Those there are the lucky dice that hung inside Tony Stewart's car last year at Pocono Raceway. Considering how Smoke is running this season, he might consider breaking them out this weekend.
Stewart is scheduled to talk to the media Friday afternoon. Jeff Burton and Kyle Busch will talk before the first practice. We'll see what they have to say about their dust-up following the Coca-Cola 600. Stick around here all day Friday and we'll fill you in on what people are saying, who's fast in practice and anything else that goes on at the track.
Here are a couple of notes to get us started:
• Qualifying begins at 3:30 p.m. ET.
• In 46 Pocono starts, Mark Martin has 32 top-10 finishes, but no wins.
• Only two drivers have a single-digit average finish at Pocono: Denny Hamiln (9.5) and Jimmie Johnson (9.8).
10:50 a.m. ET:Jeff Burton said he and Kyle Busch haven't talked since their run in last weekend at Charlotte, but not because they're avoiding each other, but because Burton has been busy.
Burton said his position on the incident hasn't changed. He understands that Kyle wasn't trying to cut his tire, which is ultimately what happened.
11:32: When asked about being the points leader, Kevin Harvick said, "Right now, it's all about making the Chase, being in the position we're in right now we want to win a couple more races to get some more bonus points."
"I was mad because we've had great race cars ... and don't have a whole lot to show for it. And it's getting frustrating.
"I like racing with Kyle. We won't have any problems moving forwards.
"To his credit, he handled last week pretty well," Burton said, adding that it's hard to remain composed when you've got people in your face.
"All Kyle was trying to do was win the race, and I don't have a problem with that. All I was asking for was a little more respect.
"I don't want to keep reliving this. I've got a 14-year-old daughter. I've got all the drama I need."
10:59: Burton said one of the reason he confronted Kyle following the race is because of how intense this year has been for him. "This is my best shot to win a championship. I honestly believe that," he explained. "So this means a lot to me."
11:05: Kyle Busch said he "had no idea how I touched" Burton. But when he got out of his car, Busch found a four-inch piece of metal sticking out of the side of his car. That's what cut Burton's tire.
Asked if people give him the benefit of the doubt, he responded, "You know I don't get benefit of the doubt. So it's always my fault."
Later, Busch said, "If I would have done [what Burton did], it would have been called childish antics."