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NASCAR drivers: Who's Hot/Who's Not 08.29.13

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Who's Hot/Who's Not


Matt Kenseth: Would lead the Chase with his five wins.

Kasey Kahne: Nice guys sometimes finish second.

Kyle Busch: Won two of three races at Bristol (Tenn.).

Joey Logano: Put in a workman's performance to earn a fifth-place finish and break into the top 10 in points.

Juan Pablo Montoya: Learned he wasn't coming back next season but earned his second-best finish of the season.


Brad Keselowski: First he's in, now he's out of the top 10.

Kurt Busch: Please see Brad Keselowski.

Brian Vickers: Took a hard hit on the track and in his Nationwide Series title hopes.

Jim Utter

This Week's Race: Advocare 500

What: 325 laps or 500.5 miles

Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, a 1.54-mile banked, quad-oval in Hampton, Ga.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday


Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year's winner: Denny Hamlin

Also this week: Grit Chips 300, Nationwide Series, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2.

• Chevrolet Silverado 250, Truck Series, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, 2 p.m. Sunday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: This weekend will mark the first Canadian stop for the Truck Series and also will be the first time in 13 years a Truck Series race will take place on a road course. Greg Biffle won the most series' recent road-course race, during June 2000 at Watkins Glen, N.Y.