Thursday, November 5, 2009

Paul Menard running away with FLOPPER award

After Sunday's very early wreck at Talladega, Paul Menard is running away with this year's FLOPPER award. His lead rivals Jimmie Johnson's points lead at the top of the standings.

Big congratulations to former FLOPPER contender, Jamie McMurray, who won the race this weekend. He had been in the charts consistently through two races ago. After four straight finishes 28th or worse, McMurray got 6th at Martinsville and followed that up with his win at Talladega. Good job breaking out of the FLOPPER table this year. Let's see if you can stay off the table the rest of 2009.

McMurray now has 2 of his 3 career wins at Daytona and Talladega. Looks like a Michael Waltrip type of resume.

Bobby Labonte's 10th place finish moved him far away from the FLOPPER lead.

Unless Menard can come through with three straight top 10s to end the season, I think he has this title wrapped up. He might have this clinched before we even reach Homestead. Another way to have an early celebration at Ford Championship Weekend.

Of course, David Stremme has lost his ride now for the rest of the season, taking out another one of our FLOPPER contenders.

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