Great Clips Inc. has joined Hendrick Motorsports as a primary sponsor of the team's No. 5 Chevrolets with driver Kasey Kahne for three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2013.
Larson was the fastest rookie in the first practice session for the GoBowling.com 400 and the fourth-fastest overall. His top speed was 179.508 mph.
It should come as no surprise that Joey Logano posted the third-fastest single lap in practice for the GoBowling.com 400. His top speed was 179.791 mph.
Brad Keselowski posted the second-fastest lap in the first practice session with a speed of 180.155 mph. That was only about 55/1000ths slower than the leader.
Mike Bliss was the driver of record for the No. 93 on the pre-entry list, but Johnny Sauter will replace him in the fourth BK Racing car.
Kurt Busch posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the GoBowling.com 400. His top speed was 180.353 mph, which does not quite rise to Denny Hamlin’s qualification record of 181.415 mph.
Austin Dillon will race chassis No. 475 this week. This car last saw action in the Quicken Loans 400 in which he finished 30th.
Matt Kenseth has finished fourth in his last three attempts on unrestricted, intermediate speedways. He started 14th at Kentucky, 15th at New Hampshire, and 13th at Indy en route to those results.
Brad Keselowski will pilot chassis PRS-912 as his primary this week in Pocono. It was last raced at Charlotte this May where it finished 10th.
Alex Kennedy has become the go-to driver for No. 33 Joe Falk team at Pocono and on road courses. He will make his third start on this track in the GoBowling.com 400.
Travis Kvapil is the active driver with the greatest improvement in race trim during the most recent six races. On average he qualifies just shy of the 34th-place position and finishes slightly better than 25th.
Brian Vickers needs a little more seat time at Pocono before fantasy owners decide what to do with him. He has started only three of the last nine races on this track.