Johnson-ville, Harvick-ville, Earnhardt-ville or Hamlin-ville - who's poised to "rename" the track?
I think they are afraid that if they don't perform up to expectations immediately it will all be taken away.
Hendrick Motorsports is one win away from 200 team wins and all four drivers in his stable are anxious to be the one to provide that win. It would be a huge honor to give Rick that milestone marker.
Fortunately, any one of the four could do so today. Jimmie Johnson, however, is struggling so far this year and starts further back in the field than he ever has at Martinsville. Jeff Gordon knows exactly how to get around the paperclip as well, but has had a rough start to his season, just as Johnson has.
That leaves Dale Jr and Kasey Kahne. Dale Jr almost got it done here last year, only being edged out by Kevin Harvick with a handful of laps remaining. Kasey has the pole position and the number 1 pit stall. That pit stall could very well make all the difference. This is one of the toughest pit roads in all of NASCAR. Trying to get to a pit stall without running over another car is a challenge almost as severe as driving the track.
Kevin Harvick won the truck race in dominating fashion yesterday, leading all but 2 laps. As the returning race winner, he is a definite favorite to win again today. But is he your favorite?
I'm picking him. How about you?