Greg Biffle has 10 Sprint Cup career starts at Watkins Glen, earning one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
Timothy Peters returns to Iowa Speedway after capturing back-to-back checkered flags in the July NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, becoming the only Truck Series driver to own multiple wins at the Newton, Iowa race track.
Ryan Preece (No. 16 East West Marine/Diversified Metals Ford) the 2013 NWMT champion has nine wins, 12 poles, 25 podiums, 43 top fives and 58 top 10s in 100 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Ben Rhodes has repeatedly been asked if the opportunity to tie the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East record for consecutive wins this week is becoming a distraction.
Denny Hamlin is widely considered one of the top choices every time the Cup series rolls onto a short, flat track, but he has no top-15s in his last four starts on them.
Landon Cassill failed to qualify for the Profit 500k at Phoenix, but he rebounded nicely with mid-20s results in the next two short, flat track races at Martinsville and Richmond.
Greg Biffle has one of the most consistent records on short, flat tracks in past 12 months. Six of his last eight attempts on this course type ended in results of 12th to 18th.
Joey Logano is the only driver who has swept the top five on the short, flat tracks of Phoenix, Martinsville, and Richmond this year.
In three starts on short, flat tracks, Alex Bowman has gotten progressively better with a 41st at Phoenix, a 36th at Martinsville, and a 28th at Richmond.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got off to a strong start on short, flat tracks this year with an 18th at Phoenix, but his latest two efforts at Martinsville and Richmond have both been outside the top 35.
Tony Stewart finished second and first in New Hampshire’s two races of 2011 and hopes to have some of that same strength this year.
In three short, flat track races this season, David Gilliland has finished in the 20s at Phoenix, Martinsville, and Richmond.