NASCAR Nationwide Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Preview

dave darbySenior Analyst IMay 8, 2009

BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 21:  Matt Kenseth, driver of the #16 CitiFinancial Ford leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 21, 2009 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The NASCAR Nationwide series invades Darlington, S.C., for tonight's Diamond Hill Plywood 200, which will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Tony Stewart is the defending champion after edging Clint Bowyer in last year's race. Stewart will not be defending his title in tonight's race.

Also not in the race is Denny Hamlin, who won the prior two races at Darlington or Mark Martin, who has three Nationwide victories at Darlington.

Outside of the obvious favorites of Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch, here are our top three for tonight's race.

Matt Kenseth: A two-time winner in this race, Matt is well-suited for this technical driving race. At Darlington, you race the track and not the other cars, which plays to Kenseth's strength.

Jeff Burton: Also a past winner, Burton brings experience to the "track too tough to tame."

Jason Keller: Keller is our long shot pick of the race. Jason has had success at Darlington with two top 5 finishes and four top Ten finishes in this race.

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