NASCAR Draft Kit: 2010 Nationwide Rankings

NASCAR Draft Kit: 2010 Nationwide Rankings

This article is part of our NASCAR Draft Kit series.

1. Kyle Busch – No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota – The defending Nationwide Series champion is expected to return to the No. 18 Toyota that he won nine races in last season. Right now he's slated to compete in just 22-24 of the 35 total events. When this team is on the track with Busch behind the wheel, they're the most dominant force in the series. When someone other than Busch is in the driver's seat, they're just "very good."

2. Carl Edwards – No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford – The No. 60 team will run the full season with Edwards behind the wheel. He came up short of the championship again in 2009, but still won five races and collected 30 Top-10 finishes. Edwards will be the lead contender for the championship in 2010 if Busch stops short of running the full schedule. We expect to see the No. 60 Ford in victory lane a lot this season.

3. Brad Keselowski – No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge – Keselowski came up short of the championship again in 2009. However, he still won four races and picked up 28 Top 10's during the campaign. Keselowski brings his talent to Penske Racing in 2010. Penske has long been known to put good cars on the track in Nationwide Series competition. Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman have won many races at this level of NASCAR in recent seasons for Penske. We expect similar results for the prodigy Keselowski.

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