2015 Is Not a Year for NASCAR Rookies

2014 saw plenty of talent in the NASCAR races bringing a refreshing trend to the NASCAR standings. Not only were the quality of the rookies in the top tier but they managed to be a part of the headlines going head to head for the ROTY honors, Kyle Larson swooped the win and Austin Dillon came in second. In 2015 however, the same trend hasn’t been maintained. Looking at the way things are going, we can already see clear cut winners and we can expect it be pretty much done in two months or so. The main competent drivers for 2015 would be Jeb Burton, Tanner Berryhill, Alex Kennedy and Bretty Moffitt.

Following the Toyota Owners 400, the standings look rather decided. Jeb Burton is in 1st place with a 20 point lead with 64 points. There is some competition for #2 and 3 being 5 points apart. A 20 point lead can be beaten but the fat of Moffitt is questionable as he won’t be in the #55 machine soon. David Ragan would take his place effectively removing any chance of Moffitt taking over Burton.

Kennedy is not set to run at every race while Burton will remain at the #26 machine. Based on this we can safely say that it is a clear road for Burton unless something extremely unexpected happens. Not the most nail-biting year for NASCAR I would say.


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