Danica Patrick will race chassis No. 10-838 Sunday night in the Oral-B USA 500. This car was used at Texas, where it started 24th and finished 27th.
Matt Kenseth hopes to rebound after crashing at Michigan two weeks ago. In the most recent unrestricted, intermediate speedway race, he finished 38th after starting 18th.
After Ryan Preece set fast time and won the pole in the spring visit to the Langley (VA) Speedway, the defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion returned in the second visit by the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and led the way in practice for the Bayport Credit Union 150.
Joey Logano posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the Oral-B USA 500. His 189.351 mph was slightly more than one mile per hour slower than Kevin Harvick’s pole winning speed.
Canadian Tire regular (No. 27 Dodge) Andrew Ranger is fastest in Happy Hour for the Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Kasey Kahne will race chassis 5-820 in Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500. It has been raced three times so far this year.
Landon Cassill was forced to take a provisional to start the Oral-B USA 500. He will roll of the grid 42nd on Sunday night.
Austin Dillon will drive chassis No. 465 at Atlanta. It was previously raced at Kentucky, Charlotte, and Texas.
Casey Mears has been a consistently solid performer on unrestricted, intermediate speedways in 2014. Six of eight races on similarly-configured, 1.5- and two-mile tracks have ended in results of 26th or better.
Jeff Gordon will drive chassis No. 24-861 in the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta this week. This car has been raced four times previously in 2014.
AJ Allmendinger could be poised to earn his fourth consecutive top-15 finish this week at Atlanta. On another unrestricted, intermediate speedway two weeks ago, he started 22nd and finished 12th in the Pure Michigan 400.
After finishing outside the top 10 in five consecutive races from Daytona through Watkins Glen, Jimmie Johnson is beginning to regain his momentum. He finished ninth at Michigan and fourth at Bristol.
Paul Menard will drive a battle-tested chassis No. 454 at Atlanta. This car was previously run in four of the five similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races as well as Michigan.
J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express/Autism Speaks Chevrolet) leads the first practice for the Canadian Tire Series Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
German Quiroga leads the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.