Marcos Ambrose has crept into the fray of consistent contenders and has outperformed Gordon and Stewart on numerous occasions in recent years.
2nd – Denny Hamlin’s worst finish in his last three starts at Michigan. He’s won the last two spring races.
I would put David Ragan back in the lineup this weekend. He has a pair of top 10s in eight starts there and the Roush cars are always strong in the Irish Hills.
2 – Fords finished in the top 20 in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono. Matt Kenseth was eighth and David Ragan was 17th.
This week, the series heads to the tricky triangle of Pocono Raceway. The 2.5-mile track usually lends itself to long green-flag runs.
5 – the number of cautions in Sunday’s race at Kansas. It tied for the fewest number with the Oct. 2010 race.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Greg Biffle was only a few laps from victory when he had to pull his No. 16 down pit road in the final laps of the 600.
6 – the number of drivers that started outside the top 20 in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 and finished in the top 10.
The Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600 provide something that fantasy owners don’t get in any of the other 34 races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule: a test race.
19 – different winners in All-Star Race history. Carl Edwards became the 19th on Saturday.
5 – the number of cars to pull off the track between lap 45 and 55 of Sunday’s race at Dover.
Now the schedule shifts to another tough track on drivers and equipment: Dover. Chances are we won’t see an upset like last week.