Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/11/12
It's difficult to imagine a panic setting in only six races into NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series schedule. But the "you have to be kidding me" moments are starting to add up fast for a couple of championship favorites. They better start mashing the gas and consider carrying a clover. A four-leaf clover. The bizarre opening of the 2012 season features "The Biff" leading the way, Junior Nation in near ecstasy and Tony Stewart winning like it's October already. And that's not even the strange part. Hendrick Motorsports, which is on the verge of its 200th win, hasn't visited victory lane yet. And two of its drivers -- four-time champ Jeff Gordon and the team's golden new acquisition, Kasey Kahne -- are sitting outside the top 20 in points. The normally front-running Busch brothers, 16th-ranked Kyle and 26th-ranked Kurt can only be stunned at the misfortune and mishaps they've experienced in the first six races. And it has been a frustrating debut for Penske Racing's much-ado new hire, A...
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