Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Gordon, Johnson... Gordon, Johnson

Johnson.

Johnson.

Johnson.

Gordon.

Gordon.

Johnson.

Gordon.

Gordon.

Johnson.

Johnson.

Gordon.

Gordon.

Johnson.

Johnson.


That, in a nutshell, has been the 2007 NEXTEL Cup season. What makes those totals so unbelievable is the fact that in a bunch of those races (including Sunday) neither of them had the best cars. Sure, the fastest car doesn't always win - but what they've done this year has gone beyond luck. Still, I'm not bitter. Earlier in the year, I was bitter... but I'm not now. Enough time has passed that these other teams should be on Hendrick's level in these races. That's something that should change next year. Don't forget, Roush won 15 races back in 2005 along with putting all 5 cars in the 10-man Chase. Since? Results have been mixed. Dominant teams don't stay on top forever. This has been an extraordinary year for Hendrick, but don't be surprised to see the Gibbs trio, a Roush contingent, the Childress trio, and some new faces take at least half of those wins away and possibly more. With 3 races remaining, it's Gordon vs. Johnson for the championship. May they destroy each other in the process!

3 comments:

HW's World of Sports said...

Everyone jump on board as a Clint Bowyer fan for the next three weeks!

Kahne Kutie said...

I agree with you 100%. While I am a Kasey Kahne fan I think it is time for all teams to step up. I think next year with Kyle Busch going to Joe Gibbs he will be strong. He certainly was at the testing they did in Atlanta. I think all the teams will step up though. Kasey has come a long way and they are still improving. I think next year the Hendrick group will have some competition.

Charlie said...

Matt, they did it the old fashioned way - as the old fashioned commercial said - they earned it.