J.R. Fitzpatrick finishes 7th in Wednesday night's NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway (Saskatoon, SK).
Drew Herring (No. 28 JGL Racing Toyota Camry) will be making his seventh career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Iowa Speedway to go along with one previous start in the Camping World Truck Series.
Even though this is Cole Custer’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Pocono, the #00 Chevrolet Silverado driver has experience at the "Tricky Triangle", winning the 50-lap ARCA event in August 2015. He led the final 18 laps.
Bubba Wallace (No. 6 Fastenal Ford Mustang) will make his sixth career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night.
Six of Kyle Busch’s last seven attempts on flat tracks ended in top-10 finishes. That dates back to last fall’s Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway when he finished fifth. All but one of his top-10s was in the top five.
Iowa Speedway marks Josh Berry's (No. 88 SunEnergy1 Chevrolet Camaro) fourth career NASCAR XFINITY Series start, and his first of 2016.
Daniel Hemric (No. 19 Blue Gate Bank Ford F-150) claimed a ninth-place finish in one previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Pocono Raceway (2015).
Justin Allgaier (No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Camaro) has one top-five and six top-10 finishes in nine XFINITY Series starts at Iowa Speedway, most recently placing seventh in the June NXS event at the .875-mile oval.
AJ Allmendinger is a calculated risk at Pocono Raceway. He entered last year’s edition of this race with four 30-something results in the five Pocono races that preceded it, but he used his skills honed on road courses and finished seventh. He was not as great a value this spring, but finished 16th—four spots ahead of the midline.
Regan Smith missed three years at Pocono Raceway, but he returned to the track this spring and finished just outside of the midline mark in 22nd.
Jeb Burton will be behind the wheel of the No. 32 at Pocono Raceway. He also ran for this team in the June Axalta We Paint Winners 400 and finished 29th after starting 39th, which added 10 place-differential points to his total.
Matt Kenseth has finished seventh or better in all but one of this year’s flat track races. Last year, he recorded top-10s in all but two events on this course type.