So who's next? It's a three-way question for NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.

Over the last three years, David Gilliland, Stephen Leicht and Joey Logano have all won at the 1.5-mile track, overcoming fields that included an average of six double-duty drivers. The victories were the first for all three drivers and Logano's was historic, as he won from the pole in only his third start becoming the youngest winner in series history.

But can the 2009 race produce a ninth different winner and polesitter? Since two-time series champion Kevin Harvick won the inaugural race in 2001, Kentucky winners have been different series regulars. Harvick, Todd Bodine in 2002 and Carl Edwards in 2005 were full-time double-duty regulars in both NASCAR's Cup Series and the Busch/Nationwide Series, while Bobby Hamilton Jr (2003) and Kyle Busch (2004) were the other series-only regulars to win at Kentucky alongside Gilliland, Leicht and Logano.

Current standings leader Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing team-mate Logano appear to have patched things up since an incident between the two at Dover International Speedway two weeks ago took Busch out of contention for a win, but have they?

The drivers will be in competition at Kentucky for the first time since Logano got underneath Busch on the green-white-chequered restart, allowing Brad Keselowski to take advantage of the tangle and pass Logano for the win. Logano finished second, while Busch was relegated to 17th.

It wasn't until after the race that Logano found out that Busch was in trouble anyway due to a tyre going flat, which helped the nudge along, but the raw emotions of both drivers prior to that discovery were enough to warrant watching this next confrontation.

Busch walked quickly away from his racecar without discussing the incident, while the youthful Logano initially took the blame during an interview on pit-road. Two weeks later, Busch comes to Kentucky following a victory at Nashville - his first after three dominating performances at Darlington, Lowe's and Dover went without wins - while Logano is the defending race winner at Kentucky. He also beat his team-mate at the April race in Nashville, the last time they met at a stand-alone event.

Busch, Edwards and Logano will all have to travel to Kentucky from Michigan International Speedway, where they're slated to take part in Sunday's LifeLock 400 - indeed, Busch is entered in all three NASCAR national series races this weekend - meaning that Jeremy Clements (Logano); Brad Coleman (Busch) and Auggie Vidovich (Edwards) will be on hand to substitute, if necessary, in double-duty driver practice and qualifying at Kentucky.

Meanwhile, Busch and Edwards may be 1-2 in the standings, but they can't be concerned only with each other. Not when Jason Leffler and Keselowski refuse to go away.

Busch was able to put a little breathing room between himself and Edwards - his lead is now 65 points over the 2007 series champion - but Leffler, third in the points and still 123 behind Busch, registered his eighth consecutive top ten finish at last Saturday's race in Nashville. Keselowski, meanwhile, has been on a torrid pace of late, with six top five finishes in his last nine races. Now fourth in the standings, he's just five points behind Leffler and, after a slow start, is well within striking distance of the leaders.

The rookies aren't backing down either. After 13 races, Justin Allgaier, Michael McDowell and Brendan Gaughan are ranked eighth through tenth respectively, and are separated by only 13 points. Allgaier leads the Raybestos Rookie standings by one point over Gaughan.

Finally, with as many milestones as Jason Keller has surpassed in his Busch/Nationwide Series career, its hard to remember that the 19-year veteran just recently celebrated his 39th birthday. He's the series' 'iron man', holding the mark for all-time starts and preparing for his 470th at Kentucky. Three weeks ago at his home track, Darlington, he became the first series driver to surpass 5000 miles at the unique, egg-shaped oval and, on Saturday at Kentucky, he's eyeing another mile marker - 100,000 miles logged in NASCAR's second tier series.

Should Keller complete lap 157 of the 200-lap event, he'll hit six digits' worth of miles, after coming to Kentucky with 99,765.5 racked up thus far in a career which began with just over 17 miles at Lanier Speedway in 1991. An accident after 47 laps on the .375-mile track brought an early end to his series debut.

He's been a surprise to many with his current seventh-place ranking in the driver standings, but he shouldn't be. All Keller has done with in a full-time ride during his series career is finish in the top ten in the standings in nine out of ten seasons, including seven in succession from 1999-2005.

"Going over the 100,000-mile mark isn't a goal I ever set and, honestly, it kind of snuck up on me," Keller admitted, "The biggest thing it shows is that I've been around this series for a long time and, to do that, means I've been successful along the way.

"That's taken support from many different people along the way starting with my Dad in the early years. As long as my name is still above the door I'm going to keep climbing in the car and adding on more miles."


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