JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2016 GoBowling.com 400 edition

Date: 5-8-16

Racetrack: Kansas Speedway

Pole Sitter: Martin Truex Jr.

HEARTRACERS:

  • Kyle Busch: Kyle won the race. He led the second most laps and beat Kevin Harvick for the win.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin was second in the race after battling Kyle Busch for the win. He tried to get by and then ran out of steam. He still leads the points.
  • AJ Allmendinger: AJ sometime gets good finishes like this in the top-ten. He continues to impress in average equipment.
  • Kurt Busch: Kurt got another top-ten finish. He hasn’t won yet but he is getting close.
  • Ryan Blaney: Ryan made a strong case that he could challenge Chase Elliott for Rookie of the year. I think he may do ok all year but he won’t get in the Chase. I think he will be to hit or miss this year. He was in the top-five in this race.
  • Chase Elliott: Chase got another top-ten as a Cup Series rookie. He is a strong favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors in the same car as Jeff Gordon. So far, he is doing better than Jeff in his rookie season.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Paul Menard: Paul was out of the race in last place. He finished in 40th with a wreck. He is still struggling with RCR Racing.
  • Cole Whitt: Cole was the slowest finishing lapped car in 39th place. Cole was 55 laps down. His team is in this state every week and they hope to get out of it.
  • Joey Logano: Joey crashed with Denny Hamlin. He got a poor finish. He got everyone talking being in another wreck with Denny Hamlin.
  • Denny Hamlin: Denny was in a wreck with Joey Logano making them both remember what happened a few years ago. He got another poor finish.
  • Josh Wise: Josh had suspension failure on lap 245 of the race. He finished second to last. He was in and out of the garage like Cole Whitt during the race.
  • Kyle Larson: Kyle got into a crash for the second week in a row. He did not improve from Talladega.

Tony Stewart – SPECIAL SECTION

HEARTRACERS:

  • Tony got a top-fifteen finish in his full time return. He will try and get more good runs like this one to try and make the Chase.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Tony needs a win and a top-thirty point’s finish to make the Chase. He will need to get higher in the running order in the following weeks to have a chance.