Do NASCAR teams make the grade?
Published 6:35 pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2010
It's that time of year again to grade the NASCAR race teams.
-A year ago, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) was struggling terribly just to earn a top 10 finish.
So far this season, RCR driver Kevin Harvick is leading the points race and has two wins.
Overall, RCR teams have earned a B.
-Hendrick Motorsports gets a only C+ from me.
Gordon is, however, second in points and Earnhardt and Martin are both knocking on the door to make The Chase.
-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing (EGR) has been a big surprise this year.
One of their drivers, Jamie McMurray, won the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400.
McMurray also has earned three poles and, right now, is the big money maker, earning $4,793,380 so far this year.
EGR's other driver, Juan Montoya, is 21st in points.
I'll give EGR a B for their efforts.
-Roush-Fenway Racing is struggling this year.
Greg Biffle finally got a win for that organization this past week at Pocono.
Those guys get a C (Carl gets an F for aggressive driving).
-Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is in pretty decent shape.
Sophomore driver Joey Lagono is 19th in points and has one pole.
I'll give them a B.
They get a B.
The Sprint Cup guys are in Watkins Glenn Sunday.
Whip City Speedway: Peter Dance (9th).
Lebanon Valley: Sportsman -- Kyle Armstrong (10th).