If Josh Wise cracks the top 40 this week in the Coca-Cola 600, it will be his best result in four attempts. He has finished exactly 41st in his latest three Charlotte Motor Speedway races.
Jamie McMurray should be watched closely on Saturday to evaluate whether he has top-five potential. Last year he swept that spot at Charlotte Motor Speedway after starting 26th in May and 18th in October.
Chase Elliott will make his third NASCAR Cup start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend in the Coca-Cola 600. He qualified easily on time in 28th.
Sam Hornish Jr. qualified 26th for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which has been about average for the No. 9 this year. His last four qualification attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks have been either 26th or 29th.
Matt DiBenedetto has been getting progressively stronger on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He failed to qualify for his first two attempts, took a provisional to get into the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway before finishing 34th and advanced from 35th to 25th last week at Kansas Speedway.
Kyle Fowler will pilot the No. 26 PowerAll Toyota for the running of the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Saturday.
Jeff Gordon knows it will be difficult to match the feeling he gets racing after this season, but broadcasting could provide something close to it.
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ty Dillon tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Darrell Wallace Jr. leads the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Landon Cassill qualified 32nd for the Coca-Cola 600 and will probably finish in that same 30th-place range if the past similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this season are an indication. He finished 29th last week at Kansas Speedway after taking a provisional.
Michael McDowell will make his second start in as many weeks after posting the 25th fastest time in qualification for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Jeb Burton, Mike Bliss, Travis Kvapil, Brendan Gaughan, and Jeff Green failed to find enough speed to make the Coca-Cola 600 and will have to watch from the pits Sunday night.
Greg Biffle earned his season-best starting position in qualification for the Coca-Cola 600. He posted the fourth fastest time and rolls off the grid from the outside of the second row.