Making his second start at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, James Buescher and the Rheem team rolled off the grid in the 18th starting position for Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250.
Denny Hamlin suffered migraine-like symptoms late in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and held on to finish eighth in NASCAR’s longest race of the year.
Brad Keselowski finished seventh in each of the past two races, both of which were run on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. His Coca-Cola 600 top-10 at Charlotte Motor Speedway came after starting sixth.
Ryan Newman scored his third straight top-10 with a sixth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coca-Cola 600. It was also his 10th top-12 finish in the last 11 races.
For the second week, Martin Truex Jr. had the strongest car on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track but he lost the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway due to a strategy call. He was the highest-finishing driver who did not stretch his fuel mileage.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of four drivers who finished in the top five in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after gambling on fuel mileage. He finished third after passing Matt Kenseth in the closing laps.
Greg Biffle scored his best result of the season when he crossed under the checkers second in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In pre-race coverage, we predicted this would be his first top-10 on an unrestricted, intermediate speedway and he beat that projection by a significant margin. Several spots were earned because of his fuel mileage gamble, however.
Kyle Weatherman won the ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels at New Jersey Motorsports Park Sunday, leading the final five laps for his career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards win.
Carl Edwards gambled on fuel in NASCAR’s longest race of the season and won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He beat Greg Biffle by nearly five seconds. Edwards led the first lap and the last one, but only 23 circuits in between.
Cole Custer won the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell Saturday afternoon at New Jersey Motorsports Park and will start on the pole for Sunday’s ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels.
Kyle Larson rounds out the top three in final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in regard to 10-lap average speeds. His time was 184.085 mph, which was set during his first 10 laps on the track just like Kasey Kahne and Denny Hamlin.
Jimmie Johnson posted the second-quickest time in the morning session (of 17 drivers who went that distance) for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 187.437 mph during his first 10 laps on track. He was fifth quickest of 27 drivers in final practice.