The Sprint Cup season is just a few races short of entering its play-offs and a quick look at the key top-15 positions in the drivers' standings reveals most of the usual suspects - mainly Hendrick, Roush Gibbs, Stewart-Haas and Penske drivers. However, there's another organisation that has made inroads into that elite group.
Michael Waltrip Racing currently has two of its three drivers among the top 10, with Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr looking very much like Chase contenders. Their win tally so far only shows a victory claimed by Bowyer at Sonoma in June, but their numbers look impressively consistent in terms of top-five, top-10 and average finishes.
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The last season of a retiring NASCAR great has shown promise, and may have resulted in another playoff push without small issues outside his control. 2020 won't be the year Jimmie Johnson would have wanted, but it won't be what he is remembered for
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