Sprint Cup regular (No. 2 Ford Fusion) Brad Keselowski wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 20th Annual Zippo 200 at The Glen with a lap of 71.018 seconds, 124.194 mph, which is a new track qualifying record.
Andrew Ranger (#27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge) finished fifth in the NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS) Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
L.P. Dumoulin (#47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare/Eibach Dodge) finished second in Wednesday night's NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS) Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Chase Briscoe (#77 Big Tine Ford) led the lone practice for the ARCA Racing Series ModSpace 150 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.
Denny Hamlin had the second-fastest single lap in the Friday’s first practice session at Pocono Raceway. He posted a lap of 177.406 mph, which was 0.009 seconds slower than the mark set by Paul Menard.
Paul Menard posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. His fastest lap was 177.438 mph.
During his weekly podcast earlier this week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave his fans an update on his health. "This process is going to take a little bit longer," he said—strongly suggesting he will not return to the cockpit next week. No announcement has been made about his replacement.
Kevin Harvick’s crew chief Rodney Childers has been suspended for one race as the result of a lug nut violation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will be replaced by Dax Gerringer.
In a test earlier this week, Brad Keselowski apparently lost his brakes on the frontstretch at Watkins Glen International and slammed the wall hard. He destroyed his car and raised concerns about the safety of this corner during his weekly media availability.
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.