JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS
– 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 edition

Date: 9-18-16

Racetrack: Chicagoland Speedway

Pole Sitter: Kyle Busch

HEARTRACERS:

  • Martin Truex Jr.: Martin won the race and locked himself into the next round of the Chase. He looks like a contender for the final four Chasers this season.
  • Joey Logano: Joey set himself up to make it to the next round on points even if he doesn’t win. He got second place in the race and is off to a good Chase start.
  • Chase Elliott: Chase was close to winning this race and ended up third. He got beat by Martin Truex Jr. on the final pit stops to lose an almost certain race win.
  • Ryan Blaney: Ryan stayed out of the pits on the final caution and got a great fourth-place finish. If more people stayed out with him he would have possibly won.
  • Alex Bowman: Alex had one of his best runs since filling in for Dale Jr. He got a top-ten.
  • Brad Keselowski: Brad got a top-five in the first Chase race. He will be going for the final round of the Chase to make it there with his teammate.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Joey Gase: Joey was the slowest lapped car this week. He finished in last place 16 laps down.
  • Chris Buescher: Chris is in one of the slower Chase teams and they got into a big hole in the first round. They are 34 points back from the leader and facing a round one elimination.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin looks like he might have to win to get into the next Chase round. He is on the outside of the cut line after the first race.
  • Kyle Larson: Kyle is outside the Chase after the first race. He doesn’t have the strongest team to advance either.
  • Carl Edwards: Carl found himself on the outside of the Chase. He has a strong car to possibly get back in again.
  • Reed Sorenson: Reed had a tough return to Cup racing with a second-to-last place finish. He will have to improve his pace to get back into Cup racing full time.

Tony Stewart – SPECIAL SECTION

HEARTRACERS:

  • Tony has had some top-tens this year. He might be able to fight back into the Chase with good pace.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Tony is out of the top-twelve after the first race.