Daniel Suarez will have an interim crew chief beginning at Martinsville. Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that Suarez’s crew chief Dave Rogers would be taking a personal indefinite leave of absence from atop the pit box of the No. 19. Rogers became Suarez’s crew chief when the rookie moved up to the Cup Series in 2017 to replace Carl Edwards.
While Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson didn't break any rules by not trying to qualify at Fontana, Jeff Burton says for the good of the sport and for the fans he should have tried to qualify.
Jimmie Johnson should be able to deliver for fantasy players at Martinsville. Martinsville Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway are three distinct courses, but they share an important commonality. Fantasy players will hear the phrase patient aggression a lot in the coming weeks and anyone in the field who leans too far to one side of that equation is going to get lapped in short order.