NASCAR: Five Bold Predictions For The Rest Of The Season

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Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Stewart will win a race and make the chase.

I can only imagine the laughter that is taking place right now but come time for the chase you will not be laughing any more.

Tony Stewart is obviously not having the 2015 season that he was hoping for. Through the first 15 races of the season his average finishing position is 26th and he already has six finishes outside of the top-30. While none of that seems to spell success for the driver of the No. 14 machine, there is a light at the end of the tunnel that is closer that some might think.

Stewart always runs better in the warmer months, it has been that way his entire career. With summer just getting underway one should naturally expect some better results from him. Another thing to look forward to when it comes to Stewart is that he has some good tracks coming up prior to the chase. The next two tracks (Sonoma and Daytona) Stewart has won on in the past.

Lastly, the adjustment that NASCAR is making with track-specific setups is going to do wonders for Stewart. One of the biggest issues for the No. 14 team in 2015 has been the new rules package. The change that NASCAR is in the process of making will help with that and the end result will be Stewart winning a race and making the chase.