Austin Dillon made his first Nationwide Series start at CMS in the History 300 in May.
Brendan Gaughan (#62 U.S. Cellular Chevrolet Camaro) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.
Sam Hornish Jr. (#2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. will lead the Pennsylvania 400 field to green Sunday at Pocono Raceway. His lap of 179.244 mph was good enough to outpace Carl Edwards’ 178.873. This is Truex’s 10th career pole.
Kevin Harvick posted the 17th fastest time in the second round of qualification and failed to advance to the final session. He will be forced to advance through the pack once the green flag waves.
Jimmie Johnson was one of several notable drivers who failed to advance to the final round of qualification for the Pennsylvania 400. His speed of 176.094 mph was only good enough for 21st on the grid.
Kyle and Kurt Busch both failed to advance to the third and final round of qualification. Kyle posted a lap of 177.054 mph while Kurt was marginally better with a 177.183. Kyle starts the Pennsylvania 400 16th; Kurt will line up 15th.
As time ran out on the first practice session, Jeff Gordon jumped from 24th to 22nd, moving the Greg Biffle to the bubble (24th). Biffle’s crew thought he was safe, but Chris Buescher was on track and logged a lap of 175.987 mph—jumping to 18th in the process, and bumping Biffle from round two. Biffle’s speed was 175.603 mph.
Kyle Busch was the last driver to pass inspection for qualification at Pocono Raceway. He was not cleared to get onto the track because of a camber issue until half of the session was over and did not get onto the track until only six minutes remains.
Austin Theriault (#1 Toyota College/Yazaki Toyota) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the NASCAR K&NPS combined East and West Series Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.
John Hunter Nemechek (#8 Chevrolet Silverado) led the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Pocono Raceway.
Just when you thought you were going to hand off another pole award to rookie sensation Chase Briscoe, here comes Kyle Weatherman.