In September 2003, Ryan Newman started fourth at Richmond and led 125 laps en route to victory.
Anthony Giannone (No. 54 MGP Connecting Rods/Redline Signs Toyota) has three top-10 finishes in 17 career K&N West starts.
Alex Guenette (No. 39 Motos Illimitees Dodge) the 2013 NCATS Rookie of the Year has seven top 10s in 14 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts.
Ryan Newman could be one of this week’s best mid-cap picks. In five flat track races this year, he failed to crack the top 10 only one time at Martinsville in March.
Rich DeLong III (No. 84 Country Girl Saloon/Ron’s Rear Ends Chevrolet) has nine career K&N West starts to his credit.
Michael McDowell has been running on the lead lap in his last two races of 2014 and he hopes that trend continues in the Crown Royal 400.
AJ Allmendinger has five previous starts at Indy with the majority of them ending in the 20s.
After struggling at the beginning of the season, Denny Hamlin is regaining his strength on flat tracks. He finished fourth at Pocono and was eighth last week in New Hampshire.
Jamie McMurray has a reputation for performing exceptionally well in marquee races. His 2010 Brickyard 400 victory came in his first attempt after rejoining Chip Ganassi’s organization.
J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express Chevrolet) has nine wins, shares the series record with 14 poles, has 39 top fives and 58 top 10s in 83 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts.
Trevor Bayne makes his second NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Bayne started third and finished 16th in this event last season.
L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge) has three wins, a pole, 14 top fives and 22 top 10s in 42 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts.