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Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott only two Team Chevy drivers to post Top-5 in 2019

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Chase Elliott is focused before the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway in 2019. Photo: James Jackson | The Racing Experts

RIDGEWAY, Va. — After six races in the 2019 season, Kurt Busch and Chase Elliott are the only two drivers to post a top-five finish in the 2019 season.

Busch posted his only top-five finish of the season three weeks ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Chase Elliott scored a top-five with a second-place effort at Martinsville Speedway.

Busch’s four-race streak of scoring a top-10 came to an end after the driver of the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet posted a 12th place run. Meanwhile, Elliott posted his best finish of 2019 with a runner-up in the STP 500.

“I can definitely point out where I might have seen some strengths or weaknesses, but things have happened already,” Busch said in relation to how well the Camaro is performing. “I think it was a good trend to watch the Hendrick guys in the Playoffs last September/October and the way that they were changing the direction. I saw right away some numbers and it just showed that the Chevy’s were off on front downforce and with this whole new rule package that changed it a lot already.

But, yes, that will be the trend. It always seems tougher to get the balance shift right when you build a new car and then when a rules package gets thrown in, a lot of things move around.”

It has been 17 years since Chevrolet failed to score a victory in the opening six races of a season.

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Matt Courson is the Managing Editor for The Racing Experts. Courson has covered NASCAR events at 19 of the 23 active racetracks. When not at the track, the 20-year-old Journalism major enjoys spending time with family and playing Ingress.

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