Tyler Reddick Wins Photo Finish In PowersharesQQQ 300 XFINITY Series Opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – It took until the first lap in overtime for chaos to finally ensue in the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. The race was thrilling all the way through, with some insane pack racing in the draft. It was a matter of time though when the big one would occur. Unfortunately, it happened one lap after the scheduled distance. Despite a series record five overtimes, we were treated to a thrilling photo finish. Tyler Reddick bested his JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler by…

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Late Cautions Ruin What Was Thrilling XFINITY Series Season Opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Last year, the beginning to the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at the Daytona International Speedway was crash filled in the beginning. By the end of the second stage, most of the cars were taken out at some point of the race. This year, it was the exact opposite. The first two stages in Saturday’s PowersharesQQQ 300 had three combined yellows, two of which for stage breaks. In fact, the first 97 laps had just one crash. 

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Bell, Cindric Involved In Early Crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – It was pretty unanimous this preseason, Christopher Bell was the favorite to win the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. Despite being a rookie, he is racing in very good equipment. Plus, Bell made select starts with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017 and even won a race at Kansas. Unfortunately, his first race of the 2018 season ended early for the Oklahoma native. Bell, was an innocent bystander on a Lap 10 incident in Saturday’s PowersharesQQQ 300 at the Daytona International Speedway. Fellow rookie Austin Cindric had a…

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XFINITY Series Has Plenty Of Crazy Pre Race Penalties In Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – It was a crazy Saturday morning for the NASCAR XFINITY Series officiating. While they did absolutely nothing wrong, it was just a bizarre day of penalties. First, Crew chiefs for the No. 3 Chevrolet of Austin Dillon and No. 74 Dodge of Mike Harmon, along with the car chief for the No. 3, have been ejected for Saturday’s Xfinity Series Powershares QQQ 300 (2:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The No. 74 car failed four times at the Optical Scanning Station car inspection process pre-qualifying.…

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Johnny Sauter Wins NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Johnny Sauter made a daring move on the backstretch of Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at the Daytona International Speedway which ended up paying off for great dividends for him. Sauter, reinherited the lead on Lap 92 and never looked back en route to a dominating win in the NextEra Energy Resources 250. How good is Sauter?

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JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Leads NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice on Friday at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers took to the race track for the first time of the 2018 season on Friday. 41 drivers took to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway for two tame practices. But, at the end of the two sessions, one thing stands out to me – speed. Not long ago, the XFINITY Series laps around the 2.5-mile track was in the low 180 mph range. On Friday, Tyler Reddick paced the way with a speed of 196.190 mph in his No. 9…

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Front Row Motorsports Sleeper Team To Watch For Sunday’s Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Now that most of the preliminary stuff is behind us, the full focus for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is on the 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The big storyline leading up to the season opener at the Daytona International Speedway is how the race itself will be run. Right now, no one really knows. It’s a big question mark. One thing that we do know, is that the Ford camp will be strong. They’ve been the class of the field during…

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Bowman Keeps It Conservative In 1st Duel, Other 2 Teammates Not as Lucky

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For the last four years now, Hendrick Motorsports has won at least one Can Am Duel at the Daytona International Speedway during Speedweeks. They swept the twin 60 lap races in 2015, then saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. win the first duel in 2016. Last year, Chase Elliott won the first duel himself. This year, it was Elliott again, this time winning the second duel. That’s basically a three race win streak though in the opening duel in the last three years right? For the 2018 edition, they…

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Blaney/Elliott Wins Thursday Night’s Can-Am Duels

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Everyone wondered what to expect out of Thursday night’s Can Am Duels in Daytona. After last Sunday’s ho-hum Clash, most were worried that Thursday night’s twin races on the high banked Daytona International Speedway would be even worse. If passing was that hard, why would anyone make any extra effort to do so with everyone making the show for Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)? While the 2018 Duels weren’t anything like they could have been, they also weren’t entirely boring either. 

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Thursday’s Can Am Duels at Daytona Lineups Set

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Sunday was all about qualifying for the front row for next Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). But, for those that didn’t make the front row and guarantee those two starting spots when the checkered flag on the two round qualifying format, the other 38 drivers saw their starting spot for Thursday night’s Can Am Duels (7 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The odd numbered qualifiers will race in the first duel, while the even numbered qualifiers will run in the second duel. 

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