Two years ago, Jeff Gordon and No. 24 crew chief Alan Gustafson won at Phoenix in only their second event working together.
Howard Bixman (owner of the No. 88 Ford) was watching the weather radar on three different phones Friday during the early stages of the ModSpace 125 Friday at Pocono Raceway.
Aric Almirola finished 23rd and 21st in his last two flat track attempts at New Hampshire and Indy respectively.
Greg Biffle will race chassis No. RK-890. It was last campaigned at Kentucky four weeks ago where it finished 14th.
Josh Wise has improved his performance on flat tracks this year. After finishing in the mid to high 30s at Martinsville, Richmond, and Pocono, he scored back-to-back 29th-place finishes at New Hampshire and Indy.
Clint Bowyer will race chassis 809 at Pocono in the Pennsylvania 400. It has been raced at Kansas this May and the first Pocono race in June.
Sam Hornish Jr. has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.
Chase Pistone leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.
Marcos Ambrose has earned only two top-20 finishes on flat tracks this year. He was scored fifth at Martinsville and 18th at Richmond. His last Pocono performance ended in a 24th-place finish.
Tony Stewart will race chassis 14-707, which has a long career with its first start coming in 2012. It was also the car Stewart drove this June in Pocono when he finished 13th.
Joe Nemechek will make his 39th start this week at Pocono in the No. 66 Jay Robinson Toyota.
Danica Patrick will use chassis No. 10-828 this week. It was last raced at Auto Club this spring.