TOP TEN TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST BRISTOL

  1. JOE GIBBS RACING(LW #1)
  2. TEAM PENSKE (LW #3)
  3. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS (LW #2)
  4. STEWART HAAS RACING (LW #4)
  5. FURNITURE ROW RACING (LW #5)

 

  1. JTG RACING (LW #6)
  2. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (LW #7)
  3. CHIP GANASSI RACING (LW #9)
  4. WOOD BROTHERS RACING (LW #8)
  5. ROUSH FENWAY RACING (LW #10)

 

Joe Gibbs Racing get the win and remain at #1 for the second week. Team Penske go up a spot to #2. Hendrick Motorsports drop a place to #3. Stewart Haas Racing hold at #4. Furniture Row Racing stay in the Top 5 at #5. JTG Racing hold strong at #6. Richard Childress Racing remain at #7. Chip Ganassi Racing swap places with Wood Brothers Racing. Finally we have Roush Fenway Racing hanging in the Top 10 at #10.

 

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

TOP TEN byTRACK TYPE

TOP 10: SHORT TRACK

  1. JOEY LOGANO #22
  2. DALE EARNHARDT JR. #88
  3. CARL EDWARDS #19
  4. MATT KENSETH #20
  5. RYAN NEWMAN #31
  6. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  7. JAMIE McMURRAY #1
  8. CLINT BOWYER #15
  9. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  10. KURT BUSCH #41

Top 10 on Short tracks, Wednesday look for our Top 10 team rankings for Saturday’s Toyota Owner’s 400 from Richmond International Raceway.

RACE PREVIEW

RI 14.1

TOYOTA OWNERS 400

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

APRIL 24th, 1:00PM CHARLOTTE TIME FOX TV

¾ MILE 14 DEGREES of BANKING

The last race of the spring short track season promises the one constant of all short tracks:  short tempers. Success here will depend on how well you qualify and whether or not you can stay up front and hopefully out of the sheet metal bumping and bending that you usually find in the back and middle of the pack. In the last ten years, Joe Gibbs Racing has the most wins of any team: seven, Richard Childress Racing is next with four, and then Hendrick Motorsports with three. Matt Kenseth driving for Joe Gibbs Racing is the most recent winner here. JGR has won the most races so far this year with four, including the last three races. Will JGR dominance continue? We’ll know Sunday when we return to daylight racing.

Tuesday look for our Top 10 drivers on short tracks.

TOP FIVE DRIVERS

FOOD CITY 500 from BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

The number #5 driver to watch has won two races here, #2 Brad Keselowski. Brad has those two wins in just 12 starts! He has four total Top 5’s. Brad is not off to a great start this season like his teammate Joey Logano, but this could be just the place for Brad to return to his Top 5 ways. 

The #4 driver to watch is a Top 5 ranked short track driver, #19 Carl Edwards. Carl has 23 starts, three wins, and just five Top 5’s. Carl’s last win here was this race in 2014. He a Top 5 ranked short track driver and 5th hottest over the last six weeks.

My #3 driver is the hottest driver on the circuit, #18 Kyle Busch. Kyle has won the last two cup races and more Top 5’s this season than any other driver. Here at Bristol Kyle has 21 starts, five wins, and eight Top 5’s. His team, Joe Gibbs Racing, has won seven of the last 14 races here, and four of those were won by Kyle.

 My #2 driver has three straight Top 5’s here, #48 Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie has 26 starts with one win and ten Top 5 finishes. His short track program has been a little off but with his three straight Top 5’s and him being #2 hottest over the last six races, look for him to right things in Thunder Valley.

 The #1 pick won the last two summer night races here, #22 Joey Logano.  Joey has 14 starts, those two wins, and three Top 5’s. He is my #1 ranked short track driver and is #6 hottest over the last six weeks.

Monday look for our preview of the Toyota Owners 400 from the Richmond Int. Raceway.

TOP 30 DRIVERS

TOP 30 POWER RANKINGS

FOOD CITY 500-BRISTOL

 

  1. JOEY LOGANO #22
  2. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48
  3. KYLE BUSCH #18
  4. CARL EDWARDS #19
  5. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2
  6. DALE EARNHARDT JR #88
  7. MATT KENSETH #20
  8. RYAN NEWMAN #31
  9. KURT BUSCH #41
  10. RICKY STENHOUSE #17
  11. AUSTIN DILLION #3
  12. PAUL MENARD #27
  13. JAMIE MCMURRAY #1
  14. KASEY KAHNE #5
  15. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  16. CLINT BOWYER #15
  17. CHASE ELLIOTT #24
  18. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  19. KYLE LARSON #42
  20. GREG BIFFLE #16
  21. A. J. ALLMENDINGER #47
  22. ARIC ALMIROLA #43
  23. TREVOR BAYNE #6
  24. MARTIN TRUEX #78
  25. DANICA PATRICK #10
  26. RYAN BLANEY #21
  27. CASEY MEARS #13
  28. BRIAN SCOTT #44
  29. TY DILLION#14
  30. DAVID RAGAN #23

 

 

 

Friday we break down the Top 5 drivers to watch.

TOP TEN TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST TEXAS

  1. JOE GIBBS RACING (LW #2)
  2. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS(LW #3)
  3. TEAM PENSKE (LW #1)
  4. STEWART HAAS RACING (LW #7)
  5. FURNITURE ROW RACING (LW #4)

 

  1. JTG RACING (LW #6)
  2. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (LW #5)
  3. WOOD BROTHERS RACING (LW #8)
  4. CHIP GANASSI RACING (LW #9)
  5. ROUSH FENWAY RACING (LW #10)

 

Joe Gibbs Racing return to #1 after being out for four weeks after two back to back Cup wins from Kyle Busch. Hendrick Motorsports continue their march up the Top 10 this week to #2. Team Penske take a slight drop two spots to #3. Stewart Haas Racing move up three spots in the move of the week to #4. Furniture Row Racing slide down a spot to #5. JTG Racing stay in place at #6. Richard Childress Racing had a tough week and move back two spots to #7. Wood Brothers Racing remain at #8. Chip Ganassi Racing stay at #9 and Roush Fenway round out the Top 10 at #10.

 

These are the Top 10 Teams, Thursday look for our Top30 drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway.

TOP TEN DRIVERS by TRACK TYPE

TOP 10 DRIVERS:  SHORT TRACKS

  1. JOEY LOGANO #22
  2. MATT KENSETH #20
  3. DALE EARNHARDT JR. #88
  4. RYAN NEWMAN #31
  5. CARL EDWARDS #19
  6. KYLE BUSCH #18
  7. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  8. JAMIE McMURRAY #1
  9. CLINT BOWYER #15
  10. KURT BUSCH #41

Top 10 on short tracks, Wednesday look for our Top 10 team rankings for Sunday’s Food City 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway.