Scott Stenzel will drive the #63 for Mike Mittler and MB Motorsports at the season-opening race in Daytona, as well as other select races this season.
Austin Hill's advanced statistics for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combined Autolite Iridium XP 150 at Iowa Speedway.
So far in 2014 Jimmie Johnson is batting 0.500 in regard to flat track top-10s. His best results have come at Martinsville with a second and a pair of sixths at Phoenix and Pocono.
Travis Kvapil has been consistent on flat tracks this year, but he has not been particularly strong. In five starts he finished between 33rd and 39th four times. His best effort was a 29th in Pocono.
Austin Dillon is improving on flat tracks and that gives him an opportunity to score back-to-back top-10s for the first time in his career. Last week he finished 10th at Indy.
Tony Stewart lost one of his best opportunities to win a race last week in Indy. Complaining of a loose condition, he dropped from sixth on the grid to 17th at the checkers.
Ryan Newman has not only been one of the most consistent drivers at Pocono, he has shown a lot of strength in the past six years. He enters the weekend with a 12-race, top-15 streak on this triangular track of which four were top-fives.
Casey Mears finished in the 30s in his last two flat track races after scoring a worst result of 24th in his four previous attempts on this course type.
After finishing outside the top 15 in his first three flat track races at Phoenix, Martinsville, and Richmond, Kyle Larson turned his season around with a fifth at Pocono in the June race. He followed that up with a third in New Hampshire and was seventh last week at Indy.
Kyle Busch finished second in the last two races behind Brad Keselowski at New Hampshire and Jeff Gordon at Indy. He looks to improve by one position at Pocono.
Brad Keselowski returns to the driver seat of the Discount Tire Ford Mustang this weekend for his seventh "double duty" race weekend of the season.
Crew chief Greg Ives will rejoin Hendrick Motorsports following the 2014 NASCAR season to lead the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.