As is customary, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series is off for Easter Sunday, which means the focus has been squarely on Texas Motor Speedway for a week now.
The Samsung Mobile 500 will be under the lights on Saturday night at Texas, which always seems to add to the excitement at a track that is never short on drama.
Here are three story lines to watch for in Saturday night's race:
1. Strong at the top
Sure, it's early in the season, but it wouldn't be any surprise to see one of the drivers currently in the top five in points eventually holding the championship trophy.
Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr., defending champ Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick have each had moderate to strong success at Texas, so one of them could be adding a victory bonus this week as well.
Stewart and Kenseth each won at Texas last year, and they've combined for three wins this season. Stewart, typically a slow starter who hits his stride in the summer, has already won twice this year, and could be in the running for No. 3 on Saturday night.
2. Is this Junior's year?
Earnhardt Jr. knows how to find Victory Lane at TMS. His first NASCAR win, a Nationwide race, was at Texas, and his first Cup win came there as well.
He's off to his best start ever, and a good showing on Saturday could be a sign that this is the year he breaks through and seriously contends for a title.
He has had three top-10s in the last four Texas races, and there's a lot of excitement within his team right now.
3. Three outsiders for Victory Lane
Here are three drivers currently outside the top 10 in points who could take the checkers at Texas Saturday night:
Carl Edwards: Backflip celebrations have been fairly common at Texas, where Edwards has won three times and two more in Nationwide. He finished in the top three at both TMS races last year and he's generally strong on the fast 1.5-mile tracks.
Kyle Busch: Drama is part of the package with Busch at Texas, like last fall, when he was suspended from driving in the Cup race because he intentionally wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Trucks race. But he's also been wildly successful, with seven TMS wins in Nationwide and Trucks. However, he's still looking for his first Cup win at the track.
Kasey Kahne: OK, so this hasn't been the year many expected for Kahne when he switched over to drive for Hendrick Motorsports. He's currently 31st in points thanks to some awful luck, but he's had three top-15 finishes in the last four at Texas, coming in third last fall. So maybe this is the race that sparks the turnaround in Kahne's fortunes.