TOP TEN TEAMS 2018

 

TOP TEN TEAMS 2018

 

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

 

It may come as a surprise that this year’s #1 ranked team does not have our 2018 Monster Energy Cup winner. Our #1 ranking goes Stewart Haas Racing who saw all four of their drivers visit Victory Lane this year. Four drivers that got 12 win’s for the team! They also took the highest number of drivers to the Playoffs with four.  Our #2 team is Team Penske who took all three of their drivers into the Playoffs with a combined seven wins including three from 2018 Champion Joey Logano. Last year’s #1 Team Furniture Row Racing is ranked #3. One driver, Martin Truex, with four wins is pretty stout but just not as strong as last year and it will be sad to see them fade away next year. In 2019 we’ll see Martin Truex move to this year’s #4 team, Joe Gibbs Racing. JGR started the Playoffs with three drivers and one, Kyle Busch made it all the way to the Fast Final Four. Nine wins and eight of them from Kyle is strong and with Martin Truex joining next year tells me they will be the team to challenge SHR next year. Our #5 team gathered three wins this year but they all came from just one of their four drivers. Hendrick Motorsports sent two drivers into the Playoffs, seven time Champion Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott. Jimmie was winless and was eliminated in the first round of the Playoffs and Chase Elliott got three wins and made it through three rounds. Hopefully off season changes will bring better results to the team with the most Championships of any team. At #6 we find Richard Childress Racing who sent one of their two drivers to the Playoffs. Playoff driver Austin Dillon was the first driver in the field to lock into a Playoff spot getting a win in the Daytona 500. In the #7 spot we find Chip Ganassi Racing who will gain Kurt Busch next year from Stewart Haas Racing. The #8 place is the same as last week, Wood Brothers Racing and driver Paul Menard. At the #9 spot we have another team that is losing a driver, JTG Racing. JTG will lose #47 A.J. Allmendinger. He’ll give up his ride to Ryan Preece. Lastly at #10 we find Roush Fenway Racing. This is a team that saw more than their share of changes this year. Trevor Bayne started the year as sole driver of the #6 car but ended up sharing it with former Roush driver Matt Kenseth. That sharing arrangement will end as Ryan Newman will move into that ride coming from Richard Childress Racing.

 

Look for our Pre Season Top Ten Teams Monday Jan, 7th 2019.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

No comments yet.

Comments RSS TrackBack Identifier URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s