Going into summer means a lot of racing, and crazy things happening on the track. We are 10 races into the season and we already have seen some wild things. Since that puts us almost at the halfway point in the NASCAR season, it’s time to make a ridiculous prediction of who I think is going to win the season.
My drastic pick to win the season is the one and only Denny Hamlin, even though he hasn’t won a race yet this season. He’s been running high in the pact every week and we’ve seen a driver go through before without winning until late in the season and take the Title. I mean Tony Stewart did it and stole the title from Carl Edwards.
I’d like to see a lower name driver win but we all know that this won’t happen due to the fact the big names have better performing cars and just smoke out the lower end cars. These lower teams also make big mistakes to often that ruin their chances. Take Matt DiBenedetto, for example. He had the win at Talladega but his spotter told him to take the outside to block Blaney. That win was Matt’s but his team took it out of his hands.
Now with this season only 10 races in we’ve only seen one driver win twice, so that makes me think maybe we see Martin Truex win the title in November. Though Truex isn’t a playoff guy he’s a more last second run guy. He doesn’t pull the big moves enough to pull another title win, though this season is crazy and maybe it’s his year.
Now the craziest pick I would love to see is Christopher Bell. The young gun has a great season - he’s got his first Cup win, he’s been running top pact, and he’s aggressive driver who isn’t afraid to rub fenders. Bell is a young gun but even though he is running a great season and has what it takes, I don’t see him being able to pull off what it takes to capture a NASCAR Cup Series championship. Maybe in a few seasons he can take the title, but not until names like Keselowski, Logano and Harvick are out of the season.