Big Crashes Steal Daytona Speedweeks Headlines

Daytona Beach, Fla – The anticipation of the season’s biggest race always leads to a ton of new storylines to kick off a new season at Daytona. With so many changes this past offseason to shape the future of NASCAR, there were literally infinite storylines. NASCAR began the 2017 season trying to reengage themselves with their fan base and grow it back. They made some drastic changes in the offseason trying to stop the recent trend of downwards spirals in attendance and viewership. The Daytona 500 alone brings a ton…

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Despite Hendrick, Gibbs Speedweeks Dominance, Penske Duo Still Ones to Watch for 59th Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – Since 2005, Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing have been the organizations to beat during Daytona Speedweeks. Each of them have a combined 31 victories during Daytona Speedweeks alone with JGR nabbing 16 trips to victory lane and Hendrick’s 15. In fact, since 2013’s Daytona Speedweeks, JGR and Hendrick have combined to win 15 of the 19 Speedweeks Cup races. The only ones they didn’t win was 2017 Clash at Daytona (Joey Logano- Team Penske), 2015 Daytona 500 (Joey Logano-Team Penske), 2013 Clash at Daytona (Kevin Harvick-…

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Chase Elliott Wins the Pole for Next Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – After practice yesterday, it seemed it would be a Ford battle for the pole in Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday. Ford drivers had four of the top five speeds on the speed chart and looked like the clear favorite to land at least one if not both of the guaranteed front row starting spots for next Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). Instead, Chevrolet had other things in mind. For the fifth straight year and ninth time in the last 10 years, a Chevy…

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Team Penske Has Been Top Plate Team Lately In Points Paying Races

Daytona Beach, Fla – Don’t expect much out of Team Penske in any of the preliminary races during this year’s Daytona Speedweeks. They haven’t won the newly named Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona since 2011. In fact, they’ve only won that race twice ever. Same could be said for the Can-Am Duels next week too. They also just have two career wins in that race as a whole and none since 2011 as well. But, in the season opening Daytona 500, watch out for them. 

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59th Annual Daytona Speedweeks Set to Kick Off This Week

The 59th Daytona 500 is already upon us, as it seems like it was just a few short weeks ago that Jimmie Johnson was crowned with his seventh Cup championship at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Now, the teams are refocused and ready to kick off the 59th edition of Daytona Speedweeks this week. It all starts on Thursday for ARCA practice as they will hit the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway for a two-hour practice session that afternoon from 4-6 p.m. ET. Then on Friday, the ARCA Series drivers…

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