Johnson enters the season second on the odds to win the NASCAR Cup championship. Jimmie Johnson and Elliott finished inside the top 5 at Dover while Kevin Harvick appeared to flash speed at Chicagoland.
Truex and Busch swept the first round. As for the other 10 drivers left in the postseason field? "My late husband, my sister-in-law Marie, our aunts and when the children got older they all had souvenir stands here". All profits will be donated to the Support Las Vegas campaign benefitting the Direct Impact Fund. Zappos will match 100 percent of the donations made up to $1 million.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com site predicts a temperature of 79 degrees and a 54 percent chance of rain at race time. He is now locked into the NASCAR Playoffs Round of 8.
Elliott may have been the first loser at Dover but it's clear his No. 24 Chevrolet is running much better.
Does that guarantee his first win is coming soon?
"It was a shot from victory circle when he won the all-star race here at Charlotte", Bass said.
After entering the playoffs red hot, this year's Daytona 500 victor watched his championship bid unravel.
Hamlin speaking with Sirius XM NASCAR Radio there, calling for more revenue from NASCAR's TV deal to be shared with teams. Each time he's come up short - he has five runner-up finishes the last two years - he's been extremely hard on himself. "We'll just have to see what happens. Our preference would be to be able to add one more". Rookie Corey Lajoie and Brett Moffitt are still scheduled to compete for the team in Sunday's event.
"Today was interesting with the way the track was with the VHT", said Truex.
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Series leader Martin Truex Jr. had an uncharacteristically lackluster qualifying effort, earning the 17th starting position, his worst of the season on a non-restrictor-plate track.
Stone started her career selling programs and souvenirs in a small, white, two story house located in front of the track. "Good thing with our FedEx Toyota we had a good, fast vehicle and put it on the top". No wins - the only track on the circuit that he has yet to win a points event at in the sport's top series.
Denny Hamlin, Busch's teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, posted the fastest lap in the final round to win the pole for Sunday's Bank of America 500 (NBC at 2:00 PM ET), the first race in the Round of 12 in the series Playoff.
Alex Bowman proved to Dale Earnhardt Jr. he's ready to take his place next year. Earnhardt has run 14th and 10th in his last two Charlotte starts and has shown some life at this type of intermediate.
Another sneaky underdog is Michael McDowell of Leavine Family Racing.
"I didn't" need any silly stuff or goofy gifts that I'm just going to go store away in a warehouse that you'll never see", Earnhardt said.
Take a look at Danica Patrick, too. She qualified sixth at Sonoma in June. "Charlotte, I seem to be hit or miss".
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