Or to look at it another way, Johnson (79), Stewart (49) and Busch (38) are the three active drivers with the most Cup victories. Throw in Edwards (28) and Logano (17) and these five drivers have combined to win 211 races — nearly six full Cup seasons. And Johnson, Stewart, and Busch have combined to win 10 champions to boot.
Ladies and gentleman, regardless of who your favorite driver is or who you like or dislike, we will be watching greatness this weekend and watching history being made.
On social media nowadays, people like to wax rhapsodic about how good the racing used to be. I would submit that right now, these drivers and their respective teams are the equals of the giants of yesterday.
There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever in mind that Johnson, Stewart, and Busch would have been champions in any era of NASCAR, and the Logano and Edwards would have been stars, too. These guys are that good, and anyone who thinks otherwise hasn’t been paying attention.
I look forward to a great and highly competitive weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and may the best driver and team win.