Re: 16 points from falling out with no wins, Does Jr miss the Chase this year?
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Posted by OlsonFan on August 21, 2013 at 09:13:57:
In Reply to: 16 points from falling out with no wins, Does Jr miss the Chase this year? posted by 3and8fan4ever on August 19, 2013 at 09:10:30:
The thing is, the 88 hasn't lost many points based off their performance. They've lost more points due to bad luck and things out of their control. The one race this season they've finished outside the top 20 where the team failed was at Martinsville. The deal at Texas was partly self inflicted but with the alternator going out, they still probably wouldn't have got the finish they deserved.
Between Charlotte, Texas, both Michigan races and Watkins Glen, they've lost around 100 points or so based on the difference of where they were running before issues out of their hands. Without those problems, they're second in points. It's all hypothetical of course and you could say the same for every team out there but the point is the 88 team has done their job the majority of the season by bringing fast cars to the track pretty much every single week.
So to answer your question, barring bad luck and things out of their control, I think they will make The Chase.