ETC.: Keselowski has completed 97.2 percent (3,572) of the 3,675 total laps contested in 11 career starts at Texas. His average start there is 23.1 and average finish is 19.9. He has zero DNFs there.

22 JOEY LOGANO, Ford

Team: Penske Racing

WHERE HE STANDS: After dropping six places following the previous two races, Joey Logano regained two of those positions after Martinsville, climbing from 10th to eighth. He trails points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 40 points, is one point behind seventh-ranked Brad Keselowski and leads ninth-ranked Austin Dillon by eight points.

TEXAS RECORD: 11 career starts, 0 wins, 3 top-5s, 3 top-10s, 0 poles. Best career finish: Third in fall 2013. Finished fifth in this race last year and was third in the fall Chase race there.

LOOKING AHEAD: After struggling for most of his previous nine starts at Texas, Logano finally broke through with two outstanding runs in his last two starts there. Plus, with finishing fourth at Martinsville, Logano believes that could be a prelude of even better things to come at Texas: "That was what this team needed. ... We got back to doing what we've actually been doing all year long, which was running up front and showing that we are fast. We have led laps in every race except one this season. That's an impressive stat. So we just need to keep doing what we are doing. The wins and the top fives will continue to take care of themselves."

LOOKING BACK: Logano had an excellent run at Martinsville, leading 39 laps and finishing fourth.

ETC.: Logano has completed 97.3 percent (3,577) of the 3,675 total laps contested in 11 career starts at Texas. His average start is 17.1 and average finish is 20.0. He has one DNF there.

3 AUSTIN DILLON, Chevrolet

Team: Richard Childress Racing

WHERE HE STANDS: After climbing four spots in the standings and into the top-10 after Fontana, Sprint Cup rookie Austin Dillon dropped one position after Martinsville to ninth. He trails points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 48 points, is eight points behind eighth-ranked Joey Logano and leads 10th-ranked Ryan Newman by five points.

TEXAS RECORD: 2 career starts, 0 wins, 0 top-5s, 0 top-10s, 0 poles. Best career finish: 22nd in fall 2013. Finished 33rd in this race last year and 22nd in last fall's Chase race there.

LOOKING AHEAD: Dillon is off to a strong start in his Sprint Cup rookie season. He's looking to continue that run and improve upon his two starts last season at Texas this Sunday: "I've been to Texas Motor Speedway a few times. I was fast there in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car last year, so I can't wait to get there. Our Las Vegas Motor Speedway run should lay over to Texas Motor Speedway for qualifying and hopefully we can better ourselves for the race. It's a fast, rough track and I enjoy those."

LOOKING BACK: After finishing 11th the week before at Fontana, Dillon had another good run at Martinsville, finishing 15th.

ETC.: Dillon has completed 98.4 percent (657) of the 668 total laps contested in two career starts at Texas. His average start is 16.5 and average finish is 27.5. He has zero DNFs there.

31 RYAN NEWMAN, Chevrolet

Team: Richard Childress Racing

WHERE HE STANDS: Ryan Newman dropped two positions, from eighth to tenth, after Martinsville. He trails points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 53 points, is part of three Richard Childress Racing drivers stacked back-to-back-to-back in the standings, five points behind ninth-ranked Austin Dillon and is six points ahead of 11th-ranked Paul Menard.

TEXAS RECORD: 21 career starts, 1 wins, 3 top-5s, 5 top-10s, 2 poles. Best career finish: First in spring 2003. Finished 10th in this race last year and was ninth in last fall's Chase race there.

LOOKING AHEAD: Even though he has a win there, Newman more often than not struggles at Texas. That's unusual, as he likes fast 1.5-mile tracks like the Fort Worth layout. Here's his thoughts on Sunday's race: "Texas Motor Speedway is a good track race-wise. It provides drivers with a lot of options. You can move around and find a line that your car responds to and it's really versatile so you can get around somebody. It's also really fast so aero is also an important part of it and it's nice to have that ability to move around. With it being one of the older tracks on the circuit asphalt-wise, the racing will be good for both the drivers and the fans watching in the stands and on television."

LOOKING BACK: Newman had a rough day at Martinsville. While he completed all 500 laps, he was never a factor and finished 20th for the second week in a row.

ETC.: Newman has completed 94.6 percent (6,647) of the 7,025 total laps contested in 21 career starts at Texas. His average start there is 17.0, and average finish is 19.2. He has three DNFs there.

27 PAUL MENARD, Chevrolet

Team: Richard Childress Racing

WHERE HE STANDS: 11th, only six points out of the top 10. Gained three spots last week.