Max Gresham, driver of the No. 8 AmWINS Chevrolet Silverado, was so eager to start the 2013 racing season that he arrived at the world's most famous beach early to do some dirt racing and get geared up for the season-opener.
As time ran out on the first practice session, Jeff Gordon jumped from 24th to 22nd, moving the Greg Biffle to the bubble (24th). Biffle’s crew thought he was safe, but Chris Buescher was on track and logged a lap of 175.987 mph—jumping to 18th in the process, and bumping Biffle from round two. Biffle’s speed was 175.603 mph.
Kyle Busch was the last driver to pass inspection for qualification at Pocono Raceway. He was not cleared to get onto the track because of a camber issue until half of the session was over and did not get onto the track until only six minutes remains.
Austin Theriault (#1 Toyota College/Yazaki Toyota) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the NASCAR K&NPS combined East and West Series Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.
John Hunter Nemechek (#8 Chevrolet Silverado) led the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Pocono Raceway.
Just when you thought you were going to hand off another pole award to rookie sensation Chase Briscoe, here comes Kyle Weatherman.
Kyle Benjamin (#40 Ranier Racing Chevrolet) led the first practice for the K&NPS combined East and West Series Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.
William Byron (#9 Liberty University Toyota Tundra) led the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Pocono Raceway.
Andrew Ranger (#27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge) finished fifth in the NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS) Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
L.P. Dumoulin (#47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare/Eibach Dodge) finished second in Wednesday night's NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS) Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Chase Briscoe (#77 Big Tine Ford) led the lone practice for the ARCA Racing Series ModSpace 150 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.
Denny Hamlin had the second-fastest single lap in the Friday’s first practice session at Pocono Raceway. He posted a lap of 177.406 mph, which was 0.009 seconds slower than the mark set by Paul Menard.