Thought I would take a little time to blabber on for a while about things happening in NASCAR this year.
Toyota's Arrival: It would definitely seem that Toyota has figure things out this year. Kyle Busch has 4 wins, Denny has won, still waiting for Tony to get his stuff together. But it's not just JGR. MWR isn't relying on qualifying to make races this year, and Team Red Bull is performing much better than last year.
Fall of Hendrick: Casey Mears has only 2 top 10's for the whole year. Jr. still hasn't won, but is doing much better than last year. Unfortunately the better equipment has only led to better finishes, but still no wins. Jeff Gordon is having and up and down year. He isn't doing too bad in the standings, but has only 6 top 5's and only 7 top 10's, with 3 finishes of 35th or worse, and no wins. Last years defending champion has only one win this year in a fuel mileage race. They aren't out of contention for a championship with 3 drivers in the top 10, but the way they are performing right now it looks like the championship will be won by another organization.
Kyle Busch seems to have emerged as someone you like or hate. He still has some maturing to do, but I like him.
My boy Harvick has been disappointing me alot this year, but is still in the top 12, so there's always the chance he can win a championship, he just needs to be much more consistant at the different tracks.
Matt Kenseth had a very bad start to the year, that happens when you lose your long time crew chief I guess. The past few weeks, he has been doing much better so hopefully they have all that bad stuff behind them, and can make a run for the chase, although it may be a little too late now.
JPM has not had a good start, but he is on his third crew chief this year, and rumors are starting that he will be leaving Ganassi.
Here is something many people may not have noticed. Michael Waltrip so far this year has 1,012 points. He is currently 1,038 points behind the point leader. Not to pick on mikey only, Scott Riggs has only 981 points, and is 1,069 points behind the leader. Other drivers are worse, but they haven't been in all 13 races.
Well, that's enough for now.