The top 5 drivers along with an upset Dale Earnhardt Jr. give post-race comments.
22-year-old has made 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts MORE: Full entry list for Martinsville RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Kyle Fowler will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway . Fowler will drive the No. 32 Ford for owner Frank Stoddard Jr. and GO FAS Racing. Eight other drivers have taken turns behind the wheel of the No. 32 car: Travis Kvapil (16 races), Terry Labonte (four races), Blake Koch (three races), J.J. Yeley (three races), Boris Said (two races), Joey Gase (two races), Timmy Hill (one race) and Eddie MacDonald (one race). Labonte's 11th-place finish in the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona in July has been the team's best finish so far this season. The 22-year-old Georgia native has 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts in his career, including one this year in the spring at Charlotte Motor Speedway . He finished 32nd in the History 300 . The Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 is set for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. 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
Q&A with brother of NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne RELATED: Subscribe to NASCAR Illustrated Hometown: "Enumclaw, Washington, is a great place to live. You are so close to the mountains and the ocean, it makes for lots of very fun activities such as fishing, great seafood, skiing, sledding. It's just a small town at the edge of the foothills. It was really nice to grow up in a small city with not much crime and no gangs." Being a sprint car crew chief: "It's an awesome job. There are lots of things to do and think about. It's a wild life out here, but the feeling I get when we win makes it all worth it. It's very hard to have a good race car every night because all the tracks are different, but that is the challenge and it's what makes it so exciting. One minute I feel happy and proud and the next minute I am depressed and mad. Just lots of emotions in this sport -- good and bad." Life on the road: "It's good when you are racing good , and it's bad when you're not. It's always hard to be away from my wife and my family. But it's part of the job. I love this job and my family understands it." Getting married: "It was the best thing that happened to me. My wife, Michelle, is the greatest person in the world and makes me a better person every day. Can't believe she chose me. Now she is pregnant with our first child, a girl. We can't wait until she is born. We are so excited and can't wait to be great parents." Favorite midnight snack: "I hate eating late at night but if I had to choose, I would say peanuts or beef jerky helps me drive late at night." Favorite app: " 'Race Monitor.' It's how we see our lap times and who finished where in our races." Music that moves me: "I like alternative, rock and some hip-hop. I don't like much country. It just makes me tired and doesn't get me excited. I like music that gets me going in the morning and all day." Favorite websites: "Mostly racing sites and ESPN. I love most sports and like to see what is going on in the sports world. My favorite sports are racing, football, fishing and basketball -- in that order." Travel: "I really like going on vacations with my wife, family and friends. I like to go to the mountains and go skiing, snowmobiling and sledding. I also like warm weather and the beach, hanging by the pool and fishing." Habit I'd like to kick: "I chew my fingernails all the time. It's worse when I'm nervous but it's all the time." Biggest influence in my life: "My parents for many reasons, but most of all how they raised us right and made us into great people. They always tried to do family things like vacations, or races, or even just dinner at home. We always ate dinner together. I can only hope Michelle and I raise our kids as well as our parents raised us." SUBSCRIBE NOW!
Chase contender had run-in with Stewart-Haas Racing driver at Charlotte RELATED: Follow your picks in the Chase Battle Grid Presented by Toyota CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano said he isn't expecting any retaliation this weekend from Danica Patrick after the two were involved in an on-track accident at Charlotte Motor Speedway two weeks ago. The series moves to Martinsville Speedway , the shortest venue on the schedule and a site where drivers have often settled scores when they feel they have been wronged during the season. "We've actually talked about it since then and I feel like we’ve come to a good conclusion of what happened there," Logano said Tuesday during the Eliminator Round Media Day for the eight remaining drivers in this year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. "That's in the past; that's in the mirror and we'll move forward." Patrick ( Stewart-Haas Racing ) had restarted 10th in the Bank of America 500 at CMS following the fifth caution of the race. A few laps later, the yellow was out again after the two made contact, sending Patrick's No. 10 Chevrolet into the wall. After telling her crew she'd "just love to go out and take him out," Patrick acknowledged that retaliation at that point was worthless since Logano was already guaranteed to advance to the next round of the Chase thanks to his win at Kansas, the week before. Patrick eventually finished 26th, three laps down to race winner, and teammate, Kevin Harvick . Logano placed fourth. "It was a racing deal," Logano said of the incident. "She got cleared, I agree, (I) saw it happen; I was right there on the edge of it. It was one of those points I think we were both being very aggressive. She was going to try to take the spot and come down across me and I probably should have (given) at that point and I didn't. I drove into the corner wanting the spot, too. When two people want the same thing, sometimes it doesn't work. "I told her really in all honesty I probably should have backed out in that situation. We're moving on from there." Patrick is in her second full season of Sprint Cup competition and enters Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 (ESPN, 1:30 p.m. ET) 27th in the points standings. Logano, in his second year driving the Team Penske No. 22 Ford, has five victories this season, including two in the Chase. He is one eight drivers looking to advance out of the Eliminator Round and move on to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Championship Round, where four drivers will compete for this year's title. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL CHASE COVERAGE • Chase hub page • Chase Grid games • #MyChaseNation
Timothy Peters talks about winning the Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola in Talladega after a tough season.