Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers
Kevin Harvick now at 50 career wins. Will any other current driver get there?
Denny Hamlin is at 38 wins and pushing 40 years old, and he could, or he could stall a bit and run out of time. Joey Logano (nearly 30 with 25 wins) and Brad Keselowski (age 36, 30 wins) could also conceivably do it. But there are a lot of moving parts, on and off the track, and a lot of things have to go right for a driver to reach 50 wins. No guarantees. For all we know, Harvick might be the last for a very long time.
How do you rate Matt Kenseth’s comeback?
It’s like he never left. The guy could always roll off the futon, kiss the kids goodbye and go finish 10th, anytime and anywhere. It’s certainly admirable that Mild Matt, at 48, could go 18 months without racing and finish 10th (at Darlington, no less) without a warmup, but frankly I’m just not surprised. Death, taxes and Matt Kenseth in the top 10.
Ken Willis, email@example.com