Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch were two drivers who could have and maybe should have won the race Sunday at Loudon, N.H. It didn't happen. Tony ran out of gas and finished 26th. Kurt got in a wreck and finished 31st.
While it hurt both drivers' Chase chances, I think it is fair to say that Loudon hurt Kurt the worst. Kurt is back outside the top 10. Now granted, it is only seven points but the glaring negative is that he still doesn't have a win. Right now Kurt doesn't even qualify for a Wild-Card spot.
Now on the plus side of things for the No. 78 car, and I have said this before, they really are fast every week. They have some pretty stiff competition to get by, but as we always say in racing "a fast race car can cure all ills."
Tony is also out of the top 10, but unlike Kurt, he has that one win and so right now going into the off-weekend, Tony has the second Wild-Card spot. Martin Truex Jr. with his win at Sonoma has the first Wild-Card spot.
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