Kevin Harvick will make his 430th career Sprint Cup Series start and 12th appearance at the 1.5-mile Homestead track.
William Byron, the 17-year old, Charlotte, North Carolina, native and 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion became just the fifth driver to win the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in their championship season.
Erik Jones (No. 4 Toyota Tundra) finished ninth in Saturday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rhino Linings 350 at Nevada's Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Rubén García Jr. (No. 88 Canels-Scotiabank-HDI Toytota) won the NASCAR Mexico Series Coca-Cola Zero 240 at the El Dorado Speedway in Chihuahua, Mexico on Monday (postponed from Sunday due to heavy rain).
Brad Keselowski failed to score a top-15 in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, but his 16th-place finish left him two points to the good and allowed him to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Carl Edwards finished 15th in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and that solid run kept him in contention for the Sprint Cup. He ended the Challenger round fourth in the standings with his two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates lined up ahead of him in terms of points’ earned.
Clint Bowyer finished the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway respectably in 14th, but it was a far cry from the victory he needed in order to advance to the Contender round as one of the Chasers.
A decision not to pit for fresh tires almost cost Jeff Gordon in the final laps of the AAA 400. On a lap-373 caution nearly every driver behind him pitted for tires, and the older rubber caused him to lose three spots during the final run.
Martin Truex Jr. finished 11th in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and easily advanced to the Contender round. He was fifth in the points’ standings.
A broken rear seal caused the No. 48 to leak fluid from the axle and sent Jimmie Johnson to the pits just past the 100-lap mark. He lost 37 laps making repairs and could not make up any significant ground in the race. Johnson finished 41st in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and failed to advance to the Contender round.
Joey Logano barely kept his top-10 streak alive in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. He finished 10th after starting fourth.
Kyle Larson finished ninth in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, which was his third consecutive top-10 on this track. His worst effort on the high-banked miler was 11th—earned in his inaugural attempt.