Geoff’s Journal: Previewing the first elimination race
By Geoff Bodine
October 1, 2017
The cream of the crop made the playoffs this season, and this weekend, we will unfortunately scrape a little off the top of that cream with four drivers being eliminated.
Dover is known for crashes, especially off of the narrow, banked Turn 2. If someone gets in trouble at that point of the track, it could mean a huge pileup.
NO. 5 KASEY KAHNE
It would be a shame if Kahne fails to advance to the second round.
I have a special place in my heart for the No. 5 in the Cup Series, being the original driver for Hendrick with that number.
21 points back, Kahne will likely need to win to make the next round.
NO. 41 KURT BUSCH
Everyone in the playoffs wants to have a great run. He’s had some tough luck this season.
Without a little bit of that tough luck, he’d be in a better place in points.
He needs a good run and misfortune of others to likely advanced to the next round.
RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING (NO. 3 AUSTIN DILLON AND NO. 31 RYAN NEWMAN)
It’s hard to get to the top and harder to stay there. His team has been there, and his cars may be proof of that.
DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.