NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series team Our Motorsports announced today that Modified veteran Keith Rocco will assume driving duties of the No. 22 Chevrolet for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Ron Norman won the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Arizona State championship last year in a Late Model at Tucson Speedway, and he put that experience to good use in his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West start at his home track.
Chris Eggleston (No. 99 NAPA Filters/H20Fire Protection Toyota) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the K&NPS-West NAPA Auto Parts WildCat 150 at Tucson (AZ) Speedway.
Noah Gragson (No. 7 Ford) is at the top of the speed chart in the rookie only practice leading to the K&NPS-West NAPA Auto Parts WildCat 150 at Tucson (AZ) Speedway.
Jonathan White led the first practice for the K&NPS-West NAPA Auto Parts WildCat 150 at Tucson (AZ) Speedway.
Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano won the Winn Dixie 300, his 24th victory in 140 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.
Jeff Gordon posted a lap of 194.793 mph and won the pole for the Geico 500. It is his fourth pole at Talladega and his 80th overall.
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie Blake Jones gave Cunningham Motorsports two straight wins at Talladega Superspeedway, taking the lead from teammate Tom Hessert on the final lap of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 Friday night.
Greg Biffle posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Geico 500. His top speed was 197.929 mph.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Geico 500. His top speed was 200.780 mph.
AJ Allmendinger practiced for about three-fourths of the first session at Talladega SuperSpeedway and then headed for the golf course.
Tony Stewart has finished 34th or worse in his last five restrictor-plate, superspeedway races. Three of these ended behind the wall with crash damage.
Chris Buescher had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the only practice for the XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Camping World Truck Series regular Erik Jones led the only practice session for the XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Austin Wayne Self led the lone practice for the ARCA Racing Series International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Casey Mears has more momentum on plate tracks at the moment than he has ever had in his career. Five of his 11 career top-10s at Talladega and Daytona have come in the past seven races.
Justin Allgaier has made six attempts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways from 2013 through this year’s Daytona 500. The only time he had an incident-free race was in his first start in the 2013 Camping World RV Sales 500.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 20th in his first plate race in 2012. That result came in the Daytona 500 and he waited until his rookie season to make a second start on this track type. His next six plate races all ended in top-15s until an accident in the 2014 Coke Zero 400 put him off course.
Ryan Blaney has made only two plate starts in his career. They came in last year’s fall Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and this spring’s Daytona 500.
Experience counts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways and no one has more than Michael Waltrip this week. When the engines fire over the Geico 500, he will start his 114th restrictor-plate, superspeedway race.