Ryan Newman has nine poles, four top-five finishes and eight top-10s in 23 starts at the 1.5-mile oval Charlotte Motor Speedway.
After leading the lone practice session for tonight's NAPA Auto Parts 150, Todd Gilliland backed the result up with the pole position during group qualifying at Kern County Raceway Park.
The two drivers of Furniture Row Racing’s No. 77 team hauler were uninjured when their tractor-trailer rig was involved in a hit-and-run accident just after midnight Thursday on their way to this week’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
In addition to driving his regular BK Racing No. 83 Toyota in Sunday's Cup Series Auto Club 400, Corey LaJoie will pilot the No. 24 youtheory Toyota in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) on Saturday.
In addition to driving his regular No. 42 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Auto Club 400, Kyle Larson will pilot the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) on Saturday.
Brennan Poole (No. 48 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro) will make his second Auto Club Speedway NASCAR XFINITY Series start on Saturday afternoon.
Kyle Busch has recorded three victories at Auto Club Speedway with the most recent of these coming in 2014.
Austin Dillon’s finishes on two-mile tracks have run the gamut from top-10s to 30th, but he has been mostly strong on them.
Landon Cassill has steadily improved his results in the past four years at Auto Club Speedway with a best of 16th last year.
Daniel Suarez showed gradual improvement in his first three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and then surged into the top 10 at Phoenix International Raceway. It will be important for him to run well at Auto Club Speedway.
Matt DiBenedetto was one of the most pleasant surprises at Auto Club Speedway last year. He finished 27th after starting 33rd and was running on the lead lap.
Kevin Harvick will be penalized for failing inspection of his track bar mount and supports following the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.