Joey Gase does not qualify for the Nationwide Series Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tomy Drissi once again will head to Northern California for The Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23, 2013.
Johnny O’Connell, a longtime GM factory driver and recent inductee into the Sebring Hall of Fame, will drive the No. 5 CorvetteParts.net Chevrolet at Road America, his first-ever race in a NASCAR stock car.
Regan Smith holds only four starts on road courses in NASCAR Nationwide Series, but eight at the Sprint Cup level with one top-10 finish (ninth at Watkins Glen 2012).
The Toyota/Save Mart 350k at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway will mark Danica Patrick’s 26th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and her first at Sonoma.
Last season’s Sprint Cup win at Sonoma Raceway was a big deal for No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota driver Clint Bowyer.
Carl Edwards enters Sonoma second in the Sprint Cup point standings.
Billy Johnson will make his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start of the season this weekend at Road America for Roush Fenway Racing.
Bobby Labonte returns to the No. 47 Kingsford Toyota Camry at Sonoma Raceway and has made 20 starts at the venue.
Jason Bowles will assist Brian Vickers in pulling a cross-country double-duty weekend.
Brian Vickers will spend Friday and Saturday driving his Nationwide Series car for Joe Gibbs Racing at Road America in Wisconsin.
One would expect Kurt Busch to say his Cup win in 2011 or last year when he was contending for the win before a suspension problem dropped him to third as the Sonoma race that stands out for him.