October 31, 2020

by a NASCAR fanatic - not affiliated with NASCAR

Every season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a few drivers end long winless streaks with surprising wins through fuel mileage, pit strategy, or simply hitting on their setup.

In 2017, Ryan Newman (127 races), Austin Dillon (132 races), and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (159 races) all ended long stretches without wins in the top level of NASCAR.

With those drivers removed from the list, there’s still a handful who are looking to score a win, either for the first time in a while or the first time ever.

Among the most notable names are Kasey Kahne (95 races), Jamie McMurray (124 races), Trevor Bayne (141 races), David Ragan (146 races), Clint Bowyer (161 races), Danica Patrick (166 races) and Paul Menard (208 races).

Bowyer and McMurray have shown the most speed out of the bunch so far this season and both currently sit in position to make the playoffs.

Kahne started off the 2017 season with a handful of strong runs but has struggled in recent weeks and doesn’t seem to have a contending car most weeks.

Menard’s sole win came in the 2011 Brickyard 400 and he hasn’t been able to make it back to Victory Lane since.

Both wins for Ragan came at restrictor-plate tracks and he’ll have two more chances in 2017 to steal a win at a plate race.

Bayne’s shown more speed this season but still hasn’t found a win since his 2011 Daytona 500 win.

Finally, Patrick’s still searching for her first Monster Energy Series victory through 166 races.

Make your voice heard and vote for which driver will be the next to end their long winless streak.

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