Coke Zero 400 Should Be Wild Saturday Night (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

Daytona Beach, Fla – Stage racing, playoff points, 10 different winners in 16 races, a tight playoff bubble and oh yeah, the realistic final shot for those longshot winless drivers to steal a playoff berth this season, this should make Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) a wild race. The season opening Daytona 500 saw all but a few escape any damage. Over 90-percent of the 40 starters back in February were involved in some sort of carnage along the way of the 200 Lap event. Now, with how…

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Hendrick, Gibbs or Penske Cars The Favorites For This Weekend’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

Daytona Beach, Fla – Predicting the outcome of a restrictor plate race is like predicting the lottery. It’s why there’s contests in February offering $1-million to correctly pick the top five finishers, in order, of the Daytona 500. They do this because they know no one will ever hit it. So, to pick favorites for a race at Daytona or Talladega is just plain foolish. But, with all of that being said, you do get a good idea of “some” favorites when you group some of them together. Like for instance,…

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Is This Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Final Daytona Start His Last Real Chance at a Victory This Regular Season

Daytona Beach, Fla – Its no secret, Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t happy with how his 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is going so far. Through 16 races, he’s 22nd in the points standings, 134 points out of the playoffs. At this rate, he’s going to need to find victory lane over the final 10 races of the regular season in order to make it into the playoffs in his final season at the Cup level. That’s a tall task right now. At basically the midway mark of the season,…

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Can Kurt Busch Do Rare Daytona Sweep In Saturday Night’s Coke Zero (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

Daytona Beach, Fla – It’s only happened five times since 1959, but five legends in NASCAR have won both the Daytona 500 as well as the Coke Zero 400 in the same season. It actually hasn’t even happened since Jimmie Johnson accomplished that feat at the Daytona International Speedway in 2013. Now, four years later, Kurt Busch will try to stamp his name into the record book of rare Daytona sweeps. Busch, led just one lap in February’s Daytona 500, but it was the one that mattered the most, the 200th…

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Austin Dillon With a Real Shot at Coke Zero 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) Victory on Saturday Night

Daytona Beach, Fla – Austin Dillon doesn’t have to worry about winning Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN), he’s already won at Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this season. By virtue of his Coca-Cola 600 win at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend, he and his No. 3 Chevrolet are automatically eligible for the playoffs come September. But, Dillon has a great shot at winning on the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway under the lights this weekend though. Dillon, is looking for as much momentum as he…

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Trevor Bayne Has Great Shot to Be Next Driver to Stamp His Name Into the Playoff’s With With Saturday Night in Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Last year’s Coke Zero 400 was really where this Roush/Fenway Racing resurgence was found. In qualifying for the race at the Daytona International Speedway in July of 2016, all three of the then drivers started in the top seven rows, including earning the pole and two in the top three. In fact, two of them finished in the top five, and all three in the top eight that night. Now, they enter with some major momentum on their side this year. They’ve scaled back to a two-car…

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Kyle Busch Found To Have 2 Unsecured Lug Nuts After 5th Place Finish at Sonoma

We’re now 16 races into the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and Joe Gibbs Racing has yet to reach victory lane. Kyle Busch is the only one to win this year, but that was the non points paying All-Star race at Charlotte last month. Really, since the start of May, Busch has had four top fives and six top 10 finishes over the last seven races. But, if he’s going to keep that streak going next week at Daytona, and finally pull his No. 18 Toyota to victory…

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