Young guns in NASCAR have promising future
In past columns, I've talked about some of the up and coming young drivers in NASCAR.
There's an awful lot of talent out there and a few drivers have recently caught my attention.
Logano has a year left on his contract with JGR, and if he doesn't start winning some races soon, his ride could be in jeopardy.
Why do I think that?
Because JGR has signed 19-year-old Ryan Truex to run six races this year in the Nationwide Series in the No. 20 Toyota Camry.
This kid is the real deal. He grew up around racing, so he knows how to handle the pressure.
He's the younger brother of Martin Truex Jr., who races for Michael Waltrip Racing. Ryan comes from the K&N Pro Series where he won back-to-back championships for MWR, in 2009 and 2010.
He also won Rookie of the Year honors in 2009 and had three wins and seven top fives. JGR would be smart to hang on to this kid, so Joey needs to pick up the pace or he could be gone.
Some other drivers to watch are brothers Austin and Ty Dillon. They are the grandsons of Richard Childress, who owns and operates Richard Childress Racing. Mike Dillon, the general manager at RCR, is their dad.
Austin, 20, currently runs in the Camping World Truck Series in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado.
He won the 2010 Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors and five poles in his rookie year. He is currently leading the points with two wins this season.
Next year, Austin will be moving to the Nationwide Series for RCR, again racing the No. 3.
Ty, 18, currently races in the ARCA Series in his No. 41 Chevrolet Impala for RCR. He is currently leading the points and has eight poles so far.
Next year, he will move to the Camping World Truck Series to replace his older brother.
I have to say the future at RCR looks very bright thanks to these two very talented young men.
The Sprint Cup guys are in Dover Sunday starting at 2 p.m. on ESPN.