In modern NASCAR, no manufacturer has been more dominant than Chevrolet. In recent years that has changed the Ford’s and Toyota’s have blown by Chevy and left them in the dust. And the most obvious example of this is Hendrick Motorsports the New England Patriots of NASCAR, win often and even when they don’t there right there in it. Over the past calendar year, a Hendrick Motorsports team has found victory lane just once and that was Kasey Kahne last summer at Indianapolis.
This team that just three years ago was stacked with a Hall of Fame roster of Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Kahne. Four drivers with over 150 combined wins, 11 Championships, 7 Daytona 500 victories and 10 Brickyard 400 wins. Now Johnson is the only man who remains from that group, Gordon and Earnhardt have retired, and Kahne has moved on from HMS. Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, and William Byron now make up the rest of HMS next to the greatest driver of all-time in Johnson, and with their lack of performance over the past calendar year I believe Rick Hendrick has to take a long look at moving his team to Toyota.
The Toyota’s have found incredible mile and a half speed and if HMS could be in the same equipment as Joe Gibbs Racing, look out NASCAR. Nobody is doubting Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott talent they don’t have the horses. They are doing the best with the new body of the Camaro ZL1, but there’s only so much they can do on their own without having the same speed as the likes of Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. running in the Toyota Camry.
Time for a change Mr. H
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