The grandson of Richard Childress, Dillon was the 2011 Camping World Truck series and the 2013 Xfinity series Champion. Dillon has six truck series wins and three Xfinity series wins. He also was the Truck series Rookie of the Year in 2010 and Xfinity series Rookie of the Year in 2012. Dillon hasn’t lit the world on fire in the Sprint Cup Series but the potential remains there and his past success says he could still make an impact. 2016 was somewhat of a breakout year for him as he was able to find consistency and make the Chase for the first time. He won his first career Cup race in 2017 at Charlotte.
Not sure he is more famous for winning the 2011 and 2012 Xfinity Series championship or being Danica Patrick’s boyfriend. Stenhouse actually got his big break driving midget cars for Tony Stewart racing in USAC and then joined Roush Fenway Racing. Winning consecutive Nationwide titles was an impressive feat. The only think holding him back currently is the team-wide struggle that is RFR. Luckily, RFR is trending in the right direction after 2016 and going from three teams to two should help Stenhouse. In fact, he took his first career Cup win at Talladega in 2017 and added another win at Daytona.
Bowyer’s 12-year career in the Cup Series has been productive. Bowyer has eight Sprint Cup wins. He also has eight Xfinity series wins and 145 top-10’s. Bowyer hasn’t recovered from the controversy from the 2013 Richmond race and has gone winless in 2014, 2015, 2016 and so far in 2017. Bowyer is also known for being a good interview, which is all he had in 2016 during the worst season of his NASCAR career.
Hamilton has wins in all three major NASCAR series, something that only 25 other drivers in the history of the sport have accomplished. He got his big break driving one of the “Movie Cars” for the movie Days of Thunder. He has four Cup wins, one Xfinity win and 10 Truck series wins. Hamilton passed away in 2007 after suffering from head and neck cancer.
Watch Hamilton take the checkered flag at Talladega in 2001.
“Front Row Joe” actually isn’t as front row as people think. In 23 years of Sprint Cup racing, he only has 10 career poles. Nemechek has four Cup wins and 62 top-10’s. He was the 1992 Xfinity series champion. In his Xfinity career, Nemechek has 16 wins and 126 top-10’s. Nemechek is regarded as one of the nicest guys in the history of the sport.
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