NASCAR drivers: Who's Hot/Who's Not 07.25.13
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013
Joey Logano: The only full-time Cup series driver who ran during the off weekend, and he came away with a win.
Austin Dillon: No Nationwide Series wins this season, but he has collected $200,000 in bonuses.
Sam Hornish Jr.: Back in the Nationwide points lead for the first time since May 3.
Elliott Sadler: Needed a strong Chicagoland finish after getting wrecked a week earlier at New Hampshire.
Off weeks in Cup series: They are few and far between but, everyone needs to recharge once in a while.
Corey LaJoie: The Richard Petty Motorsports development driver picked up his first Automobile Racing Club of America win.
Regan Smith: Finally gave up the Nationwide points lead.
Brian Vickers: Fill-in pit crew didn't do him any favors at Chicagoland.
- Jim Utter
This week's race
What: 160 laps or 400 miles
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.5-mile flat, paved quad-oval in Indianapolis.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Radio: Indianapolis Radio Network
Last year's winner: Jimmie Johnson
This week: Indiana 250, Nationwide Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN.
Worth mentioning: Austin Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr., Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers are eligible for the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus during Saturday's race. Whichever driver finishes highest will win the bonus. Dillon has won it twice and Sadler once.