10 Bold Predictions for 2017 NASCAR Season

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off with the 59th running of the Great American Race on February 26th. Fans and the media always think they know what is going to happen each year, but the NASCAR season never plays out as planned. Here are 10 bold predictions that I think “may” occur during the 2017 NASCAR season…   1. Kyle Busch Wins Daytona 500 Kyle Busch has done everything in NASCAR except win the Daytona 500. That could change this year. Busch has always been one of…

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2017 Indy 500 Ticket Design, New Milk Bottle, 101 Days Until Indy 500 Countdown On Tap for Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS – Like last year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be celebrating the upcoming Indy 500 with a countdown starting with the numbers of days for the number of years for the event.  The countdown to the 101st Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil begins at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 with the official unveiling of the 2017 ticket design at the new Cummins Distribution Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The event will feature Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles, Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Tom…

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Mario Andretti Named Honorary Race Official for 59th Annual Daytona 500

Mario Andretti, who along with A.J. Foyt, Jamie McMurray and most recently Jeff Gordon, are the only drivers to win both the DAYTONA 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona, will serve as a Honorary Race Official for the 59th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26 (FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Radio), the opening race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.  Andretti and Daytona International Speedway will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his epic 1967 DAYTONA 500 triumph throughout Speedweeks 2017. As part…

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Will We See Another Great Story Win the Pole for 59th Annual Daytona 500 This Weekend?

Daytona Beach, Fla – NASCAR hasn’t done themselves any favors the last few years when it comes to qualifying for the season opening Daytona 500. Most have now considered qualifying for the big race slightly rigged. Whether it is or not, I’m not one to say as I have no direct knowledge or involvement of anything sketchy going on. But, when they qualify for the race one full week before the actual race itself, and promote the pole winner for the next seven days until the green flag drops the following…

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Team Penske Has Been Top Plate Team Lately In Points Paying Races

Daytona Beach, Fla – Don’t expect much out of Team Penske in any of the preliminary races during this year’s Daytona Speedweeks. They haven’t won the newly named Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona since 2011. In fact, they’ve only won that race twice ever. Same could be said for the Can-Am Duels next week too. They also just have two career wins in that race as a whole and none since 2011 as well. But, in the season opening Daytona 500, watch out for them. 

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Joe Gibbs Racing Has Owned The Clash at Daytona Last Several Years

Daytona Beach, Fla – Outside of Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing has been the team to beat in Daytona Speedweeks recently. Despite just one Daytona 500 victory since Dale Jarrett went to victory lane in the season opening race in 1993 (Denny Hamlin won a year ago), JGR has dominated the other preliminary events during Speedweeks. Since 2012, JGR has won an astounding nine times during Speedweeks, eight of which occurring in the Can-Am Duels and The Clash combined. In fact, it’s almost a preconceived notion now that a JGR car…

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Advance Auto Parts The Clash at Daytona Info for This Weekend

Daytona Beach, Fla – The NASCAR season is already upon us, as the annual all-star race will once again kickoff Daytona Speedweeks for the 37th straight year. In 1979, the Busch Clash began Speedweeks consisting of only pole winners from the previous season. The few select drivers ran a race of 20 laps for the trophy. Now, the annual season-opening event will be 75-lap race split into two segments with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments.

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