Premium Motorsports is pleased to announce it has officially signed Cole Whitt to drive the No. 98 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car.
Cole Whitt and AJ Allmendinger shared the distinction of being penalized most often for losing control of one of their tires during a pit stop. Each driver was penalized for that infraction five times, according to NBC’s Dustin Long.
Cole Whitt (35 Speed Stick Ford Fusion) finished 28th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Cole Whitt has finished better than he started in 81 percent of his Cup start this season. Last week at Talladega SuperSpeedway he gained 12 positions to finish 22nd in the CampingWorld.com 500.
Cole Whitt ran into the back of Sam Hornish Jr. while leaving the garage in Friday morning practice session. He did some damage to his nose, but it will not require a backup. No apparent damage was done to Hornish’s car.
Cole Whitt has shown the greatest improvement on average in the NASCAR Cup series. His average start of 35.87 and finish of 28.13 is an advance of nearly eight positions.
Cole Whitt will roll off the grid 37th for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night. This is the first time on this track that he needed to take a provisional to start.
Cole Whitt has finished between 32nd and 37th in three similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this year in the No. 35 Front Row Motorsports Ford.
Cole Whitt was more successful at Talladega SuperSpeedway last year than he has been at Daytona International Speedway. He finished outside the top 25 in both Florida races compared to a 21st in the Alabama spring and 15th in the fall.
Cole Whitt has earned four 20-something results in the past five races and finished better than he started in all of those events. At his level, that generated fantasy value and earned place differential points in games that offered them.
Cole Whitt finished on the lead lap in three consecutive races at Phoenix, Auto Club, and Martinsville. In those events, he was one of the strongest performers at his level with results in the low to mid 20s.
Cole Whitt has finished better than he started in 11 consecutive races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, which makes him a good value in games that offer place differential points.
Cole Whitt finished 22nd in the Daytona 500, but his first two races on unrestricted speedways were disappointing with 30-something results. His last three efforts have all ended in the 20s, however, and he is becoming one of the more relevant fantasy picks each week.