Carolina GM Ron Francis said that Hanifin will receive consideration for opening the season with the parent club, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. "We don't want to force him [up to the NHL] if he's not ready," Francis said. "We'll give him time to develop. I'm certainly not ruling [making Carolina's opening roster] out, but we want to be careful and make sure we do what's right for Noah."
Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion team drove a spirited race, led three times for 17 laps, had to pit from the lead late and went on to settle for a hard-fought 10th-place finish on Sunday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, teampenske.com reports.