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Johnson is the front runner. Can Gene Haas-Tony Stewart dethrone him?

23 February 2011 by: Frederick Carle No Comment

Five Time Champ? Not If Joe Gibbs Racing Or Gene Haas-Tony Stewart have Anything To Say About It

Despite criticism for a lackluster regular season, Jimmie Johnson is back at the top of the heap and his fifth straight championship is in sight. Should Hendrick Motorsports be breaking open the champagne, or could other owners, like Joe Gibbs or Gene Haas-Tony Stewart, spoil the fun? There are five races to go and many drivers with a legitimate shot. Gene Haas-Tony Stewart Racing got hot at the right time and Denny Hamlin carried the regular season; who else has a shot?

The Top Six From Denny Hamlin To Gene Haas-Tony Stewart Racing

The top six drivers still have a very strong chance to overtake Jimmie Johnson as the championship season progresses. Kevin Harvick won the regular season as the points leader and is closest to #48. Denny Hamlin is always dangerous and Jeff Gordon has a championship lineage behind him. Tony Stewart caught fire late in the season and propelled Gene Haas-Tony Stewart racing into a good position. Don’t count out All-star race winner Kurt Busch either.

Long Shots

The bottom six drivers are by no means out of contention, Tony Stewart-Gene Haas racing proved that any driver can get hot at any time. Kyle Busch has 3 wins already this year and can easily add to that total. Carl Edwards and Jeff Burton are both within reach of Johnson’s point total and have the time to make up the difference.

When it comes to NASCAR, all it takes is one race to change everything!

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