Originally posted on From the Marbles  |  Last updated 12/23/11
We've already seen what could happen if Kurt Busch showed up at the Hendrick Christmas party, and his arrival to the Hendrick equipment stable raises an interesting question: Where would he rank among the drivers in Hendrick stuff in 2012? The immediate reaction is to say that the lineup of drivers in Hendrick supplies is "the best ever," but this era of widespread equipment purchasing is still something fairly new in the Sprint Cup Series. "Incomparable" is probably a better word. Eight drivers will be in Hendrick equipment next year -- seven full-time  -- and the addition of Busch means that the three drivers who have won Chase championships will be in Hendrick built cars in 2012. Yes, you read that correctly. Matt Kenseth is the last champion who won't be in Hendrick equipment when the calendar flips. With the addition of Busch to Phoenix Racing, drivers in Hendrick equipment have 13 titles and an even more staggering 253 wins. 253! Of the seven full-time drivers, Kasey Kahne...
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