Can Kansas Speedway’s first three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner emerge on Sunday?
Pick from several who have won twice: Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart. Each member of the quartet ranks among the top five in Driver Rating with Johnson’s whopping 119.5 topping the list.
Johnson, who finished sixth in Texas, continues as the series points leader. The five-time Sprint Cup champion’s most recent Kansas victory came in the fall of 2011. Johnson’s average Kansas finish is 8.0 aided by 11 top-10 finishes.
Biffle, a winner in 2007 and fall 2010, isn’t far behind Johnson with a Driver Rating of 113.0. Both Gordon (101.5) and Stewart (100.8) have triple-digit Driver Ratings, as does last fall’s winner Matt Kenseth (106.4).
Teams return to Kansas Speedway in October during the Chase. It’s the fourth Chase track to be run this spring along with Martinsville, Texas and Phoenix.