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Mid-Season Predictions-NASCAR

Posted on: July 16, 2009 9:34 pm
Edited on: July 16, 2009 10:13 pm

With 17 races left to decide the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, it is time for me to make my predictions on this year's Chase field and Cup Champion.

Chase Field (# of wins)
1. Mark Martin (5)
2. Jimmie Johnson (4)
3. Kyle Busch (3)
4. Tony Stewart (2)
5. Jeff Gordon (2)
6. Kurt Busch (1)
7. Carl Edwards (1)
8. Ryan Newman (1)
9. Kasey Kahne (1)
10. Denny Hamlin (0)
11. Juan Pablo Montoya (0)
12. Greg Biffle (0)

Top Five Finishers in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

5. Tony Stewart- After a great regular season, Stewart has some problems in the Chase and goes from being the top contender for the Cup to a disappointing 5th place finisher.

4. Jeff Gordon- For the 7th straight year, Jeff's "Drive for 5" falls short, and he winds up 4th in the 2009 final point standings.

3. Jimmie Johnson- Jimmie and Chad Knaus cannot work their magic for the fourth year in a row and Jimmie cannot break Cale Yarborough's record for consecutive championships and finishes 3rd in the points in 2009.

2. Carl Edwards- Carl has a wonderful chase in 2009 (unlike last year) and falls just short of the big prize to........

1. Mark Martin- After the early failures of the 2009 season, Mark rebounds with a great remainder of the regular season and an amazing Chase and Mark Martin walks away with his first ever Sprint Cup Series Chamipionship.

Hope you like it!


Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2009 2:42 pm

Mid-Season Predictions-NASCAR

Being a Jimmie Johnson fan, I really hope he and Chad can pull it off.  But I'm also a huge fan of Hendrick Motorsports so seeing Gordon or Martin win would also be great, except for a bittersweet feeling haha.  Although if there is one person in NASCAR that deserves a championship, it's definitely Mark Martin.  As of now though I'm not sure I would put Carl Edwards in the top 5.  Something is off with the 99 team and they are having a hard time closing out races.  But between Johnson, Gordon, Martin, and Stewart, I think this year's chase is going to be extremely exciting!  One last closing note... I have never been a Tony Stewart fan, in fact he is my least favorite driver... but I do get a smug satisfaction knowing that one reason he is doing well is because Hendrick is supplying the motors to Stewart-Haas Racing.

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