#3 Paul Menard
Its no secret that failing to make the playoffs in a car that made it to the elite eight last season is a bad sign, but that seems to be the situation that Paul Menard is faced with. This comes after The former Brickyard 400 winner left RCR in 2018 to take to over Ryan Blaney’s old ride, which was supposed to be a fresh start for Menard.
With that being said, however, Menard has only managed one top-five and four top-tens so far this season and sits 70 points out of the final spot in the playoffs. Interesting enough though, one of the last races before the playoffs is Indianapolis, which could be a great chance for him to go to victory lane ad finally qualify for the playoffs.
In the end, Menard doesn’t seem to have much of a future if he cant even put a team in the playoffs that were in the final eight only one year ago. He also hasn’t even come close to winning a race yet, which is another bad sign for Menard and could mean that he won’t last long at Wood Brothers Racing.