UP - KEVIN HARVICKWould he reconsider running all the races for a shot at another series title?
UP - CARL EDWARDS
Quickly moving to the front of the standings again.
DOWN - JOHNNY SAUTER
He's been struggling since the season started.
3 Drivers to Watch
1 - SCOTT WIMMER: Wimmer returns to the seat of Richard Childress Racing's No. 21 this weekend for the first time since the season opener at Daytona. Jeff Burton has driven the car the past three races.
2 - MARTIN TRUEX JR.: The two-time series champion will compete in the No. 5 Chevrolet this weekend, joining a list of high-profile drivers who have competed in JR Motorsports' second team entry this season.
3 - KELLY BIRES: Hasn't earned a top-10 finish but moved into the top 10 in points for the first time this season after his 12th-place finish at Atlanta.
Jason Keller continues to show he and his team can do more with less. He doesn't have full-season sponsorship, but he battles head-to-head with some of the Sprint Cup Series' best drivers each week with solid results. Keller finished 14th at Atlanta, ahead of such drivers as Dale Earnhardt Jr., David Ragan and Clint Bowyer. Australian Marcos Ambrose showed much promise last season as a rookie in NASCAR, but during the first three races of 2008, he struggled with no result better than 22nd. He finally seemed to get the team headed in the right direction last weekend with an 11th-place finish at Atlanta.
Earnhardt Jr. has run in three of the series' four races. Although he didn't start the season planning to run as many Nationwide races, I'm sure you won't hear any complaints from track promoters.
This week's race
SHARPIE MINI 300
WHERE: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
LAST YEAR'S WINNER: Carl Edwards.
TOP 10 IN POINTS: 1. Kevin Harvick 605; 2. Carl Edwards 580; 3. Kyle Busch 531; 4. David Ragan 529; 5. Clint Bowyer 507; 6. David Reutimann 503; 7. Tony Stewart 472; 8. Mike Bliss 472; 9. Mike Wallace 469; 10. Kelly Bires 445.