Stephen Leicht is the top rookie qualifier for the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Ron Silk (No. 6 TS Haulers/Calverton Tree Farm Chevrolet) the 2011 NWMT champion has nine wins, eight poles and 76 top 10s in 130 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
This weekend will mark Chris Buescher's first trip to Loudon in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS).
Andy Seuss (No. 70 Rockingham Boat Chevrolet) has six top 10s in 30 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
In two starts at Iowa Speedway, German Quiroga has earned one pole award and one top-10 finish.
Bobby Santos (No. 44 Tinio Racing/ImperialCars.com Chevrolet) the 2010 NWMT champion has 12 wins, 14 poles and 47 top 10s in 85 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Timothy Peters returns to Iowa Speedway after capturing back-to-back checkered flags in the July NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, becoming the only Truck Series driver to own multiple wins at the Newton, Iowa race track.
Ryan Preece (No. 16 East West Marine/Diversified Metals Ford) the 2013 NWMT champion has nine wins, 12 poles, 25 podiums, 43 top fives and 58 top 10s in 100 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Ben Rhodes has repeatedly been asked if the opportunity to tie the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East record for consecutive wins this week is becoming a distraction.
Denny Hamlin is widely considered one of the top choices every time the Cup series rolls onto a short, flat track, but he has no top-15s in his last four starts on them.
Landon Cassill failed to qualify for the Profit 500k at Phoenix, but he rebounded nicely with mid-20s results in the next two short, flat track races at Martinsville and Richmond.
Greg Biffle has one of the most consistent records on short, flat tracks in past 12 months. Six of his last eight attempts on this course type ended in results of 12th to 18th.