Daniel Ricciardo secured his maiden pole position for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix with a stunning fastest lap for Red Bull in an incident-filled qualifying session on Saturday.
Martin Truex Jr. put himself in good position for another strong showing at the Coca-Cola 600, a race he thought he should have won last year.
Lewis Hamilton offered his sympathy to Daniil Kvyat on Thursday and pleaded for more understanding of the pressures heaped on young drivers in Formula One.
Kyle Busch has seemingly dozens of reasons to despise Kansas Speedway, from the two times he crashed out of Chase races to the innumerable misfortunes in other series.
Formula One leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Russian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was 10th after another car failure ended his qualifying session early on Saturday.
Helio Castroneves made Team Penske 3 for 3 in qualifying this season when he won the pole Saturday for the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Mercedes has become used to starting on the front row after a dominant couple of years in Formula One. Not so much from the back of the field.
Kyle Busch pulled away on a restart with 11 laps to go and outran AJ Allmendinger to the finish for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Martinsville Speedway, and a sweep of the two-race weekend.
Two-time world champion Marc Marquez survived a crash-hit afternoon to take pole position for the Grand Prix of Argentina on Saturday.
IndyCar's return to the desert was supposed to fast and furious, maybe even a little dangerous.