For 2nd Straight Race, Clint Bowyer Comes Home Runner-Up

Daytona Beach, Fla – The last few years, Clint Bowyer was about as frustrated as ever. Prior to joining Stewart-Haas Racing in the offseason, Bowyer had just two total top five finishes over his last 72 starts. Now, just 17 races into the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, he has three overall. In fact, his runner-up in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway was Bowyer’s second straight runner-up finish, as he came home second last Sunday at Sonoma. It was also his seventh top 10…

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins Crash Filled Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. backed up his Talladega triumph back in May with a late race pass on David Ragan in overtime, en route to winning Saturday night’s crash filled Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. Stenhouse, restarted the race tonight third, and used a late race push to get the lead in Turn 3 on the second to last lap and never looked back for his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Both have happened this year, both also on restrictor plate tracks.…

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Heavy Hitters All Involved In Incidents In Coke Zero 400, Tire Issues Plagued Race

Daytona Beach, Fla – Goodyear brought a new tire here this weekend to improve on the grip at the Daytona International Speedway in hopes that it would make the cars more stable on the 2.5-mile track. Instead, tires and engine related issues plagued Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400. As a result, several of the top contenders were taken out by accidents of that, seeing a race record 14 caution flags. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a tire go down on Lap 51, then he’d fall victim of Kevin Harvick having a blown…

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Joey Logano Left On the Outside Looking In For Playoffs Leaving Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – When Joey Logano’s win was encumbered back at the end of April, I didn’t think it would affect him much, if at all. After all, through the first nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races this season, Logano had eight top six finishes to his credit. That encumbered win wouldn’t mean much to him right?

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Caught Up Lap 105 Accident

Daytona Beach, Fla – What a crazy night it was for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his final start at the Daytona International Speedway. In what looked like it could be a special storybook ending for his career at the track that made his family synonymous, it ended up in smoke instead. Earnhardt, had a right front tire go down on his No. 88 Chevrolet on Lap 51 causing him to climb the banking in Turn 2 and get into the outside SAFER barrier. The car would escape much damage, but without…

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For 2nd Straight Week, Dakoda Armstrong Gets Best Career Finish, Comes Home 3rd at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Dakoda Armstrong is hoping to one day get his shot in NASCAR. In the meantime, the New Castle, Indiana native has been just biding his time with an underfunded team that’s trying their best to compete with NASCAR’s elite teams. With the lack of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series field the last two weeks though, it’s allowed Armstrong to showcase to everyone just how good he can really be. Last Saturday night at the Iowa Speedway, Armstrong brought his No. 28…

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Late Race Crashes Including Lap 98 Melee Takes Out 17 Cars In Saturday’s XFINITY Series Race at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – There were three red flags in the rain marred Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 this weekend. Two of which occurred for mother nature. But, the final red flag, the shortest among the three, involved a huge crash coming to the white flag in the rain delayed event. On Lap 98, two laps left in regulation, Brandon Jones was pushing Erik Jones on the backstretch. That caused Justin Allgaier to push Brandon Jones even harder causing Jones’ No. 33 Chevrolet to spin and get into Michael Annett. Everyone behind was…

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