Before we leave behind the second race of the season, we have some unfinished business to discuss. Our buddy, Latemodel driver Chris Siebert, is riding solo in this week’s edition of Driver Speak as Max takes the week off. He answered our burning questions this week:
Ben: Hey Chris, let’s get started! First off, we saw Jeff Gordon end a 66-race winless drought last weekend at Phoenix. Of the drivers currently in a dry-spell, who will be the next to break through and win again?
Siebert: Great way to see Jeff pull it out and win big!! And I’m thinking Jr. because of the adversity he came through Sunday, and I’m liking Truex Jr. and Kenseth to get a win this year. Both are fast and they haven’t had a good run or a win in awhile. So be looking for those guys to be coming to the front soon!
Ben: The early-season success of AJ Allmendinger seems to come as a surprise to a lot of people. Should it?
Siebert: No not really. He’s got a top ride and is there for a reason. So no, I don’t think it is. He’s a great guy on and off the track. He’s pretty smooth and a nice driver. I like ole AJ. So if he can produce good runs, I think he deserves his ride and more coverage.
Ben: Finally, two weeks in a row we’ve had a big crash happen early in the race. What’s the deal?
Siebert: They’re finally racing hard and battling for every last spot. It needs to be like that. It brings fans in and causes battles and rivalries. I’m liking it. It’s hard nose racing and they don’t care to push, move, or crash anybody who gets in there way. Way NASCAR should be.
Ben: Excellent points as always, Chris. Thanks for holding down the fort this week, bud! We’ll talk to you after Vegas!
Also, be sure to check out Chris Siebert’s racing page below!