NASCAR drivers: Who's Hot/Who's Not 08.29.13
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 24: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 53rd Annual IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 24, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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.
This Week's Race: Advocare 500What: 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.