California native, Cole Whitt returns to TriStar Motorsports as the driver of the No. 14 Toyota for the Phoenix NASCAR XFINITY Series race.
Cole Whitt has scored three top-30 finishes in his last seven attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.
Cole Whitt has been remarkably strong in his Martinsville career with top-25s in half of his starts.
This weekend will be a busy one for NASCAR driver Cole Whitt, as he will be doubling his racing activity at Martinsville Speedway while he competes in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and Sprint Cup Series races.
Cole Whitt has never finished worse than he started in seven Talladega SuperSpeedway starts.
In seven previous starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Cole Whitt has never finished on the same lap as the leader.
Cole Whitt has started four races at New Hampshire and has been running at the end of every show. His best effort came last spring when he improved from a 28th-place qualification effort to finish 24th.
Cole Whitt posted the slowest lap among the open drivers in the first round of qualification for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. He will not race on Saturday night.
Cole Whitt has made three previous attempts at Darlington Raceway and none of them have been incident-free. He parked early in 2012, lost 73 laps in 2014 due to an accident, and could not get past lap five last year before damage forced him to retire.
Cole Whitt has made eight previous starts on the two-mile tracks and he has finished better than he started every time. This spring, he started 36th at both Auto Club Speedway and Michigan International Speedway before finishing 26th and 27th respectively.
Cole Whitt would apparently have the lion’s share of resources at Premium Motorsports. While teammate Reed Sorenson has finished at the very back of the pack on this track type in 2016, Whitt scored a 30th at Martinsville Speedway and 28th at Bristol Motor Speedway. He did not get a chance to qualify at Richmond International Raceway when weather canceled qualification.
Cole Whitt had finished better than he started in nine consecutive races entering the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen. In the road course contest, he finished 28th after qualifying 22nd. His streak began at Dover International Speedway this May when he advanced from 36th to 27th.
In five previous attempts at Pocono Raceway, Cole Whitt has finished better than he started in every event. This June he improved seven positions from a 37th-place qualification attempt before getting stranded in 30th with a Rear Gear failure.
Cole Whitt moved out of the No. 98 cockpit this week in order to make room for local favorite Ryan Ellis. This did not result in a lot of speed, however, and Ellis posted only the 40th-fastest lap of 124.977 mph—nearly two seconds slower than leader Martin Truex Jr.