TOP TEN TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST TALLADEGA

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

 

After ten races so far this year we still just one #1 team, Joe Gibbs Racing. They are in the top spot for the tenth straight time. Having three drivers locked into the playoffs and the most wins-six goes a long way to keeping them on top. Team Penske stay #2 after a crazy weekend in Alabama. Stewart Haas Racing stay at #3 and won’t be able move up until they begin to win. They are the only team in our top 4 how have not scored a win. Hendrick Motorsports had a HUGE week at Talladega, their first win of the year from #9Chase Elliott and a second place from #88 Alex Bowman. Is HMS fully back? The results from Dover will tell us much.  Chip Ganassi Racing drop back a place this week to #5. Wood Brothers Racing also drop back a place to #6. The fourth and last Ford team in the top 10 is right behind them at #7. Rousch Fenway Racing stay in the #7 spot again this week.  Richard Childress Racing move up a place to #8 and allied team Germain Racing drop a place to #9. JTG Daugherty Racing hang in a again in the top 10 at #10.

 

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

TOP TEN DRIVERS BY TRACK TYPE

TOP 10: INTERMEDIATE TRACKS

  1. MARTIN TRUEX #19
  2. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  3. CHASE ELLIOTT #9
  4. KURT BUSCH #41
  5. ERIK JONES #20
  6. KYLE BUSCH #18
  7. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2
  8. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  9. JOEY LOGANO #22
  10. KYLE LARSON #42

 

 

Top 10 drivers on Intermediate tracks, Wednesday look for our Top 10 teams ranked and Thursday look for our Top 30 driver rankings for Sunday’s GANDER OUTDOOR RV 400 from Dover Int. Speedway.

RACE PREVIEW

DV 19.1

GANDER RV 400

DOVER INT SPEEDWAY

May 5th, 2PM Charlotte Time on FS1 TV

1 Mile, 24 Degrees of Banking

Segment 1/120 Laps, Seg 2/120, Seg 3/160

 

Race #11 of the year takes us to the “concrete jungle” Dover Int Speedway, AKA the Monster Mile. I love this track! The banking is high and the site lines are amazing. Just about wherever you sit you have a great view of the track. In the last ten years one team has dominated here, Hendrick Motorsports. They have ten wins, eight by Jimmie Johnson alone. The second highest number of wins in the last 20 races, just three, from both Joe Gibbs Racing and Stewart Haas Racing. SHR driver #4 Kevin Harvick is the defending champion of this race. Will Hendrick Motorsports maintain their domination? Or will another team take a victory? We’ll find out Sunday.

 

Tuesday look for our Top 10 drivers on intermediate tracks and Thursday look for our Top 30 driver rankings for Dover.

TOP FIVE DRIVERS

GEICO 500 from TALLADEGA

 

My #5 driver is the most recent winner here, #10 Aric Almirola. Aric won here during the Playoffs last year. He won in his 18th start. In his 18 starts he has just three Top 5’s but all of those Top 5’s came in his last four starts. He is my #4 rated driver on the Super Speedways but also just #13 hottest over the last six weeks.

 

My #4 driver is another former winner here in ‘dega, #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ricky has 11 starts, a win in this race in 2017 and 11 Top 5’s (45%). Last year he finished 5th in this race and snagged a 3rd place finish here in the Playoffs.  He has the highest percentage of Top 5 finishes and is my #2 rated Super Speedway driver.

 

The number 3 pick is my lone Toyota driver,  #11 Denny Hamlin. Denny has 26 starts, one win and six Top 5’s. Denny is the #3 Super Speedway driver, sits #3 in points and is #3 hottest over the last six weeks. He is locked into the Playoffs and here that is a BIG advantage. He can take some risks.

 

My #2 pick got his very first win here, #2 Brad Keselowski. In 20 starts Brad has won here five times, his first win in spring 2009, spring 2012, fall 2014, spring 2016 and his last win in the Playoffs in 2017. He has seven total Top 5’s (35%).  Brad comes here 5th in points and 7th hottest over the last six weeks.

 

My #1 driver is the defending champion of this race, #22 Joey Logano. Joey has 20 starts, three wins and seven Top 5’s. He comes in here second in points, and #2 hottest over the last six weeks. Most importantly he is my #1 rated Super Speedway driver and very happy to be here where Team Penske have won six of the last nine races.

 

 

Monday we’ll preview the Gander RV 400 from DOVER.

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TOP 30 DRIVERS

Top 30 DRIVERS:GEICO 500 from TALLADEGA

 

  1. JOEY LOGANO #22
  2. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2
  3. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  4. RICKY STENHOUSE #17
  5. ARIC ALMIROLA #10
  6. KURT BUSCH #1
  7. KYLE BUSCH #18
  8. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  9. CLINT BOWYER #14
  10. PAUL MENARD #21
  11. CHASE ELLIOTT #9
  12. RYAN NEWMAN #6
  13. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48
  14. DANIEL SUAREZ #19
  15. TY DILLON #13
  16. RYAN BLANEY #12
  17. KYLE LARSON #42
  18. AUSTIN DILLON #3
  19. MARTIN TRUEX JR. #19
  20. CHRIS BUESCHER #37
  21. DARRELL WALLACE JR #43
  22. DAVID RAGAN #38
  23. ALEX BOWMAN #88
  24. WILLIAM BYRON #24
  25. ERIK JONES #20
  26. RYAN PREECE #47
  27. BRENDAN GAUGHN #62
  28. LANDON CASSILL #00
  29. MATT DIBENNEDETTO #95
  30. ROSS CHASTAIN #15

 

 

Friday we break down the Top 5 drivers for the Geico 500 from Talladega.

TOP TEN TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST RICHMOND

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

 

Martin Truex got his first win of the year at Richmond and the sixth win of the year for his team  Joe Gibbs Racing. It is no surprise then that they stay at #1 for the ninth straight week. That leaves Team Penske, the only other team with wins this year (three), in #2 place. Stewart Haas Racing remain in the #3 spot. Chip Ganassi Racing stay in the #4 spot. Wood Brothers Racing make the move of the week and move up two places to #5. That puts three Ford teams in the Top 5. Hendrick Motorsports slid back a place to #6. Roush Fenway Racing also go back a place they go to #7. Germain Racing and allied team Richard Childress Racing stay in place at #8 and #9 respectively. Finally at #10 JTG Daugherty Racing remain in the Top Ten.

 

These are the Top 10 Teams, Thursday look for our Top 30 drivers at Talladega Superspeedway.

TOP TEN DRIVERS by TRACK TYPE

TOP 10: SUPER SPEEDWAY TRACKS

  1. JOEY LOGANO #22
  2. RICKY STENHOUSE #17
  3. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  4. ARIC ALMIROLA #10
  5. RYAN NEWMAN #6
  6. KURT BUSCH #41
  7. PAUL MENARD #21
  8. CLINT BOWYER #14
  9. KYLE LARSON #42
  10. AUSTIN DILLION #3

Top 10 on Super Speedway tracks, Wednesday look for our Top 10 team rankings for Sunday’s GEICO 500 from Talladega Super Speedway.