The day started off with Rodgers capturing his first ever pole and would then continue that success by leading a career high, 26 laps. After a couple late race cautions, Rodgers would then battle NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Kevin Harvick for the top spot. The two would continue swapping the race lead. Despite catching Harvick, Rodgers ran out of time and scored a career best, second place finish.
"For some funny reason, I had a feeling as far back as four weeks ago that it was going to be me and Kevin coming into turn 11 on the last lap," Rodgers said. "And sure enough, there we were. He ran a really good race, I learned a lot from him. We were able to lead some laps there in the beginning. It doesn't feel too bad to finish second today."