Five NASCAR drivers who will probably not win the Pure Michigan 400: A fan’s opinion

The Pure Michigan 400 is usually won by the very best NASCAR drivers. However, there are a number of very good drivers who will probably not win the Michigan race on August 21. Here are the top five drivers who will probably not finish as the best driver.

Statistics are current as of August 18, 2011.

Greg Biffle

Greg Biffle is well-known for his abrasive personality, but he is also known for being a talented auto racer. The 2001 Busch Series Rookie of the Year has 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories, but he will probably not win this year's Pure Michigan race, as he has not won the historic race since 2004.

Kyle Busch

Although Kyle Busch is one of the greatest current NASCAR drivers, he will probably not finish as the top driver in Michigan on August 21. However, I do believe that Busch will at least finish as one of the top fifteen drivers, as he is having a great season and is one of the most consistent auto racers of all time.

Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson, who is currently the third best driver in NASCAR, has never won the famous competition and will more than likely not win this year's race. However, the 2006 Daytona 500 winner is known for pulling the greatest upsets and could possibly finish as one of the top two drivers at the Pure Michigan 400.

Boris Said

Despite being a fan of Boris Said and enjoying his highly competitive nature, I do believe that Boris Said will probably not win the notable Michigan race. The 1998 12 Hours of Sebring winner is an average auto racer, but he has never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition and may never win. If Said competes at the Pure Michigan 400, I do expect that he will finish as one of the top 25 drivers.

Tony Stewart

The 2002 and 2005 Nextel Cup Series champion is another incredible driver. Unfortunately for Stewart, he has been successful at the Pure Michigan 400, but he has never won and NASCAR fans should not expect that he will win this year's race.

Tom Harrington has been an avid and dedicated follower of NASCAR since Jeff Gordon won his first race at the 1994 Coca-Cola 600.

Sources:

John Kekis, "Boris Said goes off on Biffle after Watkins Glen," Yahoo! Sports.

"Pure Michigan 400," Yahoo! Sports.

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Updated Friday, Aug 19, 2011