Victory Lane in Cup still reserved for biggest teams with the most money
It's true any team can win on Sunday in the NFL. NASCAR? Not so true. Victory Lane in the Cup Series is still reserved for the biggest teams with the biggest pocketbooks, writes Terry Blount.
- Thirty-three of the 43 likely starters for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday are winless this season. That's 77 percent of the field who haven't gone to Victory Lane in 2008.[+] EnlargeAP Photo/Nam Y. HuhKyle Busch is one of only three drivers with multiple Sprint Cup victories in 2008.
Ten times this season, an NHRA driver has cut a perfect light meaning he or she had a 0.00 reaction time, starting at the exact moment the Christmas Tree lights turned green.It requires excellent reflexes and a little luck, but it doesn't guarantee a victory.Three of those 10 times this season, the driver lost the matchup, including Del Worsham's loss to Ron Capps in a first-round Funny Car pairing Sunday during the Shuck's Auto Parts Nationals.Terry Blount covers motorsports for ESPN.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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