3 THINGS TO WATCH
There are several interesting streaks in Cup Series racing right now, but the two most interesting belong to Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch. Keselowski is on a tworace winning streak with wins at Daytona and Kentucky. Busch has finished every lap of all 18 races staged to date. There have been 5,202 laps run this season and Busch has finished each one. He is the last man standing in this ironman category.
2. Real standings
The points standings on the left side of this page are the points standings, but are not the standings being tracked by NASCAR Cup Series competitors. The real standings have Brad Keselowski at the top of the board with four wins this season, followed by Kyle Busch with three victories. Tony Stewart is 11th in the Chase standings thanks to that win at Sonoma. Jamie McMurray is on the bubble based on points.
3. Rookie battle
Every so often we have to remind you of the tremendous battle for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors. The two kids way out front here are Chase Elliott, who right now is qualified for the Chase playoffs, and Ryan Blaney, who is just beyond the cut line. They crashed each other out at Kentucky. Not surprisingly, four of the five rookie contenders crashed at Kentucky.
Kurt Busch has every reason to smile because he is the only driver to complete every lap of NASCAR Cup Series competition this season.