Regan Smith will pilot the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet for JR Motorsports at Homestead-Miami Speedway, giving the Dale Earnhardt Jr. owned company three cars in this weekend’s season finale race.
Cody Coughlin (No. 51 JEGS Toyota Tundra) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fred's 250 at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway.
Grant Enfinger (No. 24 Plugfones Chevrolet Silverado) led the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session for the fred's 250 at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway.
Greg Biffle posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway with a speed of 198.949 mph.
Cole Whitt has never finished worse than he started in seven Talladega SuperSpeedway starts.
Kyle Busch has earned top-fives in half of his last eight Talladega SuperSpeedway starts.
Reed Sorenson will compete at Talladega SuperSpeedway this week in the Cup series for the first time since 2014.
If recent seasons are an indicator, Carl Edwards is more likely to finish in the 30s this week at Talladega SuperSpeedway than in the top 10.
Kurt Busch has finished 12th or better in his last four Talladega SuperSpeedway races.
Landon Cassill has finished better than he qualified in nine of his last 10 Talladega SuperSpeedway attempts.
Martin Truex Jr. earned back-to-back top-10s at Talladega SuperSpeedway in 2013 and again in 2015.
Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his restrictor-plate, superspeedway debut this week in the No. 83 BK Racing entry.