A missing lug nut and a rear gear problem in the season finale destroyed any chance of a sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship for Jimmy Johnson.
Tom Hessert finishes 9th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Juan Pablo Montoya posted the fastest speed in final practice for the Crown Royal 400 among drivers not running full time in NASCAR Cup competition. His top speed was 187.688 mph, which placed him sixth on the chart.
Cody Coughlin finishes 11th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Michael Lira finishes 12th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap among the rookie class in final practice for the Crown Royal 400 on Saturday. His top speed was 187.013 mph, which placed him eighth on that grid.
Brad Keselowski posted the second fastest single lap in final practice for the Crown Royal 400. His top speed was 188.494 mph.
Only three drivers ran 10 or more laps in final practice for the Crown Royal 400, but Brian Vickers posted the quickest average speed. He went 182.549 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.
Rain delayed the start of final practice by an hour and a half and shortened it to only about 30 minutes, but Jimmie Johnson made the most of the abbreviated session to log the fastest single lap with a speed of 189.298 mph.
Kevin Harvick and at least 13 other drivers will compete in brand new chassis this week. The list of drivers includes Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, and Jimmie Johnson. Many teams have not reported which chassis they will be using.
Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, and Kevin Harvick could all clinch spots in the Chase at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. The magic number leaving the Crown Royal 400 is 289 points ahead of 31st-place in the points. Any driver ahead of that mark will be in the playoffs.
On Sunday, Brian Vickers will make his first Indy start since finishing 15th in the 2011 Brickyard 400.