RACE DR on the RADIO

RACE DR ON THE RADIO

Check out the RACE DR throughout the year on SIRIUS-XM NASCAR RADIO CH 90. The favorite haunt of the Race DR. is Mojo Nixon’s Manifold Destiny on Monday nights usually in the 11PM hour, Charlotte time. Check out the Race DR as he gives his picks for the upcoming race inside the Mojo Dojo.

 

TOP 30 DRIVERS

TOP 30 DRIVERS PRESEASON 2020

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  11. KURT BUSCH #1
  12. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48
  13. RYAN NEWMAN #6
  14. CLINT BOWYER #14
  15. ARIC ALMIROLA #10
  16. AUSTIN DILLON #3
  17. WILLIAM BYRON #24
  18. COLE CUSTER #41
  19. ALEX BOWMAN #88
  20. MATT DIBENNEDETTO #21
  21. CHRIS BUESCHER #17
  22. TY DILLION #13
  23. CHRISTOPHER BELL #95
  24. TYLER REDDICK #8
  25. RYAN PREECE #37
  26. DARRELL WALLACE JR #43
  27. MICHAEL MCDOWELL #34
  28. RICKY STENHOUSE #47
  29. JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK #38
  30. COERY LAJOIE #32

This is the second installment of our preseason Top 30 drivers. On Monday, January 27th look for our next update.

TOP 30 DRIVERS PRE-SEASON

TOP 30 DRIVERS PRESEASON 2020

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  21. CHRIS BUESCHER #17
  22. TY DILLION #13
  23. CHRISTOPHER BELL #95
  24. TYLER REDDICK #8
  25. RYAN PREECE #37
  26. DARRELL WALLACE JR #43
  27. MICHAEL MCDOWELL #34
  28. RICKY STENHOUSE #47
  29. JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK #38
  30. COERY LAJOIE #32

This is the first installment of our preseason Top 30 drivers. On Monday, January 20th look for our next update.

TOP TEN TEAMS PRE SEASON

TOP TEN TEAMS PRE SEASON 2020

  1. JOE GIBBS RACING (LY #1)
  2. TEAM PENSKE (LY #2)
  3. CHIP GANASSI RACING (LY #4)
  4. STEWART HAAS RACING (LY #3)
  5. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS (LY #5)
  6. ROUSH FENWAY RACING (LY #6)
  7. WOOD BROTHERS RACING (LY #7)
  8. JTG DAUGHERTY RACING (LY #9)
  9. GERMAIN RACING (LY OFF)
  10. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (LY #8)

Joe Gibbs Racing was #1 for most of the year last year so it is not at all surprising that they remain at the top spot after #18 Kyle Busch got the win in Florida and won the championship. JGR had the most wins and no driver changes, so they stay at #1. Team Penske hold at #2 after sending all their drivers into the Playoffs and like JGR they kept their driver rooster in tack. Chip Ganassi Racing are another organization that has no driver changes since bringing in #1 Kurt Busch last year. They are the highest ranked Chevrolet team at #3. Stewart Haas Racing says goodbye to Daniel Suarez in the #41 car and hello to Cole Custer, who had an outstanding year in the Xfinity Series. They go back one place from where they were last year at the end on the year to #4. At #5 we find Hendrick Motorsports right where they ended the season. A team that saw a good deal of driver changes recently keeps the rooster the same. Although 7 time Cup Champion #48 Jimmie Johnson has announced this would be his last season. Also staying in the same position we have Roush Fenway Racing at #6. They lost Ricky Stenhouse Jr to JTG Daugherty Racing after they announced they would be bringing in #37 Chris Buescher from JTG. At #7 we have the new look Wood Brothers Racing. They welcomed in red hot Matt DiBennedetto from Leavine Family Racing after Paul Menard announced his retirement. Moving up a spot at #8 is JTG Daugherty Racing who brought in Ricky Stenhouse Jr to replace Chris Buescher. Left off the End of Season Top Ten is this years #9 team Germain Racing. They return with Ty Dillion who ended the season at #24 last year. Lastly at #10 we find Richard Childress Racing. RCR ended the year at #8 but with Daniel Hemric out of the #8 car to make way for  Tyler Reddick they dropped two places. It won’t take long for RCR to start moving up.

Monday the 13th look for the debut of our Pre Season Top 30 Drivers for 2020.

TOP TEN TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST MIAMI

  1. JOE GIBBS RACING (LW #1)
  2. TEAM PENSKE (LW #2)
  3. STEWART HAAS RACING (LW #4)
  4. CHIP GANASSI RACING (LW #3)
  5. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS (LW #5)
  6. ROUSH FENWAY RACING (LW #8)
  7. WOOD BROTHERS RACING (LW #6)
  8. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (LW #9)
  9. JTG DAUGHERTY RACING (LW# 10)
  10. LEAVINE FAMILY RACING (LW #7)

Joe Gibbs Racing has been #1 for the last 20 weeks straight and most of the year so it is not at all surprising that they remain at the top spot after #18 Kyle Busch got the win in Florida and won the championship. JGR has the most wins and the Monster Energy Cup and they stay at #1. Team Penske hold at #2. Another Ford team, Stewart Haas Racing end the year right behind them at #3. Chip Ganassi Racing drop a spot to #4.Fellow Chevrolet team, Hendrick Motorsports stay at #5. Roush Fenway Racing end the year on a high note moving up two places to #6. Wood Brothers Racing slide back a place to #7. Richard Childress Racing move up a spot to #8. JTG Daugherty Racing move up to the #9 spot to end the season. Leavine Family Racing end the year in the Top 10 at #10.

