Kyle Larson wins the championship.
Its not as far fetched as you might think.
While Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr are dominating week after week at The Cup level, the addition of the playoff format will be what finally levels the playing field. Once the playoffs begin, it dosen’t matter how dominant you are. It just matters if you win, which will put a lot of drivers in a do or die situation.
Although this is usually a time when Truex Jr, Harvick and Busch would thrive, the addition of drivers that are tired of finishing in second place week after week raises the possibility of a more chaotic result. With that being said and a bad finish or two putting you out of the running for the next round, expect the top three drivers to struggle early and fail to catch up.
Of course one or two of them will, but this will also be about the same time that Chevrolet is supposed to catch up speed wise, which will trigger a rise up the ranks for the Chevy drivers. In the end, Larson is the best out of The Chevy drivers by far and would be the only one really capable of running up front week after week.
it may all come down to Homestead Miami in November, but if Chevrolet can catch up with Toyota and Ford in the department, then expect Kyle Larson to make the final four and go on to win the championship.
Correction: An earlier version of this article claimed that Kurt Busch drove a Chevrolet. He actually drives The #41 Monster Energy Ford for Stewart Haas Racing.