Brett Moffitt will make his third Cup attempt this week at Indy in the No. 66 Michael Waltrip Racing entry. His lack of experience makes him hard to predict, but he should be watched closely.
Josh Wise’s expectations may actually be a little higher than this, but if he can earn a top-35 at Kansas, it will at least match his best 2016 effort on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track.
Daniel Suarez (#19 ARRIS Toyota Camry) finished seventh in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Sparks Energy 300 at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway.
Justin Allgaier (#7 Breyers Chevrolet Camaro) finished second in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Sparks Energy 300 at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway.
Chase Briscoe (#77 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge) finished third in Friday's ARCA Racing Series General Tire 200 at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.
Josh Williams (#6 Musselman's Big Cup Applesauce Ford) finished second in Friday's ARCA Racing Series rain-shortened General Tire 200 at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.
Tom Hessert turned in another Talladega gem only to settle for a fourth place finish during Friday’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Carl Edwards had been running on the lead lap for 28 consecutive races entering the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. He sustained damage in two separate incidents on the restrictor-plate, superspeedway and not only failed to finish on the lead lap, he was not running at the end of the race.
Joey Logano wrecked hard on the final lap of Saturday’s XFINITY race and he crashed hard again in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway on lap 182 of 188. He failed to finish the race and was credited with a 25th-place result.
David Gilliland was running fifth when he took the white flag in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but he got shuffled out of the draft on that final lap and finished 17th.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. brought out the first caution of the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway when he spun without contact on lap 51. The same thing happened to him at Daytona International Speedway this February, which makes this his second unforced error in as many restrictor-plate, superspeedway races.
Trevor Bayne was in a position to win the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway in the closing laps, but he got shuffled from the draft and finished 10th.