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This week’s race: AAA 400

What: 400 laps or 400 miles

Where: Dover International Speedway, a 1-mile, highly banked, concrete oval in Dover, Del.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

TV: ESPN

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Brad Keselowski

Also this week: OneMain Financial 200, Nationwide Series, Dover International Speedway, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN.

•  Smith’s 350, Truck Series, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: With eight races left in the Sprint Cup season, five drivers who won at least one race during 2012 have yet to score a victory – Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Marcos Ambrose.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Matt Kenseth: Some things do get better with age.

Kyle Busch: Two races into the Chase and still in the title hunt.

Jimmie Johnson: Lurking close and still with a chance for a sixth championship.

Martin Truex Jr.: Lost his sponsor but gained some respect on the track.

Ryan Blaney: The 19-year-old has wins in Truck and Nationwide in his young NASCAR career.

NOT

Kasey Kahne: Another Hendrick Motorsports driver falling out of the title picture.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Ran well at New Hampshire but still lost points to the leader.

Jeff Gordon: Was in contention for a win until a costly pit stop mistake.

Elliott Sadler: Who thought this Joe Gibbs Racing driver still would be winless this Nationwide Series season?

Brian Vickers: Please see Elliott Sadler.

Jim Utter

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