Excuse Vickers if taking the green flag to start Sunday's Las Vegas race seems as rewarding as a trip to victory lane. Vickers missed the 2015 season's first two races as he recovered from Dec. 13 heart surgery, Michael Waltrip Racing PR reports.
Allgaier made his second start at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Allgaier qualified the No. 51 BRANDT Chevy 16th for the Folds of Honor 500. Under very cool weather conditions, Allgaier completed the day with a 20th-place finish, hscottmotorsports.com reports.
Almirola and the No. 43 Fresh From Florida team worked on their Fordís handling throughout the weekend and raced in the Top-15 for the majority of Sundayís race at Atlanta. He scored his second consecutive Top-15 finish with an 11th-place finish, richardpettymotorsports.com reports.
Stewart-Haas Racing has named Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevy for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend March 6-8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
Keselowski and the No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford team started the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 from the 12th position. Keselowski fought to the end to bring home a ninth-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway, teampenske.com reports.