A midweek look at NASCAR's No. 2 series from The Charlotte Observer's Jim Utter:
UP - SCOTT WIMMER
Richard Childress Racing makes a winner out of every driver in this series it seems.
UP - CALE GALE
Kevin Harvick Inc. rookie driver making impressive gains this season.
DOWN - FITZ MOTORSPORTS
Organization decides to go with all-Sprint Cup driver lineup in its No. 22 team.
3 to Watch
CLINT BOWYER: Became the series' newest points leader following his runner-up finish two weeks ago at Nashville. In six races Bowyer has gone from 25th to first in the standings.
MIKE BLISS: Makes his debut this weekend with Phoenix Racing after leaving Fitz Motorsports. He is fifth in points, just 120 out of the lead.
DALE EARNHARDT JR.: Earnhardt Jr. is entered in the race and will use the same car Mark Martin did in his victory earlier this season at Las Vegas -- the first win for JR Motorsports.
Already far more visibly active than former series sponsor Anheuser-Busch, Nationwide officially launches its 2008 DWD - "Driving While Distracted" - campaign this week in conjunction with its sponsorship of the NASCAR series.
During the season, Nationwide plans to take NASCAR drivers to high schools throughout the country to promote the message that multitasking behind the wheel puts drivers and fellow motorists at risk.
The first stop is this weekend in the Forth Worth, Texas, area.
Members of Roush-Fenway Racing's No. 60 team will pull double duty this weekend. Members of the team, which is sponsored by ScottsMiracle-Gro, will take part in the "Keep Dallas Beautiful" campaign by going door-to-door in a neighborhood in Trophy Club, Texas, on Friday to inform homeowners about simple steps they can take to conserve and protect water.
This week's race
WHERE: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas.
WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.
LAST YEAR'S WINNER: Matt Kenseth.
TOP 10 IN POINTS: 1. Clint Bowyer, 877; 2. Carl Edwards, 866; 3. Davis Reutimann, 806; 4. David Ragan, 771; 5. Mike Bliss, 757; 6. Brad Keselowski, 756; 7. Kevin Harvick, 751; 8. Kelly Bires, 708; 9. Mike Wallace, 706; 10. Jason Leffler, 703.