A two-time winner so far this year, David Mayhew took the first step toward adding to that total by posting the fastest lap in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practice Saturday at State Line Speedway.
Brad Keselowski will pilot chassis PRS-912 as his primary this week in Pocono. It was last raced at Charlotte this May where it finished 10th.
Alex Kennedy has become the go-to driver for No. 33 Joe Falk team at Pocono and on road courses. He will make his third start on this track in the GoBowling.com 400.
Travis Kvapil is the active driver with the greatest improvement in race trim during the most recent six races. On average he qualifies just shy of the 34th-place position and finishes slightly better than 25th.
Brian Vickers needs a little more seat time at Pocono before fantasy owners decide what to do with him. He has started only three of the last nine races on this track.
After finishing 40th in the Pocono 400 and again in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire, Joey Logano rebounded to finish fifth at Indy last week. That was his fourth top-five on a flat track in six races this year.
Ryan Truex has finished in the top 30 only one time in six races this season. His 30th-place finished came on the short track of Martinsville.
After departing from Roush-Fenway Racing, Ragan suffered through three Pocono races without a lead lap finish. His two most recent efforts have not been stellar, but at least he finished on the lead lap last August and this June.
Kevin Harvick has shown a lot of strength on some of NASCAR’s flat tracks, but Pocono Raceway is often an exception. He has not finished among the top five on this track since spring 2011.
Carl Edwards has been a solid contender on flat tracks this year. He finished in the top 10 at Phoenix and Richmond, as well as among the top 15 at Martinsville, New Hampshire, and Indy.
Cole Whitt has been consistent on flat tracks this season with five results ranging from 27th through 32nd.
Justin Lofton will be making his fourth NCWTS start of 2014.