Brad Keselowski scoring the win in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway gave Greg a win. That’s about the only good thing to come out of the GEICO 500 for us. Eric got a runner-up from William Byron while CJ got a fourth place run by Kevin Harvick. The rest of our drivers…well they were all pretty much waded up.
Eric had Chase Elliott (24th), Denny Hamlin (32nd) and Joey Logano (39th) all collected in crashes. Bubba Wallace won a stage but was only 19th in the end. Aric Almirola looked good early then finished 15th. Tyler Reddick was the only other driver that came in for him to finish in seventh.
Greg had Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (33rd) and Alex Bowman (38th) in crashes, Kyle Busch fading to 18th and Chris Buescher (21st). Matt DiBenedetto and Ryan Blaney were in the top five for him coming to the last lap but would finish 5th and 9th respectively.
CJ had a rough day from Martin Truex Jr. (31st), Kurt Busch (35th) and Kyle Larson (40th). He did have Austin Dillon (8th) and Chase Briscoe (11th) too.
Now, it’s onto Kansas for what should be a much better week for us.
CJ’s team should be good with Harvick having a pair of top fives last season. Larson won on a similar track in Vegas in March to go along with 3 top 8’s in his last 4 Kansas tries. Truex Jr. has 7 top 10’s in his last 8 starts including 4 of which being in the top 3. His sleeper in Kurt Busch is one to keep an eye out on. Busch, has 8 top 10’s in his last 12 Kansas starts.
Eric has Denny Hamlin (2 wins in his last last 3 Kansas starts), Joey Logano (won last October), Chase Elliott (4 top 6’s last 5) and William Byron (3 straight top 10’s) at his disposal.
Greg features Keselowski (3 top 4’s last 4), Kyle Busch (3 top 5’s last 5) and Alex Bowman (6 top 11’s in his last 7 at Kansas).