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The series is running its sixth race of the season on Friday at Dover International Speedway. On the following day, Jones will celebrate his 19th birthday. He's scheduled to compete in the Xfinity race at this track on Saturday.
Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya arrived in Detroit on Thursday after his media tour in New York City on Tuesday and then Wednesday's appearance in Fort Worth, Texas, where the series will race on June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Those drivers who qualified for Dover based on their finishes at Charlotte include: Regan Smith (fourth-place finish), Darrell Wallace Jr. (fifth), Daniel Suarez (sixth) and Ty Dillon seventh. Wallace and Suarez are rookies in the series this year.
Truex, who hails from Mayetta, New Jersey, is having the best start of his 10- year career in the series, as he currently sits second in the point standings (41 points behind leader and defending series champion Kevin Harvick). He has scored 11 top-10 finishes in 12 races this year, including a second-place run in the March 8 race at Las Vegas.
Sprint Cup Series
The annual summer racing series begins June 4.
After winning the Indianapolis 500 for the second time in his career on Sunday, Juan Pablo Montoya is aiming for his first championship in the IndyCar Series.
Cochran's Michael Davis took the checkered flag Sunday night at Cochran Motor Speedway.
Dale Coyne Racing pit crew member Daniel Jang, part of Tristan Vautier's No. 18 crew, suffered a broken right ankle when he was hit by James Davison's car during a round of pit stops just past the halfway point in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.
Sunday's 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 began with a wreck involving Sage Karam, Takuma Sato and Ryan Briscoe on the opening lap, putting Karam out of the race.
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Buescher passed Elliott for the lead on the last restart with just two laps to go to win the 259-lap race at Iowa. He claimed his second career victory in the series. His maiden win occurred last August on the Mid-Ohio road course.
Waltrip has the most wins in the 600-mile event with five.
IndyCar Series driver Carlos Huertas has been ruled out of Sunday's 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 due to an inner ear problem.
Jeff Gordon will join Fox Sports in 2016 to serve as a race analyst full-time for the television network's coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as he will team with play-by-play announcer Mike Joy and analyst Darrell Waltrip in the booth.
Matt Kenseth will start on the pole for a Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first time after winning Thursday night's qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600 -- NASCAR's longest race of the season.
Five drivers competing in this year's Indy 500 have won this race in the past -- Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan and Juan Pablo Montoya. Castroneves is the only one of those five that has won it multiple times. His third and most recent victory in the Indy 500 happened in 2009.
The Memorial Day Shootout is this weekend in Cochran.
Terry Labonte, a two-time Cup Series champion, and Speedway Motorsports Inc. executive chairman Bruton Smith were among those selected into the 2016 class of inductees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Ryan Briscoe is expected to replace injured driver James Hinchcliffe in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.
Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 team avoided penalties but did receive a written warning from NASCAR on Tuesday for altering the side skirts on their car during last Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The Indianapolis 500 has long been one of the biggest auto racing events in the world, but this year's race is being surrounded by safety concerns following several major crashes that have happened during practice.
James Hinchcliffe suffered an injury to his upper left thigh and underwent surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital after he was involved in a major wreck during practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Monday.
Scott Dixon will start on the pole for the May 24th Indianapolis 500 after posting a four-lap average speed of 226.760 mph in Sunday's qualifying session, which had to be revised following Ed Carpenter's spectacular crash in morning practice.
Ed Carpenter escaped injury when he was involved in a frightening accident during Sunday morning's practice session for the Indianapolis 500.
Denny Hamlin will start on the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race while Greg Biffle will roll off second after they were the top-two drivers in qualifying, held prior to the race.
Drew Herring put the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the pole for Sunday's 3M 250 Xfinity Series race after topping the qualifying charts at Iowa Speedway.
Persistent rain at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday forced the postponement of qualifications for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 until Sunday.
Greg Biffle won the first 20-lap segment of Friday's Sprint Showdown, while Clint Bowyer took the checkered flag for the second 20-lap segment to advance into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Paul Menard will start on the pole for Friday night's Sprint Showdown -- the 40-lap preliminary event for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race -- after topping the qualifying charts at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch drove his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for the first time in Friday's practice session for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway since he suffered injuries in an accident at Daytona International Speedway nearly three months ago.
Five drivers will attempt the Charlotte/Iowa combo this weekend. Three of them -- Brandon Jones, Erik Jones and John Wes Townley -- are entered in the truck race, and the remaining two -- Landon Cassill and Chase Elliott -- are entered in the Sprint Showdown (the preliminary event for the all-star race), which is scheduled for Friday, just prior to the start of the truck event.
Sprint Cup Series
This race now features five segments for a total of 110 laps. Segments 1 through 4 are 25 laps each, and the final is a 10-lap shootout to the finish.
Charlotte is the third 1.5-mile track on the series schedule this season. Crafton has won the first two races on a mile and a half -- Atlanta and Kansas.
Now that Kyle Busch has been medically cleared to race, the big question is whether NASCAR should give him both a medical and top-30 in points waiver to become eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
After being sidelined for nearly three months due to injuries he suffered in an accident at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Busch is scheduled to return to racing in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano claimed his Sprint Cup Series-leading fourth pole of the season after topping the charts in Friday's qualifying for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Will Power continued Team Penske's streak of pole wins this season after topping the time/speed charts in Friday's qualifying for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Sprint Cup Series
Saturday's race at the IMS road course is the fifth event on this year's IndyCar schedule. There have been four different winners this season: Juan Pablo Montoya (St. Petersburg, Florida), James Hinchcliffe (NOLA Motorsports Park), Scott Dixon (Long Beach, California) and Josef Newgarden (Barber Motorsports Park). Newgarden became a first-time winner in the series.
This is his 23rd and final season in NASCAR's premier series.
Matt Crafton, the two-time defending series champion, is atop the point standings but holds just a two-point lead over Tyler Reddick and a six-point advantage over Erik Jones. Crafton took over the top spot in the standings following his second-place run in the March 28 race at Martinsville.
Richard Childress Racing lost its final appeal of penalties assessed by NASCAR to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team for altered tires used on Newman's car in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
When it's the month of May in the IndyCar Series, that can mean only thing -- Indianapolis.
Milledgeville's Corey Dunn took the checkered flag in the memorial race Saturday Cochran Motor Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to his first win of the season at an old familiar place that has always been good to his family.
The first major accident in Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway occurred in the early going and involved 15 cars.
Jeff Gordon claimed his 80th career pole in the Sprint Cup Series in Saturday's qualifying for the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Kevin Harvick (Las Vegas and Phoenix), Jimmie Johnson (Atlanta and Texas), Joey Logano (Daytona), Brad Keselowski (Fontana, California), Denny Hamlin (Martinsville), Matt Kenseth (Bristol) and Kurt Busch (Richmond) have all won a race this season and therefore virtually guaranteed themselves a spot in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.