The biggest test facing Nationwide-only drivers this week at Daytona? It's called the draft, something Cup regulars Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick know a little something about, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Eighteen Busch Series starts and zero top-10s? Yes, it's been that kind of season for Mike Wallace and Phoenix Racing, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
A smooth surface leads to increased speeds, and Busch Series teams showed that Talladega Superspeedway hadn't lost much speed after a track repaved last summer had some time to cure.