Pays to be fast in practice as rain today in Alabama prevents qualifying at Talladega.
Racing under the Chicagoland lights was not expected but Mother Nature threw a curve ball in the plans for the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Smith is okay with the idea but he does not want to sound like an ambulance chaser. United SportsCar Racing will have a home with FOX Sports in its debut season.
Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series practice got the green flag for each of their sessions with the sun coming on the Watkins Glen road course.
NASCAR looks for ways of giving the fans what they paid to see, and waiting for a track to dry is not good for the sport.