NASCAR: Smokin' Hot Time in Music City

Sandra MacWattersCorrespondent IApril 1, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at the Nashville Superspeedway on June 6, 2009 in Lebanon,Tennessee.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Smoke is sure to bellow as the smoldering mini-dramas building in the ranks of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series begin to burn.

The two series will be racing on the concrete Nashville Superspeedway, which could prove to be problematic to some drivers and advantageous to others, Ron Hornaday in particular.

One thing we know for sure.  The two gorgeous trophy guitars will not be demolished this year, unlike last year.  Even if Kyle Busch wins he promised safety for the treasured prize.

The NCWTS is expecting to see action from Johnny Sauter and teammate Matt Crafton, but will they tag team Hornaday?  Sauter is driving the chassis he won with in Las Vegas last year.

A retaliatory act may just take out Ron Hornaday's shot at a second win at this track.

Oops!  Retaliation may be a strong word to use for Sauter, so let's say a racing incident may be in store for Mr. Hornaday.

It wasn't too long ago that Johnny hustled over to the Longhorn chevy in order to clarify racing etiquette with Ron.

Hornaday is on a mission to finish ahead of his boss, Kevin Harvick, after finishing second behind him in Martinsville.

The No. 33 Longhorn team will run chassis No. 43 which Harvick won with last week.

Kevin Harvick will be on an ego trip to prove the strength of Kevin Harvick Inc. this weekend.

He has won two out of three truck races this season.

Harvick is also ready to battle Kyle Busch as an owner and driver in both series racing at the Nashville track.

Kyle Busch will be trying to win in his own truck, so there should be some excitement as he wields it around the track.

Jason White, sixth in the NCWTS points will brighten the night with his Sam Bass celebratory paint scheme.

Nashville Superspeedway is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and White's paint scheme honors night racing.  The truck is said to look very fast while standing still.

The fact several Sprint Cup drivers will be in both races is sure to fire up the regulars in each series.

Competition becomes even more heated as the younger, newer drivers try to prove their talent against the veterans.

In the Nationwide series Carl Edwards leads the points followed by his close pal Brad Keselowski.

We know these two are supposed to play nice, but this is racing and those pesky accidents do occur.

Moving down the point standings in Nationwide we find another pair of close friends.

Kyle Busch is fourth in points followed by Kevin Harvick in fifth position.  These two are out to prove their potency as owners and competition between them should be fierce.

Both of these drivers are known bad boys and will put on a show this year in each of the three top tier series of NASCAR.  Kyle has admitted he may need to revert back to the more sinister tactics he used when he was winning everything in sight.

All of the stories building early in the season are sure to spark excitement for drivers and fans at Nashville Superspeedway.

Every driver covets the amazing guitar given to the winner.

Smoke will rise from tempers, tires and crashes as the Music City hosts NASCAR.