Friday, October 15, 2010
Video: Tony Stewart on Inside NASCAR: “We can win this championship.”
As the Charlotte 500 approaches tomorrow night at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it will be Race 5 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. So far after 4 races, Jimmie Johnson has a slim 36 point lead over 2nd place Denny Hamlin and a 56 point lead over 3rd place Kevin Harvick.
But after a good finish at Kansas Speedway and a victory last week at California Speedway, Tony Stewart has made up a good 60 points on championship lead Jimmie Johnson and now finds himself 5th in points and more importantly only -107 points out of the lead. Right now for the top 5 in points, any one of them have a good shot at winning the Sprint Cup this year. However just like at any race anything can happen.
Personally, I believe that Tony Stewart can win his 3rd Cup Series championship this year, but in order for Smoke to win, he would have to continue finishing in front of the points leader (in this case Jimmie Johnson) and gain a good 20-30 points per race. And yes history has shown us it can be done.
But this is Jimmie Johnson's championship to lose.