Daytona 500 Dominated By Crew Chiefs With Local Daytona Flavor

Daytona Beach, Fla – For the second straight year, Chase Elliott won the pole for the Daytona 500. But, hidden deeper in that story is his crew chief Alan Gustafson. It was the third straight year that his No. 24 Chevrolet said on the pole for the season opening race as he guided Jeff Gordon to the pole in 2015. That’s a great feat for a local guy as Gustafson grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida. That’s just minutes away from Daytona Beach, Florida. He went to high school at Seabreeze…

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Heartbreak For NASCAR’s Youth Stars In Closing Laps of Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – With three laps to go in Sunday’s Daytona 500, the youth movement was well on their way to showing they’re here to belong in NASCAR’s top level. 21-year old Chase Elliott who was the pole sitter for today’s Daytona 500 and won his Duel on Thursday night, was leading the race. He was three laps away from his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. 24-year old Kyle Larson was running in third at the time while 23-year old Ryan Blaney was fifth. Unfortunately for…

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Classic Teams Wood Brothers, Richard Petty Motorspots Land Top 5’s in Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – Normally the big teams with the massive budgets are up front competing for wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on a weekly basis. Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske are usually the teams to beat. That’s why it was so refreshing to see teams like JTG-Daughtery Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports and the Wood Brothers land in the top five of Sunday’s Daytona 500. Ryan Blaney nearly took the Wood Brothers to victory lane for the second time in the last seven years…

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Ford Nabs 3 Cars In Top 4 Finishing Spots, Including 4th Daytona 500 Victory in 7 Years

Daytona Beach, Fla – Everyone thought Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing would be the ones to beat in Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500. Out of the last 19 Daytona Speedweeks races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level, they’ve won 15 of them. In fact, they’ve won three of the last four Daytona 500’s. But, if anyone else were to win, Team Penske and their two-car Ford stable were the top ones to pick. Joey Logano won the 2015 Daytona 500 and Penske in general had won six…

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Kurt Busch Wins 59th Annual Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – The Busch brothers bookended the stage victories at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Kyle Busch won the first of the newly formed stages for the NASCAR season when he was shown the leader on Lap 60 of Sunday’s Daytona 500. Unfortunately for Busch, he was involved in an accident on Lap 105. But, his older brother Kurt Busch won the stage that mattered the most- the last one. Busch, outdueled the youth movement getting by Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson in the end and…

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Manufacturers Play Pit Stop Games in Stages for Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – For the first time ever, NASCAR has changed the way their races will be run. For 2017, all three series’ will run their races in three stages. We got the first two glimpses on Friday and Saturday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series season opening races at the Daytona International Speedway and if you base the stages off those races, it would have been considered an ultimate failure. Early crashes occurred often with 18 Trucks crashing on Lap 2 on Friday…

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After Quiet 1st Half of the Daytona 500, Big Crashes Steal The Show Over Final 100 Laps

Daytona Beach, Fla – Entering Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500, it would have been easy to pick someone from either Team Penske, Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing to win the season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. After all, someone out of these three camps have won 17 of the last 19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during Daytona Speedweeks. But, by time we got to Lap 150, most of them were already eliminated or at least caught up in a crash at some point in the final…

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