Published on August 5th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple3
Matt Kenseth’s race for the chase!
We’re getting down to the wire in the Chase and it seems as though there are some “great” drivers who have not yet secured their spot. You’ve got Kevin Harvick, Clint Boyer, Matt Kenseth, and David Ragen all within 54 points of each other. Kevin Harvick is sitting in the 11th position but still needs to race well these last races in order to secure his spot. It’s anyone’s game…
One driver I was 100% sure was going to secure himself a spot was Matt Kenseth. In the beginning of the season he didn’t do so well… if you asked me after 10 races if he was going to make it in the chase I would have said “Fat Chance.” In his first 10 races he averaged about 23.5th position which in my opinion is just straight up NASTY! Now these past 10 races he’s done a complete 180 and has done nothing but impress me. The second half of this season he’s turned that average finish of 23.5th into 10.1.
Matt Kenseth looked like he was securing his position in the chase but these last two races (Brickyard and Pocono) looked worse than his first 10 races. He went from being in 8th position overall in points to 13th position. If he plans on racing for the money, he better figure out what he’s going to do.
It seems to me as though Matt Kenseth is either Hot or Cold and nothing in between. He either has a top 5 car or he has a car that won’t get any camera time when it comes to race day.
These last 5 races are going to be tough for Mr. Kenseth. I’ve got a strategy I think he needs to hear in order to make it into the chase, so if he wants to e-mail me or call me to find out what it will take, then please do.
(I’ll give you all a hit…. My strategy consists of him finishing top 10 within the next 5 races and pray that Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Clint Boyer, and Kevin Harvick have a horrible day.) If he’s not close with God… maybe now’s the time.
Haha… (sorry gotta cut this article short… I’ve got a keg party I need to make an appearance at)