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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Forget the Front Row for Sunday’s Daytona 500, New Duels Rules Has Elliott/Earnhardt Jr. Eyeing Points Thursday

Daytona Beach, Fla – Setting the field for the Daytona 500 is unlike any of the other 35 races during the course of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. In Daytona 500 qualifying, only the top two cars are locked into their starting spots, as everyone else has to race their way in during Thursday night’s Can-Am Duels at Daytona (7 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). But, with the recent Charters, 36 to be exact, and the top two speeds among the non-chartered teams being guaranteed to make the race, it’s left the Duels…

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