Three drivers fail to post top-ten finish in 2016, streaks end

By Dominic Aragon
November 21, 2016


Three drivers who placed outside the top-ten in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday did not score a top-ten finish this season in the Sprint Cup Series.

Casey Mears finished 18th, Danica Patrick finished 19th and David Ragan finished 29th end streaks of finishing inside the top-ten in at least one race per season.

Prior to 2016, Patrick and Mears had finished inside the top-ten in at least one race per season since 2013. Ragan had at least one top-ten finish per season since 2007.

Patrick’s best finish this season was an 11th at Charlotte in October. Mears’ best finish was 12th twice; at Daytona in July and Watkins Glen in August.

Ragan’s best finish this season was 16th at Daytona in July.

Until this season, Patrick and Ragan had finished inside the top-ten in each of their full-time seasons in the Sprint Cup Series.

Patrick will finish 24th overall in the point standings, Mears 28th and Ragan 33rd.


Which driver will finish highest in points next season?
Danica Patrick
Casey Mears
David Ragan
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