Aric Almirola’s victory in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona is increasingly important to the 2014 fate of the No. 43 team. With a 35th at Pocono, they now have six sub-20th-place results in their last seven oval races.
Denny Hamlin will line up on the outside of the front row next to Joey Logano for the Toyota Owners 400. It is his first front row start at Richmond since he won the pole for the 2008 Crown Royal 400.
Joey Logano posted a lap of 127.071 mph and won the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. This is his 11th career pole.
Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the ToyotaCare 250 with a lap of 21.762 seconds, 124.069 mph.
Carl Edwards posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed was 122.181 mph during his first 10 laps on track.
AJ Allmendinger was notably strong in the final practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. He posted the third-quickest speed among 32 drivers in final practice at 122.139 mph from laps two through 11.
NASCAR veteran driver and TV personality Kenny Wallace will pilot the No. 26 Toyota next week at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race.
Kevin Harvick posted the quickest time in the final practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed of 122.212 mph was set from laps five through 14.
Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin led the only practice session for the XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed of 126.357 mph was set in the final minutes of practice when track conditions are the closest to what drivers will face Friday night.
Landon Cassill posted the quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session with a speed of 123.336 mph from laps two through 11.
Brad Keselowski posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed was 126.086 mph.