In other news Jake Laudert, crew chief member for Joe Nemechek that got injured last night, only received broken left toe, a bruised right knee and a cut above his nose.
David Gilliland has signed a multi-year extension of his contract for the Yates/Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team. He drives the #38 car.
Also Sebastian Bourdais is lobbyin for a spot to ride in NASCAR. He would drive along side David Gilliland.
In a piece of pre race news Marty Smith said that Dale Jr.still would like to drive the number 8 car next year and submitted a proposal to get that number. If he does not get that number, one Marty did state was the 81. For tattoo purposes Dale Jr. would be in something like the 81.