Beat writer Jim Utter's midweek look into NASCAR's No. 2 touring outfit, the Nationwide Series:
UP – Brad Keselowski
He handled himself much better than "veteran" Denny Hamlin after the Charlotte race.
UP – Kyle Busch
It apparently doesn't matter whether he is in a Joe Gibbs Racing car or not. He's just good.
DOWN – Denny Hamlin
Contrary to what Hamlin believes, there is no inherent right to complete a pass.
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JOEY LOGANO: All eyes are this 18-year-old as he makes his debut with the hottest team in the series - Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 Toyota group. As if Toyota needed more reasons to be good.
KASEY KAHNE: Fresh off an all-star race win and victory in the Coca-Cola 600, Kahne returns to the Nationwide Series looking to continue his streak.
DARIO FRANCHITTI: This will be his first race back since he suffered a broken ankle during the race at Talladega, Ala., last month.
In its second season of competition, Toyota is on pace to break the series record for most wins in a season by a manufacturer. Chevrolet set the record in 1999 with 24. After the first 13 races that season, Chevy had eight victories. This year, Toyota has nine during the same span.
Clint Bowyer remains on track for his first series championship, but he has fallen somewhat out of the limelight. Although he has consistently earned good finishes, he has led only one race for a total of 13 laps in his last six events. Bowyer hasn't driven a series race at Dover since the 2006 season.
A note for those who think no one could compete with the Cup drivers in the Nationwide Series: Brad Keselowski finished better than 12 Cup series regulars in last Saturday's race at Charlotte.
THIS WEEK'S RACE
Heluva Good! 200
Where: Dover (Del.) International Speedway
When: 3 p.m. Saturday.
Last year’s winner: Carl Edwards
Top 10 in points: 1. Clint Bowyer, 1,890; 2. Kyle Busch, 1,823; 3. Carl Edwards, 1,714; 4. David Reutimann, 1,702; 5. Brad Keselowski, 1,670; 6. David Ragan, 1,664; 7. Mike Bliss, 1,663; 8. Jason Leffler, 1,552; 9. Mike Wallace, 1,482; 10. David Stremme, 1,454.