So during this past week, I’ve had a terrible case of writer’s block. In other words, I can’t think of what to write on here, and so many days have gone by without me writing anything at all.
That doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of news. In fact, it’s just the opposite.
The big story this week revolves around the three-way championship battle between Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, and Kevin Harvick. Hamlin let several points slip away last weekend at Phoenix, going from the lead to 12th in the final finishing order after a late pit stop. He enters Homestead with a 15-point lead over 4-time defending champ Johnson.
Behind them, Harvick lurks just 46 points out of the lead. If we have a crazy finish like we did last week at Phoenix, Harvick may have a shot at the Cup. Otherwise, I think it will come down to who is the best driver at Homestead between the aforementioned Hamlin and Johnson.
Johnson knows how to get things done, and he knows how to wrap up a championship. But between the two, I feel that Hamlin is more apt to drive the wheels off the car to win the title, which is exactly what he has to do.
Hamlin is also the defending winner at Homestead. He enters with the slight advantage in the standings, and with his mulligan out of the way after Phoenix, he’ll be hungry and ready to defend his win from a year ago.
If I were to predict a champion, which I won’t because whoever I pick will be jinxed, I’d have to give the slight edge to Denny because of everything I just mentioned. But there’s a reason they run these races, and the next one will decide the 2010 champion.
Now, time for Homestead.