I mentioned in my last post about the dominance of Ford this season, specifically the SHR Fords. While yes a few of the SHR drivers only made it into the round of 8 by the skin of the teeth the point is they made it. That is an impressive feat.
Think about this little factoid: Stewart-Haas Racing drivers now make up HALF of the playoff field. HALF!!! I think that might be considered a fairly impressive showing. I hope that any detractors who were vocal about the team switching manufacturers are eating their words right now. I do not deny that there wasn’t a money factor involved- but the fact that under the bowtie SHR would have never likely gotten the resources or opportunity to be the powerhouse team for that manufacturer- those claims have always gone to HMS. I think you could pretty much say that right now SHR is the powerhouse team for the blue oval right? For those keeping track of manufacturers in the round of eight, there are five Fords (all of the SHR drivers and Joey Logano), two Toyotas (Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr) and one lone Chevy (Chase Elliott). Stewart-Haas Racing has every reason to proud as heck of their hard work right now.