the four drivers to compete for the championship at Homestead.

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Mr. 7-Time Is Now Also Mr. 2017 2-Time

Remember all that early season scuttlebutt about Hendrick and the 48 team having lost something? Did Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus forget how to win? After Bristol, the message from the 48 team is a resounding NO. Don’t look now, but Jimmie Johnson may be hitting his stride.

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At Texas, Jimmie Johnson Didn’t Forget How To Win

So Jimmie Johnson has had some trouble this year finding the top 10 this year let alone Victory Lane. And he changed tires after spinning out in qualifying forcing him to start the race from the back. While Ryan Blaney was busy winning race stages, Johnson was busy making his way to the top 5. Johnson did not lead the most laps but he led the most important lap at the end. Oh, by the way, Brad Keselowski hasn’t won a stage but leads with 10 playoff points by virtue…

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