Ryan Truex hopes to race his way into Trucks playoffs on Friday

  • Ryan Truex hopes to race his way into Trucks playoffs on Friday

Ryan Truex hopes to race his way into Trucks playoffs on Friday

Don't cry for Truex, however who, with four victories, enters the final ten races as the favorite to capture his first Cup Series Championship.

"Obviously I think it's a good thing that we have them (playoff points), and I think we could have used them previous year with the way the playoffs worked out for us", recalled Truex.

"With the eliminations, with one race for the championship at the end especially, you're not out there one on one".

"You're not out there one-on-one".

Bookmark this page and change them weekly if you want to. Once following a crash in the spring race there, Kenseth said he was riding in the back of ambulance that got lost on the way to the care center. "I don't really know if you can have a favorite".

With the field set for the playoffs that begin with Sunday's race at Chicagoland Speedway, here are my odds on the 16 drivers and what I see - through the haze - as their chances. A stage win earns one playoff point to be added in the following round.

But Gaughan knows his position can change in an instant with a poor performance or a new victor below him in the points. Jimmie won the Playoff race at Charlotte 1 year ago. At Darlington, it was a flat tire.

When an ambulance blocked Kenseth's path to pit road last weekend at Richmond Raceway, it wasn't his first misadventure with a safety vehicle at the Virginia short track.

It took almost three hours, and nearly all 400 laps, for meaningful action to arrive at Richmond Raceway Saturday night, known for many years as "The Action Track". "When you can have a faster group, and their consistency is better, there's no question you've got to take that". The attention has shifted to the Playoffs and the next 10 weeks. "You have the conversations with the people you feel like you need to have the conversations with, then you turn around and focus on next week", he said. Busch will use Suarez's crew for the next 10 races. "We talked about what we needed to and moved on". NASCAR called a caution, the race went into overtime, and Truex was involved in an accident.

"Last year was a great way to kick it off for us and the whole first round was really good winning two of three races, and hopefully we can do that again", Truex said. The last two years have been tough for the #4 team, however. Except, that's behind him, and Truex isn't anxious things are suddenly going to go wrong at the most important time of the year.

Busch has one win, four top-five finishes and seven top-10s and has led a total of 429 laps in 12 career Cup Series starts at Chicagoland.

Maybe we can't say who will win the last race of the season at Homestead, but we can say who should make it into the sport's final four of title-eligible drivers. We've got an awesome run going with Martin Truex. Certainly, a few races that got away.

Kyle Busch (13-1): He may have the most talent, but luck hasn't been kind to him lately. But I think we'll be okay. "I think it's when you see those points start to roll in the second and third rounds and how they affect everything is going to be much more noticeable". That's just the way it goes. "We're bringing back the truck we had at Pocono and MI that was really fast, so I have all the confidence in the world we can have a good night on Friday".