The Middle of July and Five Hendrick Cars In the Chase: Just Amazing!

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IJuly 13, 2009

CONCORD, NC - SEPTEMBER 23:  Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports speaks with the media to announce Brad Keselowski will ne driving the Hendrick #25 in the Bank of America 500 during NASCAR Sprint Cup testing at Lowes Motor Speedway on September 23, 2008 in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)

In football there is the New England Patriots.

In baseball there is the New York Yankees.

In soccer there is Brazil.

There is no question about who is the king and godfather of NASCAR: Can you say Rick Hendrick?

As of July 13, five Hendrick cars are in the Chase and four of them are essential locks to make it.

Please understand the key word is “cars." As you may well know, the Stewart-Hass entries are Hendrick cars.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only non-satellite car not in the top 12.

This cars not only have the best drivers in the series, but also the best data sharing in NASCAR, which is so important in auto racing.

Well, let me correct that statement. I’m assuming the Stewart-Hass team data shares with Hendrick..

Just a part of being an internet writer. You just have to make an educated guess guided by all the articles you read.

For those of you who read my articles, you must be thinking: Asif and educated? Hmm, that just don’t look right. Just a little humor.

I don’t really see anyone beating a Hendrick car in this year's championship. Let me just make my prediction now: A Hendrick car will win the Chase, period.

Please post your pick if you like. Only pick a team, not a driver.

It has been rumored that Red Bull is thinking about being a Hendrick satellite team.

If that happens, now you're looking at another two cars plus Tony adding another team next year.

Now we’re talking nine Hendrick cars with a potential of having 12 cars.

A quarter of the field on race day could be Hendrick cars.

Can you imagine that? And it could happen, folks.

Hendrick is one of my favorite personalities in NASCAR, not because of his championship teams but because of all the charitable things he does.

Congratulation on another NASCAR championship, Mr. Hendrick. I know is a little early, but come on sir, you know you've got it.