Austin Dillon To Start On The Pole For Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Qualifying didn’t determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), a random draw did. As custom for the season opening all-star event at the Daytona International Speedway, the lineup for the race wasn’t based off of speed, rather than luck. This year though, kids were able to draw the starting positions for all 17 drivers, as Austin Dillon will start his No. 3 Chevrolet on the pole as the result of the drawing. 

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Clash at Daytona (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The racing season is here. Sunday, will mark the 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 17 drivers will take on the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway to kick Speedweeks off with a win. Out of those 17 drivers though, I broke it down to who I think the five favorites are going to be. Listen: Clash Preview Podcast While there won’t be any qualifying for this race and very limited practice time, it will be difficult to predict…

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Race Review Online – Prime Sports Network Podcast: Previewing Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

Greg DePalma and Eric Smith of Race Review Online prepare to raise the curtain on Daytona Speedweeks, as 17 drivers will be on the grid Daytona for Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash all-star exhibition. Eight cars belong to NASCAR’s three powerhouse teams, which have combined to win all but three of the past 20 Speedweeks races. Who will win? We discuss it here

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Drivers To Watch In Sunday’s Clash, Why Winning The Race Doesn’t Necessarily Equate To Daytona 500 Success

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The green flag drops on the NASCAR season this weekend as the 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be held on Sunday afternoon at the World Center of Racing, the Daytona International Speedway. The annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series all-star event, has been held every year on the high banks of Daytona since 1979. This season, 20 drivers are eligible to contend for the win, 17 will actually race (Danica Patrick, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t…

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Can Ford Teams Capitalize During Daytona Speedweeks

Depending on what driver or person you ask, the answer may vary on what to expect out of the Ford teams for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Most people though side on the fact that they may struggle. Last year, Ford put two drivers in the Championship 4 at Homestead, but they were really non factors in the race itself. As far as the whole season went, they were down across the board compared to the other two manufacturers. Well, Toyota will be in Year No. 2…

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Will Starting Spot Matter For The Daytona 500?

At most tracks, qualifying is as important as ever. With how close the cars have become, and now add to the fact of the new inspection process and stage points, it’s ever so critical to be up front in the starting lineup to begin a race. But, one discipline of tracks where starting position hasn’t mattered has been the two restrictor plate tracks. These days, the talk is how you can win from any position at Daytona and Talladega. You can go from the front to the back and to…

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Will The 2018 Daytona Speedweeks Be Gibbs, Hendrick, Penske Dominated?

The start to the 2018 Daytona Speedweeks began last weekend with the 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The race was won by Brad Keselowski while his Team Penske teammate of Joey Logano came home second. But, when you sit back and look at the upcoming few weekends, we always take stock in who the winners are in the Cup races during Speedweeks as a whole. If the past holds true though, it could be another big Speedweeks out of the Joe Gibbs…

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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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