Five NASCAR drivers who will probably not win the Sylvania 300: A fan’s opinion

The Sylvania 300 is one of the most important NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Located in Loudon, New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway competition will be the second of the Chase for the Sprint Cup outings. On a side note, Tony Stewart was the driver who won the first Chase for the Sprint Cup race, GEICO 400, on September 19.

Here are five drivers who will probably not win the Sylvania 300:

Statistics are current as of September 21, 2011.

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch has been one of the most impressive NASCAR drivers this season. The 26-year-old driver has won a total of four races and two poles so far this season. Despite these great statistics, Busch will probably not win the Sylvania 300, as he has never won the New Hampshire Motor Speedway race.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who has not won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition so far this season, is a talented auto racer but he is not as great as he used to be. The North Carolina native will probably not finish as the top driver at the Sylvania 300, but fans should not be surprised if he manages to finish the race as one of the top 10 drivers. It is also important to note that Earnhardt Jr. has never won the New Hampshire Motor Speedway competition.

Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon is an incredible auto racer and is one of the most successful drivers of all time. In fact, Gordon has won the New Hampshire Motor Speedway race a total of two times and is currently tied as the most successful driver at the famous racetrack, along with Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman. However, Gordon has not been as successful as he used to be at winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick, who won the 2006 Sylvania 300, is another NASCAR driver who will have a good chance to finish as one of the top five drivers at the historic racetrack. Unfortunately for Harvick, he has he has been an unpredictable driver this season, despite winning four races.

Tony Stewart

Out of all the current drivers who have never won the New Hampshire Motor Speedway competition, Tony Stewart is arguably the greatest driver, besides Carl Edwards. The two-time Nextel Cup Series Champion will further increase his chances of winning the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series if he wins in New Hampshire, but he will have a hard time prevailing, as he will be competing against some of the best auto racers in the world.

Tom Harrington has been an avid and dedicated follower of NASCAR since Jeff Gordon won his first race at the 1994 Coca-Cola 600.

Sources:

Jay Busbee, "Power Rankings: Happy days are here again," Yahoo! Sports.

"NASCAR Preview: Sylvania 300," Yahoo! Sports.

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Updated Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011