With Robby Gordon’s team choosing to start-and-park, could anyone behind him take advantage and sneak into a locked-in spot for NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out this week’s big story from NASCAR Bubbleland: Regan Smith earning an upset Darlington victory.
Dave Blaney stepped up again this week at Richmond with a 13th-place finish, which most importantly jumped the team three spots in owner points.
David Gilliland’s ninth-place finish for the No. 34 team was the second top-10 result ever for Front Row Motorsports and their best ever at Talladega.
In his post-race comments, Casey Mears said, “Our top priority is being in the Top 35 and we were able to make that happen tonight.”
Jamie McMurray has been a solid performer at Martinsville with one top five and 10 top 10s throughout his career entering Sunday (April 3).
Ken Schrader did not complete a lap in the top 15 throughout the race, but he did successfully complete the event.
I’m not sure if any of the bubble drivers or team members were successful at the tables in Vegas, but the race on Sunday sure didn’t bring them any luck.
Overall it was a rough week for our bubble teams, but a few things to take away from Phoenix.
Andy Lally’s road-racing expertise came into play in August, scoring what became a season-high 18th-place finish in only his third Cup career start.
The lowest point for Dave Blaney came as he left PRISM Motorsports after completing only a single race and failing to qualify for six including the biggest.
Our experts have pored over data and have their picks in order, hoping their crystal ball will help you find answers on J.J. and the rest of NASCAR’s Chasers.