Joey Logano Earns Camping World 500 Pole for Phoenix

Joey Logano launched his way to the top of the heap in Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Friday at Phoenix Raceway, claiming the first starting spot for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event. Logano drove the Team Penske No. 22 Ford to a best lap of 137.321 mph in the last of three rounds of qualifying on the 1-mile track. The pole award was Logano’s first of the season, first at the Arizona oval and the 18th of his Monster Energy Series career. Logano is the most recent winner…

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Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Can Get Season On Track This Weekend in Phoenix

Its been a rough start to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has made his first three starts since last July, as he missed the final 18 races of the 2016 season due to “concussion-like symptoms.” That’s why I don’t take a lot of stock to his struggles out of the gates in 2017. In the end, I think he will be just fine. But, through three races, Earnhardt currently sits 27th in the points standings. He’s yet to finish…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Taken Out in Lap 105 Accident

Daytona Beach, Fla – The first half of the 59th annual Daytona 500 was about as clean as it gets. There was just one lone caution through the first 100 laps of the 200 lap event. That made the biggest story of the race at that point the games that were being played on pit stops between manufacturers trying to short pit during the stages. Until Lap 105. Several contenders were involved in an accident in Turn 3 ending the shot of winning for a bunch of the favorites. Kyle…

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David Ragan/Kyle Busch Lead Daytona 500 Practice on Friday

Daytona Beach, Fla – With practice being rained out on Thursday, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers were finally able to hit the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway for the first two practice sessions on Friday afternoon. Today was technically the first practices for Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN), as the only other time these cars have been on track outside of last night’s Can-Am Duels, was for Daytona 500 qualifying practice on Saturday afternoon. The big difference though, was Saturday’s session was single car…

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59th Annual Daytona 500 Field Now Set

Daytona Beach, Fla – Now that both Can-Am Duels are in the books, the official starting field for Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) is now set. Chase Elliott won the first Can-Am Duel on Thursday night while Denny Hamlin reached victory lane in the second one. Also, with points being awarded this year in the Duels, for the first time since 1971, we will have an official points leader heading into this year’s Daytona 500. 20 of the 40 starters have points now and the other half…

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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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