Brad Keselowski was at the top of the speed chart in both Saturday practices leading to Sunday’s Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Brian Scott leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Jeff Burton comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway to start only his second Cup race of 2014. Last year he swept the top 10 with a third in the summer and an eighth in the fall.
Josh Wise has a best short, flat track finish of 35th so far this year; it came in the STP 500 at Martinsville.
When Greg Biffle crashed at the end of the Coke Zero 400 and the team did not have enough time to repair his Ford, he passed the mantle of most consecutive races in which a driver was running at the end to Jeff Gordon. The No. 24 driver’s mark currently stands at 36 consecutive races.
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Chevrolet SS) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
JJ Yeley withdrew the No. 44 from the Camping World RV Sales 301, so BK Racing rolled out a fourth entry for Mike Bliss to fill the field.
Chase Elliott and the NAPA team enter the New Hampshire weekend third in the standings, 15 points behind leader Regan Smith, his teammate, and just three points behind second-place Elliott Sadler.
Regan Smith joins fellow NNS competitors Jeremy Clements, Ryan Reed and Ryan Sieg as drivers to qualify for the first round of the Nationwide Series’ Dash 4 Cash program, beginning this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Todd Szegedy (No. 15 Chevrolet) leads the final practice for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano cut a tire in turn one during the first practice session for the Camping World RV Sales 301 and slammed the wall. He will have to roll out a backup car.
In the past two years, Paul Menard has scored only one top-10 each season on the short, flat tracks of New Hampshire, Phoenix, Martinsville, and Richmond. His best result was a fifth in last year’s Federated Auto Parts 400 on the three-quarter-mile Virginia short track.