Danica Patrick cut a tire on lap 184, resulting a hard crash in turn four that caused her to finish a disappointing 39th in the Subway Fresh Fit 500k at Phoenix.
Matt Tifft (#11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra) has one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Kansas Speedway in 2015, during which he started 18th and finished 29th after a mechanical issue.
Timothy Peters (#17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra) has recorded eight starts at Kansas Speedway and has accumulated two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
Following a career-best finish of third at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 2. Cole Rouse returns to the seat of the No. 6 Sunrise Ford Ford Fusion on Saturday at Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (#29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150) will be making his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start in the Toyota Tundra 250 Friday night at Kansas Speedway.
Daniel Hemric (#19 Oakmont Management Group Ford F-150) has one previous start at the 1.5-mile D-shaped Kansas Speedway oval.
An accident at Texas Motor Speedway this April snapped a 56-race streak in which Greg Biffle had been running at the end of every race on one of the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He finished 14th in that event. This streak extended all the way back to the 2010 season and he won the Price Chopper 400 by Kraft Foods at Kansas Speedway in October of that year.
Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano were both involved in the same late-race accident at Talladega SuperSpeedway that ended their day, but it was not their first contact on the track. While trying to bump-draft the No. 20, Logano knocked Kenseth off course and the two argued about the incident outside of the care center.
Ryan Blaney led the field at Talladega SuperSpeedway in one category last week: He made 817 green flag passes during the afternoon, which equated to more than 5.5 cars per lap during the 147 green flag laps around the circuit. Green flag passes are counted in multiple locations around the track at scoring loops. He ended the day ninth.
Making only his sixth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start, Rico Abreu (#98 Safelite/CURB Records Toyota Tundra) will make his Kansas Speedway debut in Friday's 167-lap event at the 1.5-mile track.
Among active series drivers, Matt Crafton (#88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) is the only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver to compete in all 15 events at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.
Ben Rhodes (#41 Operation BBQ Relief/Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota Tundra) will make his Kansas Speedway debut in Friday night's 167 lap event.