This weekend could be the week that starts a much needed turnaround for the Chevrolet camp. See, through the first 16 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races of the 2019 season, Chevy has earned just one lone victory. That win came on a superspeedway back in April at Talladega.
Really, since Chevrolet replaced the SS with the Camaro in 2018, they bowties have only celebrated victory just five times. That’s 5-for-52. Combine that with just one victory at Chicagoland since 2010 and this doesn’t look like their weekend to shine. The last two times Chevy has won, Tony Stewart was the driver to lead them to victory lane. He’s long retired now.
But, maybe this could be their week on the 1.5-mile track after all.
Chip Ganassi Racing could be somewhat strong. Kyle Larson has four top seven finishes, three of which in the top five, in five starts. The problem is, Larson has one top 10 finish since Kansas on May 11.
Chase Elliott has two top three finishes in his three Cup Series starts at Chicago but was 19th last year. He does have a top five finish in every race with the exception of two since his victory at Talladega (7 races).
To me, if Chevy is going to win, it’s going to be by either Elliott or Larson. Then, next week its to Daytona Beach for the annual July trip. Did I mention that Chevy (Elliott) won the last superspeedway race on the season?
Could they get to victory lane twice in two weeks?