Coming off the Easter weekend off, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Texas for the Samsung Mobile 500 Saturday night. With that said, here is a look at my top 10 drivers heading into the Lone Star State/
10) AJ Allmendinger, #22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge
The 'Dinger had been fast for most of the year, but hasn't had the finishes to show for it. However, that 2nd at Martinsville should be a shot in the arm for the Penske team...a Chase contender in my book.
9) Jimmie Johnson, #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy
Didn't expect 5-Time back here did you? As shocking as this sounds, JJ is not that great at Texas...and I think that there will be simply faster cars to beat him.
8) Denny Hamlin, #11 FedEx Toyota
Hamlin won at Phoenix and historically fast at Texas, but has to get outta this funk, and quick.
7) Kevin Harvick, #29 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevy
Happy was on Pole at the Paperclip, but not much came out of it. That doesn't happen twice for these guys.
6) Carl Edwards, #99 Fastenal/AFLAC Ford
Why is he here? Man, if these guys don't run good here, panic time for the #99. I don't think it's panic time.
5) Matt Kenseth, #17 Best Buy/Ford EcoBoost Ford
Consistency is what Matt Kenseth is all about. Consistency is how you win at Texas. Add 1 and 1 together folks.
4) Ryan Newman, #39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans Chevy
4 races in a row it's been free Bloomin' Onions at Outback, and #5 comes this weekend, so I'll see you there Monday!
3) Tony Stewart, #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy
Who won the Fall race at Texas? Doesn't that race end at night? Doesn't this race end at night? Oh, doesn't hurt that he has 2 wins already too.
2) Dale Earnhardt, Jr., #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevy
It is time for Jr. to win one! If not here, then Talladega we go. But Top 5 is almost a lock.
1) Greg Biffle, #16 3M Ford
Aside the fact that he is my favorite driver, and take away Bristol and Martinsville, the Biff has been lights out this year, and he has always been lights out at Texas. He is definitely my favorite to win.
Don't Forget to watch the Samsung Mobile 500 starting 7:30 Saturday Night on your local FOX affiliate.