NASCAR drivers: Who's Hot/Who's Not 07.18.13

jutter@charlotteobserver.comJuly 18, 2013 

HOT

Brian Vickers: Is he kicking off a second chance at becoming a NASCAR superstar?

Jeff Burton: No, he never forgot how to drive.

Kyle Busch: A Nationwide win and a second place in Cup. Not a bad weekend.

Brad Keselowski: Top-five finish is just what the NASCAR doctor ordered to cure Chase blues.

Aric Almirola: Earns top-five Cup finish at New Hampshire.

Timothy Peters: His Truck wins always seem to come as a surprise.

NOT

Tony Stewart: You can't win without gas.

Kurt Busch: He is among the top 10 and then he is out.

Joey Logano: Please see Kurt Busch.

-- Jim Utter

Brickyard 400

What: 160 laps or 400 miles

Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.5-mile flat, paved quad-oval in Indianapolis.

When: 1 p.m. July 28

TV: ESPN

Radio: Indianapolis Radio Network

Last year's winner: Jimmie Johnson

This week: STP 300, Nationwide Series, Chicagoland Speedway, 3 p.m. Sunday, ESPN.

Worth mentioning: Joey Logano is the only full-time Sprint Cup Series driver entered in this weekend's Nationwide Series. He will drive the No. 22 Ford for Penske Racing.



Utter: 704-358-5113; Twitter: @jim_utter

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