NASCAR & Auto Racing

Inside the Nationwide Series

ELEVATOR

UP - Kyle Busch

Less Toyota horsepower? No problem.

UP - Cale Gale

His run at O'Reilly Raceway Park was impressive from start to finish.

UP - Iowa Speedway

Adding a race at this venue should do nothing but help NASCAR.

3 THINGS TO WATCH

JACQUES VILLENEUVE: The former Formula One star will make his Nationwide Series debut in the No. 32 Toyota for Braun Racing. He tested last week on the road course in Kershaw, S.C.

RON FELLOWS: The road racing ace is driving the No. 5 Chevrolet this weekend for JR Motorsports. He's made 12 series starts - all on road courses - and has three wins.

CLINT BOWYER: The series points leader did not drive in this race a year ago and will be making his first appearance at the track while trying to earn his first championship.

OBSERVATIONS

There will be many road course "ringers" on hand for Saturday's race but the sleeper could be 20-year-old Brad Coleman. Coleman, 20, shares the world record for youngest team in Rolex 24 GT class to claim a top-10 finish with Colin Braun, 19. Coleman was eighth at this race last year and fifth a week later on the road course at Watkins Glen, N.Y.

In the hard-to-believe category: Series veteran Jason Keller, who holds the all-time record of series starts with 444, must carry a yellow "rookie stripe" on his No. 11 Chevrolet this weekend since he has never raced at Montreal previously.

THIS WEEK'S RACE

Napa 200

Where: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

TV: ESPN2

Last year's winner: Kevin Harvick

Top 10 in points: 1. Clint Bowyer, 3,216; 2. Brad Keselowski, 3,043; 3. Carl Edwards, 3,036; 4. David Reutimann, 2,926; 5. David Ragan, 2,885; 6. Mike Bliss, 2,838; 7. Kyle Busch, 2,828; 8. Mike Wallace, 2,618; 9. David Stremme, 2,587; 10. Jason Keller, 2,534.

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