Who are the heavyweights for the Sprint All-Star Race?
MAY 16, 2014 10:49a ET
If you are in Saturday night's Sprint All Star Race, well, you are in it for a reason. You are in it because you are a winner.
For that reason alone, I don't know that you can rule out anyone in the field. I think with what the rule changes have been for the 2014 season and what weâve seen on the track, three drivers are at the top of my chart.
My three to watch Saturday night are Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. If you look at Friday's qualifying in Kansas, they qualified 1-2-3 on that mile-and-a-half track. We all know you canât ignore the No. 48 team.
I mean, it doesn't matter if they are having an up season or a down season. It doesn't matter if they've won races or, in the case of 2014, are still looking to win a race. When it comes to Charlotte Motor Speedway and particularly the Sprint All Star Race, if you forget about Jimmie Johnson and that No. 48 car as a factor, you will be making a grievous error.
Jimmie's won this race more than anyone. Remember he won for the fourth time just a year ago.
This race is tailor-made for some drivers over others. The 20-lap segments make for quick, fast action.
Kyle Busch is one that comes to mind when you think about a race structured like this. The problem is I'm just not sure the Toyota camp or the Joe Gibbs Racing camp has what it takes right now. They are just missing a little something still. Maybe Saturday night they can show everyone they found what was missing.
WATCH! The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race: 7 p.m. ET Saturday, FOX Sports 1