Sizzlers – This list consist of drivers who had a great week or are riding a powerful wave of momentum.
1. Matt Kenseth- It’s good to be the driver of the #20 JGR Toyota at the moment. 7 wins on the season marks a career high for Matt.
2. Kyle Busch- Obviously Kyle was frustrated with finishing 2nd to his teammate Matt Kenseth two consecutive weeks running, but on the upside he remains solidly in contention to capture his first NSCS championship.
3. Jamie McMurray- Jamie mac exercised a tremendous amount of patients at Loudon. Overcoming an on track spin caused by soon to be former teammate Juan Montoya in the early stages of Sunday’s race to finish firmly in the top 5. Can’t help but think 2014 will be a breakout year for EGR’s veteran driver.
4. Greg Biffle- Considered to be an afterthought once the chase began. Greg Biffle certainly has silenced the naysayers, who thought he had no chance of winning this season’s championship. With 8 races remaining counting him out seems completely preposterous.
5. Brian Vickers- Amidst the cloud of controversy that’s been cast over MWR in the month of September, Brian Vickers remains the organizations constant component.
Fizzlers – Drivers listed below are falling fast, or are for lack of a better term ice cold as of late.
1. Bobby Labonte- I understand Bobby Labonte’s a well-respected driver around the NSCS garage, but it may be time to say enough is enough.
2. Kasey Kahne- If Kasey’s championship dreams weren’t already shattered prior to this weekend’s race at Loudon they certainly were after leaving Loudon.
3. Kevin Swindell – Sadly this young man was just another driver auditioning to fill the seat for Swan Racing’s failed experiment to find a full time scapegoat for 2014.
4. David Gilliland- Just another Sunday that went up in smoke for Front Row Motorsports’ other driver.
5. Scott Riggs- Remember, there was a time when this guy made headlines for refusing to start & park? Now it seems as if he won’t do anything less.
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