Roush Fenway Racing announces that legendary NASCAR driver Mark Martin is returning to the race team where he excelled behind the wheel for almost 20 years - this time as the team’s driver development coach.
Grant Enfinger (No. 24 Plugfones Chevrolet Silverado) won the fred's 250, his first victory in 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races.
Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway with a speed of 193.423 mph.
Kevin Harvick posted the slowest speed in qualification for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway with the 22nd-fastest speed of 190.768 mph in the first round.
NASCAR confiscated front jack screws from the No. 78 of Martin Truex Jr. during inspection for qualification at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
David Gilliland was the only driver who failed to qualify for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway with a speed of 188.089 mph that made him the lowest non-charter driver.
Kyle Larson finished ninth in his first Talladega SuperSpeedway start and he was 17th later that fall; he has failed to crack the top 20 since.
Danica Patrick crashed in her first attempt at Talladega in 2013, finished the next five races, and failed to finish this May with crash damage.
Casey Mears has scored one top-10 in his last 15 Talladega SuperSpeedway races.
This fall, Regan Smith ran his first Talladega SuperSpeedway in three years but his 32nd-place finish was inauspicious.
Cole Custer (No. 00 OneMain Chevrolet Silverado) won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for today's fred's 250 (178.417 mph).
Kyle Busch posted the quickest average speed in final practice for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.