Kevin Harvick, Nelson Piquet Jr., Parker Kligerman and James Buescher comment on their solid runs at Chicagoland Speedway.
Four-time 2014 winner explains chassis setup RELATED: Subscribe to NASCAR Illustrated From Donald Mosely (via Facebook): "Do they still use front-steer and rear-steer cars for different tracks?" Steve Letarte: No, not anymore. Really, the sport in general has changed so much from the days of front-steer and rear-steer. Fifteen, 20, 25 years ago, all of the chassis were manufactured by two or three outside vendors, and all the companies bought their chassis. In today's world, the chassis have become a lot like the engines. There are about four or five manufacturers. Hendrick builds our own. Stewart-Haas also runs a Hendrick chassis. There are other teams that now purchase chassis from race teams. So, the front geometry, especially the steering geometry, to the naked eye, or to the casual race fan, would look identical. Now, the compliances, and how strong it is, and how I want to load it is very different, and I might see the difference between us and Roush, but, no, they're all front-steer cars. The steering arms are all in front of the spindles nowadays and that's kind of how all the cars look. SUBSCRIBE NOW!
Austin Dillon takes two tires, with 22 laps to go, to get out in front of Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick to win the Fast Five 225 .
Hear what all the top finishers in the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 had to say about a race that included 50 passes for the lead in Chicago.
The top- five finishers comment on an exciting night filled with strategy and determination.
Chicagoland Truck Series race will be run at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2 JOLIET, Ill. -- Friday night's Lucas Oil 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race was postponed by rain. The race, stop No. 15 of 22 for the series, was moved to Saturday evening at 7 p.m. ET, broadcast on FOX Sports 2. Showers which hit the Joliet area earlier in the day washed out Truck Series qualifying, as well as qualifying for Sprint Cup teams and practice for the Nationwide Series. Sprint Cup teams were able to complete their one scheduled practice without interruption. Truck Series teams completed two practices sessions Thursday, allowing NASCAR officials to determine Saturday night's starting lineup based on combined speeds. Points leader Johnny Sauter will start on the pole, with Brennan Newberry in the No. 2 spot. Jeb Burton, former series champion Austin Dillon and Ryan Blaney round out the top five . Earlier this year, two Truck Series events (at Martinsville, Va., and Bristol, Tenn.) were run a day later than originally scheduled due to inclement weather. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Star of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (Mondays, 8 p.m. ET/PT) on Jeff Gordon and more Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Eric Christian Olsen had just finished his freshman year of college in Michigan when, to help pay the bills, he moved to Los Angeles to try and get work in commercials. It wasn't long before Olsen's studies were put on hold to make room for acting gigs, not in commercials, but in big productions like "Not Another Teen Movie," "Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" and "The Thing." A 2010 guest spot on the CBS drama "NCIS: Los Angeles" led to a full-time spot for Olsen on the show, playing detective Marty Deeks, and the show's sixth season kicked off Sept. 29. An avid surfer, the 37-year-old actor lives in L.A. with his wife, actress Sarah Wright, and the couple's 1-year-old son, Wyatt. Getting The Call "I was shooting 'The Thing' in Toronto and had just gotten done with a scene where we were burning the aliens with flamethrowers. I was sweaty and exhausted when I got the call from 'NCIS' producers that they were going to pick up my option. 'Elated' doesn't do justice to how I felt. It's the closest thing that actors get to winning a race." Got What I Wanted "I love the combination of comedy and drama. In searching for a project to do, that's exactly what I wanted: a drama with action but also with comedic elements. That's why I liked the idea of playing Deeks; he captures all those genres." Table Reading "I'm sure it's just like NASCAR. The first time you get the call to the 'big leagues,' your heart is pumping so fast . It still pumps every time we do a table read, but now it's more of an appreciation versus a fear." Serenity Now "There's a moment when you come off the freeway, which is jam-packed, and onto Pacific Coast Highway. It's just ocean as far as your eye can see. There is a peace in that and an escape from the claustrophobia of L.A. traffic." My Hideaway "It's a barn on 40 acres in Idaho. My mom, dad, brother and my wife and I redid it together. We go up there every summer for a month. It's a chance to get away and recharge your batteries. There's one traffic light in the whole town." Daddy-O "Fatherhood has exceeded all of my expectations -- and I set the bar pretty high as far as what I thought this experience was going to be. I studied child psychology in college, and I intellectualized what fatherhood would be like, but it is more fun than anything that I could have ever imagined. There is a whole new realm of love that I didn't know I was capable of." Sound Reasoning "Simon and Garfunkel is what I grew up on, and my wife and I walked down the aisle to 'For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her.' It's one of my favorite songs of all time. I think Radiohead's 'OK Computer' is one of the best albums ever made." 'Wonder Boy' "To me, Jeff Gordon is one of the most successful athletes of all time -- in any sport. He got started in NASCAR in the 1990s and is still one of the best drivers. I don't know if there is anyone else who has been that consistently great in their sport." SUBSCRIBE NOW!
Driver on heels of career-best finish in Nationwide Series Richard Childress Racing announced Tuesday that Mike Hillman Jr. will serve as crew chief for driver Brian Scott with the No. 2 Chevrolet team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series . Hillman, 36, won championships in the Camping World Truck Series with Todd Bodine in 2006 and 2010. Of his 20 wins in the truck tour, 19 came with Bodine and the other was delivered serving atop the pit box for Jeb Burton 's breakthrough victory in 2013. "This is a great opportunity for a guy like me to become part of RCR and the No. 2 Chevrolet team," Hillman said. "When we first talked about this position, I knew this was something I wanted to do and RCR is known for their storied success at every level in NASCAR. Brian Scott is a talented driver who is coming off the best season of his career. He and I share the same goals -- wanting to win multiple races and ultimately the XFINITY Series championship. With the team they already have in place, I am confident we will achieve our goals." Scott, 26, joined the Childress operation for the 2013 season and worked with crew chief Phil Gould the last two seasons in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, which will gain title sponsorship from XFINITY next year. Scott placed fourth in the overall standings, posting the best finish in his five full seasons in the series. "I look forward to building on what we have achieved the past two seasons with RCR," said Scott, who has five Coors Light Pole Awards but is still looking for his first victory in the series. "Mike Hillman Jr. is an excellent addition to our No. 2 Chevrolet team and has a proven track record of success and experience. I am more than confident he will take our team to Victory Lane and race for a championship. "We already have a great nucleus of people on our team and our XFINITY program is strong from top to bottom. With the momentum we had at the end of this past season, I feel confident about our 2015 hopes." Hillman, who starts his RCR tenure immediately, spent last season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on a part-time basis, working with a variety of drivers in 13 races with Circle Sport Racing's No. 33 team. One of those was Scott; the two got a jump on developing chemistry in the season-ending Sprint Cup race, where the two combined for a 28th-place finish. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule