Is Hendrick a Six Car Team?

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IMay 13, 2009

DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 09:  Mark Martin, driver of the #5 Cheez-It/CARQUEST Chevrolet, leads Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Southern 500 on May 9, 2009 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)


Is Hendrick Motorsports a six car team?

Was the Stewart-Hass team created as a de-facto Hendrick team?

We can only guess, but it sure looks like the hendrick power plants and set up's on all six race cars are the ones to beat this season.

It would be a safe bet to say at least five of those cars will make it to the chase, maybe six if Dale Jr. gets going.

This is another thing about NASCAR that looks to me like a "wink-wink" policy. They made the four car per team rule, but allow alliances, satellites, cooperations etc.

Call it what you will, but in my opinion those are loop holes that allow teams to (wink-wink) have a few more cars available to collect data. Agree?

So here we are, 11 races into the 2009 cup season and the Hendrick boys,all six of them, have just open up an old fashioned wooping (well, you know what I'm saying, "wink-wink") on the field.

Those boys have finished 37 times in the top 10 this season and so far have won four races, and except for the prince of NASCAR Dale  Jr., they are all in the top 12.

That is just incredible! Hmm, or is it ? I'l leave a question for all you racing experts.

Is the alliance (wink-wink) with the Stewart-Hass team making a differance on the total dominance of Hendrick Motorsports?