Blaney Leads 118 of Final 139 Laps, Doesn’t Win The Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Last year, Ryan Blaney left Daytona Speedweeks with a second place finish in the No. 21 Ford for the Wood Brothers. He’d go on to win his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono in June and make the playoffs as well. In the offseason, he’d join Team Penske in a newly funded third car though. Now, he leaves Daytona with a seventh place finish and disappointment. Last year, he would have been thrilled to leave Daytona with a seventh place run in the…

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Ford, Team Penske Dominating Speedweeks Thus Far

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – It should come to no surprise, but the Ford camp is dominating the 2018 Daytona Speedweeks thus far. After three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, they’ve won two of them. In fact, Ford drivers finished 1-2-3-4 in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona last Sunday. Then, in the first Duel on Thursday night, they were 1-2 and had four drivers finish inside the top five. In the second Duel, they saw four more cars finish in the top eight. 

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Brad Keselowski Earns 1st Career Speedweeks Victory With Clash Domination

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Brad Keselowski tweeted before Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona that he would win the race later on in the afternoon. Well, he called his shot. Keselowski, became the third driver in the last four years of the Clash to start 15th or worse and reach victory lane. The Team Penske driver started last in 17th. Keselowski, quickly drove through the field in leading a race-high 43 of the 75 laps en route to his first Daytona Speedweeks victory of his career. It was pure domination.…

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Ranking The Teams In The INDYCAR Test at Phoenix

A lot of data was collected this weekend at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, as 12 hours of on track testing occurred over the course of two days on the 1.022-mile track. When the dust settled, there were a few teams that stood out above others. But, I want to warn everyone that this weekend was just a test, so you really can’t hang your hat on the speed charts and use that to think this is going to shape the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While four separate test…

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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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Cindric To Race Full XFINITY Series Season, Will Race With Both Penske/RFR

Coming off a third-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings last season, 19-year-old Austin Cindric will race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) title in 2018, competing in all 33 series events this season with two different winning organizations. Cindric will open the 2018 season racing the No. 60 PIRTEK Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing at Daytona International Speedway on February 17. As previously announced, Cindric will compete in a total of nine events for Roush Fenway, including four of the first five races on…

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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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