I think we need Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson just signed a contract ext. with Hendrick so he's going nowhere and neither is Lowe's. Besides of any driver on the circuit give me Tony Stewart. He may very well be the best pure talent driver in auto racing today as he can wheel anything he sits down in.
Word is UPS is sticking with RYR and looking towards a young driver and that DJ will be backed by Burger King who will sponsor Bill Elliot in a Michael Waltrip Racing Cup ride at several races later this season. Rumor has it that MWR had some chevy rides built that have Toyota V-8's under the hood with NASCAR's blessing. Whether true or not we'll find out when Awesome Bill hits the track later this year.
I figure Toyota will play nice for a couple of years and then take over the series like it did the IRL so that it becomes a "one make"series. Toyota hung around until Honda came in and beat them so they picked up their marbles and came runing to NASCAR. Now IRL is a Honda series for all practical purposes. Word is Honda is next to come to NASCAR. I guess the old adage that what wins on Sunday sells on Monday still holds true.
To be honest, other than the roof and A,B and C Pillar as it relates to angle, the cars are really hybrids of what's on the car lot so they really aren't stock cars like they were from the early 80's on back.
Ever seen a 800 hp V-8 Civic?