Kentucky: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not?

Brad Keselowski

(WOMR file photo)

This week NASCAR rolls into the Kentucky Speedway for the fourth time.  It might be good to take a brief look at who is hot and who is not hot a the venue.



Even with his dismal 22nd finish last week at Sonoma, “Blazingly Bad” Brad Keselowski has amassed 186 points in the last five races.  Only Jimmie Johnson, 220 points, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 187 points, have earned more points in this period than Brad K.

Like most of his Hendrick Motorsports team mates, Jeff Gordon has been extremely fast.  Jeff has won at Kansas, and in the last five races, he has also earned 186 points.

The highlight of Jamie McMurray’s season has been his victory in the All-Star race at Charlotte, back in the end of May.  Notwithstanding that fact, McMurray has averaged an 8.8 finish, and earned 179 points during the last five races.

Paul  Menard is off to his very best season ever in his Sprint Cup career.  He has consecutive top five finishes and four top ten’s in the last five races.

Although Clint Bowyer has not yet driven his car into Victory Lane this season, he has four consecutive finishes of 11th or better.




Even though Kyle Busch won at Auto Club Speedway, he has been struggling very badly lately.  Busch has finishes of 42 at Dover, as well as a 41 at Michigan!  During the last five races KyBu has only scored a dismal 92 points, fewer than any top 20 driver!

It has been a very rough past few weeks for Brian Vickers.  HIs team mate, Clint Bowyer, blasted him over the radio last week at Sonoma! Nevertheless, Vickers logged finishes of 43 at Dover and 42 at Michigan, right behind Kyle Busch each week.

Expected to be contending for a championship, Greg Biffle has slid from fifth in the points at the Coca Cola 600, to now reside in the fifteenth spot.  His best finish in the last five races has been a ninth place!

At the beginning of the season there was so much hype about Austin Dillon returning the black #3 to the track in the Sprint Cup Series, and his excellent shot at rookie of the year.  Dillon’s star has slipped from the limelight, just like his car has lost speed on a weekly basis.  Dillon has not had a top ten finish since the opening race, the Daytona 500!

So now you know the rest of the story, because I looked it so that you wouldn’t have to!



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