While many of the other Rookie of the Year contenders struggled in Saturday's race, Chase Elliott was the exception to the rule and a factor throughout the day. Something he credited to unloading fast to start the weekend.
Working closely with his girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, who serves as president of the Armed Forces Foundation, Kurt Busch has gone above and beyond when it comes to giving back and recognizing military members.
87-year-old Barbara Yocum is a big NASCAR fan ... and an even bigger Jeff Gordon fan. Thanks to the non-profit group Wish of a Lifetime - an organization that grants wishes to senior citizens - Yocum got the chance to meet and speak with her favorite driver.
Hard to believe, perhaps, but today is Janet Guthrie's 76th birthday. While Danica Patrick makes millions of dollars racing today and NASCAR has an established diversity program to encourage women and minority drivers, Guthrie was a true pioneer who had no such luxuries.