Progress Report Grade: B-
NASCAR's biggest organization is riding the fence this year compared to last year's success. While three of the five teams are in the top 12, two of the teams are well out of contention. With the 2010 cut off line for four race teams to an organization, the question looming is, which team will go?
Cousin Carl Edwards has not seen the same success as he did 12 races in last year. No backflips have been seen, and Edwards has not won since Homestead last year. This time last year Edwards had three wins and was considered a favorite for the Sprint Cup. The only thing going well for Carl Edwards this year is his Aflac commericals with the duck.
Matt Kenseth on the other hand has turned his career around full force. Kenseth started the season winning the first two races of the year snapping a 36-race losing streak. Even after a few shaky races, Kenseth is still in the top 12, battling for a spot in September.
Greg Biffle is being, well, typical Greg Biffle. After 12 races, Biffle has no wins and is 10th in the standings. Last year at this time, Biffle was 11th in the points standings, with, you guessed it, no wins. If this season mirrors last season, expect Biffle to be a contender at the end.
Jamie McMurray is fighting to keep his ride at Roush-Fenway. Since the change to number of teams per owner was announced, McMurray has been labeled as the driver to go. While McMurray is 21st is points, he is in front of fellow teammate David Ragan.
Ragan has struggled all year long. Ragan only has one top-10 (6th at Daytona), is 32nd in points, and is trying to find that setup that can make him competitive again. If Ragan doesn't get in gear, it could be the exit door that he sees at the end of the year.