The results -- two top-10 finishes, six top-20s and a significant improvement in qualifying -- say Danica Patrick is making strides. Her crew chief thinks a top-5 -- and even a win -- could be just around the corner.
Parity ruled the first leg of the Sprint Cup schedule -- with seven different winners in the first seven races. But equilibrium has returned, which is good news for Chase hopefuls such as Matt Kenseth, Brant James writes.
Elliott Sadler is the latest winner in the Nationwide Series, but the Cup veteran isn't the only story as the series takes a break. It has really been a wide-open free-for-all this season, writes Brant James.