Ryan Blaney – Ryan Blaney finished 7th this summer at Texas, but its important to note that’s a misleading result. In the race he won Stage #1, won Stage #2, led a race high 150 laps and ranked as the Fastest Driver Late In A Run. In the race, Blaney was burned by a caution during the pit cycle with about 30 laps to go. Prior to that pit cycle starting, Blaney was the race leader.
Jimmie Johnson – Jimmie Johnson was a top ten contender this summer at Texas, but he finished an asterisk mark 26th. In the race he started in 20th but quickly raced his way into the top ten. Then during the competition caution around lap 20 when he was up to 8th he got a “Safety violation” which dropped him to the back. Then later on lap 117 while he was up to 11th, he slammed into the wall hard which ruined his afternoon.
Austin Dillon – Austin Dillon raced his way to victory lane this summer at Texas, but that’s obviously a misleading result. “Performance Wise”, Dillon was a low double-digits driver but he used late pit strategy. In the race he didn’t place in the first two Stages and right before he did his pit strategy play he was running in 12th with 49 laps to go. For the afternoon his average running position was 13.8 and he ranked as the 14th Fastest Driver Late In A Run.