NASCAR's minor league is quickly stepping out of the shadow of the Sprint Cup and making a name for itself. With exciting races and more and more Cup drivers taking on full-time rides in NASCAR's "lesser" series, the level of talent in the series is undeniable.
It seems as if every race comes down to the wire, for numerous reasons. The parity between the Nationwide regulars and the Cup drivers is becoming more and more apparent. Which means, of course, that the young drivers in the series are getting more and more talented. It's only a matter of time before some of them rise into the Cup ranks and feast on the competition there.
Looking into the future, which current Nationwide full-timer will become the next Jimmie Johnson or Brad Keselowski? Who will graduate into NASCAR's premier series and compete at a high level? It all depends on on-track success, landing a solid ride and a little thing called talent.