With the recent departures of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, and Danica Patrick, NASCAR seems like it’s in a bizarre place.
But what’s even more bizarre, is Chevy has finished without a win in the playoffs for the first time since they were implemented in 2004. In the world of NASCAR, firsts — like first place — are usually a good thing. But this one Chevy can’t be too pleased with.
Going into the final race of the season at Homestead, Chevy had one hope left and it was Kyle Larson according to NBC Sports. Despite a close race, when it was all said and done, Larson was unable to pass Martin Truex Jr. to capture the victory. Larson and Chase Elliott each finished in the Top-5, but as we all know, Top-5 doesn’t win races.
In the first 26 races of the season, Chevy took the top spot 10 times. But after Larson won the regular season finale at Richmond, Chevy has been left out of the winner’s circle
Toyota came out on top eight times during the playoffs, with Ford capturing two wins. Each of them had eight during the regular season.