—The 2016 Winner of the Why Do People Care About This award is…not having 40 cars in a 40 car field!
—Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will have Sunny D as a sponsor for a few races this year, but only after they were turned down by Soda, OJ, and the lucrative Purple Stuff rights holders.
—Yeah, we’re in the first of two nearly-month-long breaks in the Truck Series schedule.
—SHR might have lost access to privileged information from Hendrick Engines, but they have an ace up their sleeve: Tony Stewart, a cocktail dress, and a lonely security guard at the HMS gate.
—For the Xfinity race, Clint Bowyer will be in the booth, so expect about a million jokes about running into the barrier at that Supercross event.