More than 100 million people will soon deal with a massive snowstorm. With many of us staying inside for a few days, it seems appropriate to think about the three biggest blizzards in NASAR.
Kyle Busch at Bristol
Busch had a bad year at Bristol in 2013. But over the last five years, Busch has four wins. Only three times has he finished worse than 10th. Busch even pulled off a Triple Crown of sorts, winning the truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races all in the same weekend. For a track that causes this much trouble, this consistency is amazing.
Jimmie Johnson at Phoenix
Busch visits Victory Lane at Bristol. But Johnson’s run at Phoenix is almost as impressive. Just three times in the last five years has 6-time finished worse than 5th at Phoenix. This string of seven top-five finishes has solidified many of his titles heading into Homestead. To do this well with this much pressure helps explain Johnson’s success over the last eight years.
Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson at Martinsville
Talk about a triple threat. Hamlin and Johnson have won 7 of that last ten Martinsville races. Gordon hasn’t won, but he has led more than 900 laps. In total, this trio has led more than 2,870 laps in the last ten Martinsville races. That’s nearly 60 percent of all laps run at the track. Talk about an avalanche.
NASCAR won’t run in the snow, though it would be awesome to see. Still, there’s no reason to think that these four won’t continue storming these tracks in 2014. Stay safe in the snow, and remember Daytona is a day closer