So who makes up NASCAR's most underrated drivers? Glad you asked. Here's the starting grid for the Discounted Drivers 400.
2. Forget the potential Chase tweaks. Sure, fans have their takes on what NASCAR should do with its playoff format, but there is no topic more dear to fans' hearts than the standing of the sport's holiest of No. 3s. Should it be retired? Should it be on the track? Everyone has had their deep-rooted opinions since Earnhardt's death in 2001.
The debate has heated up of late. It started with
Dillon is scheduled to spend another year in the trucks series, with rumors of Nationwide starts as well. The Cup series is only a matter of time, and while Childress has taken a "never say never" approach to whether or not he'll run the No. 3 in NASCAR's top division again, you'd think if he'd be willing to put anyone in that iconic car, it would be his own family member.
As much as seeing the No. 3 on the track stirs memories, is having it back really going to make anyone forget about the Intimidator? Does having
If seeing Dale Jr. and Dillon, and the reactions of the fans seeing a return of the No. 3 to Victory Lane taught us anything, it's that the No. 3 is clearly coming back, it's just a matter of when.
Plus-9.2 -- Improvement of
Plus-4.9 -- Kahne's increase in starting position since the declaration.