Jeff Gordon may be on top of the Chase Grid after the first of the Eliminator Round races last weekend at Martinsville.
But does that automatically mean he’s in the best shape going forward to this Sunday at Texas and in two weeks at Phoenix?
NASCAR AMERICA’s Dale Jarrett and Frank Stoddard have differing opinions on which Chaser should feel as if he’s in the catbird seat right now.
Jarrett thinks Joey Logano (your spring winner at Texas) has momentum following a Top-5 run of his own in Martinsville, while Stoddard thinks that Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick, who were both caught in crashes last weekend, are set to bounce back.
You can hear their full opinions on the subject in the clip below.
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it would seem right for Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — to spend some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.