Matt DiBenedetto (46 Chevrolet) secures the last qualifying slot open to teams outside of the top 30 in owner points for the Nationwide Series race.
Kyle Larson has made two previous starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and so far he has not failed to crack the top 10. He posted the fourth-fastest time in final practice and could be en route to another strong finish.
Jamie McMurray hopes to regain the top 10 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in five years. His last solid run on this track came in the 2011 Brickyard 400 when he finished fourth. He won the year previous.
Michael McDowell improved by nearly 10 positions in Friday’s two practice sessions. He was 31st fastest in the morning session with a lap of 175.829 mph and was 22nd-best in the afternoon at 180.839.
Ryan Ellis and Josh Wise had the slowest time among the non-charter teams with an average ranking of 39.5 on the speed chart for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard on Friday. They will battle on Saturday to see which of them races and who goes home.
Ryan Newman posted the fifth-fastest time in the first practice session for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard on Friday and was fourth-fastest in Happy Hour. His best lap was set at 183.767 mph during his final trip around the track.
Kevin Harvick posted the fourth fastest lap in the first practice session for the Crown Royal 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was second fastest in final practice, which gave him consistency throughout Friday.
Clint Bowyer had the slowest 10-lap average of 11 drivers who went that far in the final practice session for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard. His speed of 173.782 mph was set during his first 10 laps on the track.
Chase Elliott posted the third-quickest 10-lap average in the final practice session for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard with a speed of 177.016 mph. That was set from his laps 19 through 28.
Denny Hamlin had the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard among 11 drivers who went that far. His top speed of 177.938 mph was set during his laps 45 through 54.
Parker Kligerman (#05 Athenian Motorsports-Jive Chevrolet) won the Menards Pole presented by Ansell Friday afternoon at Lucas Oil Raceway for tonight's Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Jive.
Kyle Busch posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard. His top speed of 184.619 mph was 0.093 seconds faster than Kevin Harvick.