These are the Top 10 Teams ,on  Monday January 7th look for our Preseason Top Ten Teams.

TOP FIVE DRIVERS

FORD EcoBoost 400 from HOMESTEAD-MIAMI

My #5 driver to watch is the defending Monster Energy Cup Champion, #22 Joey Logano. Joey has ten starts here with three Top 5’s and a HUGE win last year that got him the Monster Energy Cup. All three of his Top 5’s came in the last four races.  He is #4 ranked for me on tracks like this and rolls in here 5th hottest over the last six races.

My #4 driver is coming off a big win in Phoenix, #11 Denny Hamlin. Denny is ranked #7 on tracks like this but is also #2 hottest over the last six weeks. He has 14 starts here, a win in 2013 and four Top 5’s’- 29%. Denny has great momentum coming out of Phoenix but sadly I think he may come up a little short.                                          

My #3 driver to watch has the highest percentage of Top 5’s, #4 Kevin Harvick. Kevin has 16 starts at this track on this configuration, a win five years ago and nine Top 5 finishes 63%. He is #1 in average finish and in his 16 starts, 15 have been Top 10’s. His last five races were all Top 5’s. He is #2 rated on tracks like this. He is also #3 hottest over the last six weeks.

My #2 driver won here four years ago, #18 Kyle Busch. Kyle has 14 starts, that win and four Top 5’s- 29%. Kyle is #4 hottest over the last six weeks. He is also #3 rated on tracks like this. He finished fourth here last year and even though he has been strong this year he hasn’t been as dominate as he has in the past.

The number #1 driver won here two years ago when he won the championship, #19 Martin Truex Jr. He is #1 hottest over the last six weeks. But more importantly he is #1 ranked at tracks like this. He has been killing it at all the 1.5 mile tracks all year long but he has been slightly better on the higher banked tracks. Here, he has 14 starts and five Top 5 finishes- 36%. He got a win here two years ago and last year finished second to Cup Championship winner Joey Logano.

Monday look for our year end Top Ten teams.

TOP 30 DRIVERS

FORD ECO BOOST 400

  1. MARTIN TRUEX #19
  2. KYLE BUSCH #18
  3. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  4. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  5. JOEY LOGANO #22
  6. KYLE LARSON #42
  7. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2
  8. CHASE ELLIOTT #9
  9. KURT BUSCH #1
  10. RYAN BLANEY #12
  11. AUSTIN DILLON #3
  12. WILLIAM BYRON #24
  13. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48
  14. ERIK JONES #20
  15. CLINT BOWYER #14
  16. RYAN NEWMAN #6
  17. MATT DIBENEDETTO #95
  18. ALEX BOWMAN #88
  19. PAUL MENARD #21
  20. RICKY STENHOUSE #17
  21. ARIC ALMIROLA #10
  22. CHRIS BUESCHER #37
  23. DARRELL WALLACE JR. #43
  24. TY DILLON #13
  25. MICHAEL MCDOWELL #34
  26. RYAN PREECE #47
  27. DAVID RAGAN #38
  28. DANIEL SUAREZ #41
  29. DANIEL HEMRIC #8
  30. LANDON CASSILL #00

Friday we break down the Top 5 drivers to watch in the Ford Eco Boost 400.

TOP TEN TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST PHOENIX

  1. JOE GIBBS RACING (LW #1)
  2. TEAM PENSKE (LW #2)
  3. CHIP GANASSI RACING (LW #4)
  4. STEWART HAAS RACING (LW #3)
  5. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS (LW #5)
  6. WOOD BROTHERS RACING (LW #6)
  7. LEAVINE FAMILY RACING (LW #7)
  8. ROUSH FENWAY RACING (LW #8)
  9. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (LW #9)
  10. JTG DAUGHERTY RACING (LW# 10)

Joe Gibbs Racing has been #1 for the last 19 weeks straight and most of the year so it is not  surprising that they remain at the top spot after #11 Denny Hamlin got the win in the desert. JGR stays at #1 and Team Penske hold at #2. But Stewart Haas Racing does drop a spot to #4 and Chip Ganassi Racing move up a place to #3. Hendrick Motorsports stay at #5. After 35 I wouldn’t expect too much more change and there isn’t any. Wood Brothers Racing, Leavine Family Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Richard Childress Racing and JTG Daugherty Racing all stay in place this week.

These are the Top 10 Teams, Thursday look for our Top 30 drivers at the Ford Eco Boost 400.