Jamie McMurray, winner of three races in 2010, hasn't done anything since and is 18th in the standings, and Jeff Burton, who has publicly said his Richard Childress Racing team needs to get better, is sitting 20th in points — behind Mark Martin, who has run only seven of the nine races this year.
Regan Smith, who won Darlington last season, can't be pleased he's currently 25th in the standings as he closes in on the anniversary of his only career Cup victory. And right below him is 2004 series champion Kurt Busch, who has just one top-10 finish this season with underfunded Phoenix Racing.
Nobody can stand pat for long, and RPM's hiring of Ford showed that silly season has officially started.
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