After being based 11 days in Daytona Beach, Fla. for the season opening Daytona 500, Kurt Busch returns to his racing roots for a pair of Sprint Cup races in two of the most famous desert cities.
Saturday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will mark Cole Custer’s second NASCAR XFINITY Series start, but first behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) will be back in action this Saturday for the inaugural ComServe Wireless 150 at the newly opened .4-mile oval Dominion Raceway in Virginia.
In 11 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier (#7 Suave Men Chevrolet Camaro) has two top fives and six top 10s.
An accident at Dover International Speedway put an end to a two-race, top-10 streak for Austin Dillon. He finished third at Talladega SuperSpeedway and sixth at Kansas Speedway to make it appear he was starting to get some momentum.
Jamie McMurray has persevered most of this season and has been running at the end of every race with only two top-10s to show for his effort. One of these was a fourth at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but he has failed to complete all the laps in two races since.
Joey Logano has earned the sixth-best, strength-based Fantasy Power Ranking in the first 12 races of the season with a 9.6. His average finish of 13.3 is only ninth-best, however, suggesting he has been stronger than lucky.
Elliott Sadler (#1 OneMain Chevrolet Camaro) currently leads the NASCAR XFINITY Series driver standings by three points over second place.