NASCAR & Auto Racing

Hamlin hopes to keep his Nationwide streak at Dover intact

A midweek look at NASCAR's No. 2 touring group, the Nationwide Series:

Elevator

UP - Clint Bowyer

He's not winning, but still doing enough to remain the points leader.

UP - Carl Edwards

He is winning, but still needs some help to catch Bowyer for a second straight series title.

UP - Joey Logano

In May he made his first NASCAR start. Four months later, he has a win and a new Sprint Cup ride.

3 to Watch

DENNY HAMLIN: The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has won the past two Nationwide races at Dover and is looking for three straight.

BRAD KESELOWSKI: Keselowski is looking to extend a different streak - he's won the past two series races at concrete tracks - Nashville and Bristol.

CARL EDWARDS: Has two wins and a runner-up finish in his past four races as he tries to run down series leader Clint Bowyer.

Observations

New sponsor, new cause

Veteran series driver Jason Keller has a new ride - he’s signed with Baker Curb Racing for the remainder of this season and 2009 - and a new cause. In his first weekend with his new sponsor, Keller is going to be working to encourage NASCAR fans to pay attention to prostate health.

The Drive Against Prostate Cancer mobile unit at the track offers free screenings 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. No appointment or health insurance is necessary.

Opportunity knocking for some drivers?

Motorsports Management International, a motorsports-exclusive management company, is hosting a free agent-driver development combine Wednesday at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., where NASCAR teams can evaluate the talent of up to nine free-agent drivers. Each of the drivers will get track time with an Automobile Racing Club of America series car prepared by Eddie Sharp Racing.

This week's race

Camping World 200

Where: Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

TV: ESPN2.

Last year's winner: Denny Hamlin.

Top 10 in points: 1. Clint Bowyer 4,088; 2. Carl Edwards 3,881; 3. Brad Keselowski 3,809; 4. Mike Bliss 3,604; 5. David Ragan 3,583; 6. David Reutimann 3,564; 7. Kyle Busch 3,478; 8. Mike Wallace 3,254; 9. Marcos Ambrose 3,206; 10. Jason Leffler 3,202.

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