In 2012 Greg Biffle started second in the Daytona 500 and during the race led the field eight different times for a combined total of 44 laps.
L.P. Dumoulin (#47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge) finished 2nd in Saturday's NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS) Alberta Has New Energy 300 at the Edmonton Int'l Raceway in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
Paul Menard entered the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard as a dark horse after qualifying 23rd. A previous winner on this track, he expected more from his race trim and ultimately got it to the tune of a 10th-place finish.
Austin Dillon finished ninth in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard, advanced one spot in the standings, and gave his team a 58-point cushion over the Chase bubble.
Martin Truex Jr. finished eighth in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard after starting the afternoon eighth. This was his fourth result of 11th or better in the past five Indianapolis Motor Speedway races.
Joey Logano and teammate Brad Keselowski gambled on a race strategy no one else employed, but it did not pay off in a win. Logano challenged for the top spot, but got dropped out of the top five late in the going and finished seventh. Keselowski was involved in an accident in the closing laps and finished 17th.
Kevin Harvick finished sixth in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard and officially regained the momentum it seemed he might have lost at Daytona International Speedway. In that race, he suffered crash damage and finished 39th, which was his second sub-15th-place result of the season.
Battling for a top-five position late in the race, Carl Edwards’ Toyota got tight entering turn one. He pushed up the track, clipped Ryan Newman, and crashed hard. Edwards was unable to continue and finished 35th after starting on the outside pole.
Tony Stewart finished 11th in his final Crown Royal 400; Jeff Gordon finished 15th, which was "better than last year," according to the driver after the end of the race.
For the first time since week two of 2016, Kyle Larson finds himself in Chase contention. This came on as the result of a fifth-place finish in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard. He now has a 10-point advantage over the bubble and Kasey Kahne.
Denny Hamlin finished fourth in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard after starting the day fourth. He was the third Joe Gibbs Racing driver in the top four, which is precisely where the organization started the afternoon.
Jimmie Johnson overcame a speeding penalty and bad track position late in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard to finish third at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He started the day 13th.