Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next season.
Both would be happier driving in hopes of a Cup Series title next week.
Johnson is in the eighth and final spot to avoid elimination in NASCAR's playoffs as the series heads an elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Kyle Busch is seven points behind him as the first driver out, while Kenseth is another point off the cut line.
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