TOP 10 TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST INDIANAPOLIS

1. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS

2. MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING

3. JOE GIBBS RACING

4. FURNITURE ROW RACING

5. ROUSH/FENWAY RACING

 

6. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING

7. PENSKE RACING

8. STEWART HAAS RACING

9. EARNHARDT GANASSI RACING

10. RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS

 

Hendrick Motorsports stays at #1 this week for the fifth straight week. Michael Waltrip Racing moves up three spots to #2. Joe Gibbs Racing go up a place to #3. Furniture Row Racing drop back a place to #4 but they do stay in the Top5! Roush/Fenway Racing had rough trip to Indianapolis and drop back three spots to #5. Richard Childress Racing, Penske Racing and Stewart Haas Racing all remain in place. Richard Petty Motorsports and Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing trade spots.

 

These are the Top 10 Teams, Thursday look for our Top30 drivers at Pocano Raceway.

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TOP 10 DRIVERS byTRACK TYPE

TOP 10: FLAT TRACKS  

1. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48

2. JEFF GORDON #24

3. KEVIN HARVICK #29

4. RYAN NEWMAN #39

5. DENNY HAMLIN #11

6. TONY STEWART #14

7. GREG BIFFLE #16

8. DALE EARNHARDT #88

9. CARL EDWARDS #99

10. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2

 

Top 10 Drivers on Flat tracks, Wednesday look for our Top 10 team rankings for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 from Pocano Raceway. 

RACE PREVIEW

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POCANO RACEWAY

GOBOWLING.COM 400

2.5 MILES

BANKING Turn 1 14 degrees, Turn 2, 8 degrees, Turn 3, 6 Degrees

Aug 4th, 1:00PM ET on ESPN TV

 

Is this a road course, a flat track, or a tri-oval? How about all of the above? Only 3 turns, yet each one is banked slightly differently. When you attend this race in this spectacular part of the country, it is like watching a road course because you can’t really see every turn on the track. We have seen 12 different drivers win here in the last ten years. Those 12 drivers come from six different teams. Three teams have 75% of those wins. Hendrick Motorsports has the most wins in the last ten years, with six – three wins each from Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. They also have the two most recent victories here. Joe Gibbs Racing has five wins in the last ten years – one from Joey Logano and four from Denny Hamlin. Roush/Fenway Racing has four wins in the last ten years. Will Hendrick Motorsports domination continue? We’ll know on Sunday.

Tuesday look for our top 10 drivers on flat tracks. Thursday we rank the top 30 drivers for Sunday’s race.

Tuesday look for our top 10 drivers on flat tracks. Thursday we rank the top 30 drivers for Sunday’s race.

TOP 5 DRIVERS

BRICKYARD 400 at the INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

The #5 driver to watch is tied as the winning-est driver here, #24 Jeff Gordon. Jeff has 19 starts, four wins and 11 Top 5’s. Jeff drives a Chevy which has won here the last ten years in a row and GM has won 15 of the 19 races run here. Jeff, who is facing the prospect of missing The Chase this year, comes in as the 15th hottest driver over the last 6 weeks, and is rated #2 on flat tracks.

 

My #4 pick is an Indiana native and current resident, #14 Tony Stewart. Tony comes in pretty confident because in his 14 Brickyard starts he has two wins and six Top 5’s. Eight of his last nine starts have been Top 10’s!

 

My #3 pick has five straight Top 10 finishes at the Brickyard, #16 Greg Biffle. Greg has ten starts and three Top 5’s, and those Top 5’s came in the last four years, his 3M Fusion is just getting better here.

 

My #2 pick is #2 hottest over the last six weeks, #29 Kevin Harvick. Kevin has 12 starts, one win and four Top 5 finishes.

He is very happy to be here where Chevys have done well and keep in mind Kevin likes the tracks without much banking. He is #3 rated for me on this type of track.

 

My #1 pick is tied with teammate Jeff Gordon for winning-est driver, #48 Jimmie Johnson.  Jimmie has 11 starts here and four wins. Four out of 11 is pretty strong! The funny thing is, he has three other finishes 36 or worse. Jimmie is the defending champion of this race, coming in first here last year. He’s also the #1 flat track driver, #1 in points AND #1 hottest over the last six weeks.

 

Monday look for our preview of the GOBOWLING.COM 400 from Pocano Raceway.

 

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TOP 30 DRIVERS

CROWN ROYAL 400 AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

1. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48

2. KEVIN HARVICK #29

3. GREG BIFFLE #16

4. TONY STEWART #14

5. JEFF GORDON #24

6. CLINT BOWYER #15

7. KYLE BUSCH #18

8. CARL EDWARDS #99

9. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2

10. MATT KENSETH #20

11. KASEY KAHNE #5

12. RYAN NEWMAN #39

13. JAMIE MCMURRAY #1

14. DALE EARNHARDT JR #88

15. MARTIN TRUEX #56

16. MARK MARTIN #55

17. PAUL MENARD #27

18. ARIC ALMIROLA #43

19. JOEY LOGANO #22

20. DENNY HAMLIN #11

21. KURT BUSCH #78

22. JEFF BURTON #31

23. A. J. ALLMENDINGER #51

24. JUAN PABLO MONTOYA #42

25. MARCOS AMBROSE #9

26. RICKY STENHOUSE #17

27. DAVID RAGAN #34

28. CASEY MEARS #13

29. DAVID STREMME #30

30. DAVID REUTIMANN #83

 

 

Friday we break down the Top 5 drivers to watch in the Brickyard 400.

TOP 10 TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST NEW HAMPSHIRE

1. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS

2. ROUSH/FENWAY RACING

3. FURNITURE ROW RACING

4. JOE GIBBS RACING

5. MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING

 

6. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING

7. PENSKE RACING

8. STEWART HAAS RACING

9. RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS

10. EARNHARDT GANASSI RACING

 

Hendrick Motorsports stays at #1 this week for the fourth straight week. Roush/Fenway Racing go up a spot to #2. Furniture Row Racing drop a spot but stay in the Top 3. Joe Gibbs Racing move up two spots to #4.  Michael Waltrip Racing also move up two places to #5. Richard Childress Racing slips a spot to #6. Penske Racing drops three places to #7. Stewart/Haas Racing remain at #8. Richard Petty Motorsports goes up a place to #9. Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing return to the Top 10.

 

These are the Top 10 Owner/Teams, Tuesday look for our Top30 drivers for the Crown Royal 400 from Indianapolis.

TOP 10 DRIVERS by TRACK TYPE

TOP 10 DRIVERS: FLAT TRACKS 

1. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48

2. JEFF GORDON #24

3. KEVIN HARVICK #29

4. DENNY HAMLIN #11

5. GREG BIFFLE #16

6. TONY STEWART #14

 

7. RYAN NEWMAN #39

8. CARL EDWARDS #99

9. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2

10.  DALE EARNHARDT JR #88

 

Monday look for our Top 10 team rankings for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.