Who were the winners and losers in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway? FOXSports.com blogger Gunaquat offers his thoughts in this week's Hot or Not.
Hot - Kasey Kahne
It's been awhile since Kahne won a race, and he had never won a road course race before this weekend. But on Sunday he looked like he did everything right. He was all but perfect at Infineon.
Not - Boris Said
Said is supposedly a road racer, but you wouldn't know it by watching his performance Sunday -- his mistakes took out multiple cars on race day. Maybe the road ringers should stay home from now on.
Hot - Juan Pablo Montoya
Ignored by many this season, Montoya continued to show how good he is running at Infineon and found his way into the top 12 as a result. Watch out for this cat, he's not just good on the road courses anymore.
Not - Martin Truex Jr.
Truex started toward the front (sixth), but nothing seemed to go right all day long and he ended up in 25th. It looked like that he was practicing for his anticipated move to Michael Waltrip Racing -- the way he was driving, he'll fit in nicely in the No. 55.
Hot - Tony Stewart
Another excellent race for the No. 14 crew. Stewart is getting better every week at this whole driver/owner thing. If he continues this way, he will not only win the championship but will become a media star and a voice for all the drivers in the garage.
Not - Brian Vickers
Vickers started from pole position once again only to find himself falling to the middle of the pack for a so-so finish. Maybe he should forget about qualifying, take a 43rd place starting position and see where it takes him.
Hot - Marcos Ambrose
Let's review: Ambrose qualifies third, then blows a motor in practice. As if that weren't enough, he plays bumper tag with three-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson during final practice. But on race day, he charges up from 43rd to finish third. Not a bad weekend overall for the man from Down Under.
Not - Kyle Busch
Nothing went right for "Rowdy" Busch this weekend. Sure, he led 10 laps early, but he had problems all day long and even took out a few drivers along the way.
Hot - Denny Hamlin
This is the second week in a row that Hamlin had a good run for the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 FedEx team. He is doing everything he can to prove that the Gibbs boys are not out of it and that Kyle Busch is not the only championship-caliber driver in that stable.
Not - Dave Blaney
Blaney started 19th, but by lap 17 he was 42nd. If Blaney and his Prism Motorsports team isn't better then that, they need to just close the doors. They'd save a lot more money that way.