Matt Kenseth is having the worst luck of any driver in the Sprint Cup Series right now. It looked like he would win the Daytona 500, but he would be edged out with a quarter of a lap to go. At Atlanta, Kenseth had a strong car but a violation by a crew member and missing a black flag cost him any chance. At Las Vegas, Ryan Blaney ran up on him hard and Kenseth ended up causing a big wreck.
Carl Edwards had two great races to start the season, but then the entire week leading up to Las Vegas happened. Edwards wrecked in qualifying and he was involved in the big wreck with Matt Kenseth toward the end of the race this past week. He’s probably glad to leave the state of Nevada.
Chase Elliott is one of the young drivers that will lead NASCAR into the future. However, the first few weeks of the season have certainly provided plenty of learning lessons for Elliott. This past week at Las Vegas, he was running his line and could do nothing to avoid a wreck that took him out as well.
Another talented young driver in NASCAR, Larson is scuffling right now. He finished near the bottom of the standings this past week and has really had to fight some adversity on the track. He’s mighty talented but also mighty inconsistent.