A few more NASCAR drivers should reach Victory Lane soon



June 16, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick celebrates winning the KC Masterpiece 400 on May 12, 2018, at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

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The list of winning NASCAR drivers so far this 2018 season has been … underwhelming, to say the least.

Really, you’ve got three tiers of winning drivers. Atop the pyramid are Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch, whose five and four wins, respectively, pace the rest of the field. Then there’s Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer, who each have a pair of victories (thanks to Bowyer’s second last weekend at Michigan). And rounding out the field, you have Joey Logano and Austin Dillon, both of whom have a single win.

But that’s it. Six drivers have won all 15 of the Cup Series races this year. That isn’t a bad thing in and of itself, but it does mean the season is starting to feel stale. The same Victory Lane photos, the same names to monitor every week.

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