Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP) – The first four events before the Daytona 500 created four separate winners. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.. Put his new team on the pole, Eric Jones Beyond the Crash-Fest to win a selection race. Joe Logano And William Byron Qualification won the race.
No clear choice for “The Great American Race” has been published. Not a single manufacturer has an edge featured in NASCAR’s version of the Super Bowl. It was a Toyota 8-2-5 sweep of Joe Gibbs Racing last year, as part of a mandatory manufacturer alliance for drivers to work together, but there has not yet been a hint that the race will play the same on Sunday.
Instead, it’s a broad field of 40 drivers and they believe that their life-changing triumphs and a record $ 23.6 million that will split the drivers at and why not? Daytona’s unpredictability allowed Justin Haley Rainy last July pushed the field into gambling and won the third and final start of the season.
Haley is now back in Daytona to make his debut at Daytona 3, the only handful of drivers on the water field who have a six-cup series rookie, the only ten-year veteran who has failed to qualify for his only competition. Most of the previous efforts and others, however, are pursuing this pay-out, which may extend the season for a novice team.
Timmy Hill On qualifying Sunday, he said that his Daytona debut would keep the small MBM Motorsport in business for the foreseeable future. More important? Hill thinks he has a chance to be competitive on Sunday.
“My car is very capable of running competitively in this race,” Hill said. “I think we’re not just here to participate, we’re here to race.”
President Donald Trump, the grand marshal for the race, instructed the drivers to start their engines, so no one knows what the racing’s appearance will look like when the 2d flag is down. The exhibition Bush Clash was a smash derby as drivers closed the offseason rust and aligned it with NASCAR’s new rules package.
The SuperSpeedway rules, which were applied last season, put a tall spoiler on the car and were made for an incredible closing rate – and they were not used at Daytona 3. The team drove the package twice in Talladega and was shortened to 822 miles in the July race in Daytona. The former winner of Daytona moments before the sky opened up by the rain Austin Dillon Destroyed favorites with aggressive action as a leader.
The Bush Clash was the same as last weekend as Logan dropped a block during the reign of Series champions. Kyle Bush There was a catastrophic event that collected Logano’s companion Brad Keselowski. Angry words were exchanged, cars were destroyed and at the end only six drivers were moving. Keselowski and Logano are minimizing any quarrels, but blocking is a legitimate concern for Sunday.
“At the end of the day you are blocked because it works. Until it works, ” Clint Bauer Md. “Until it’s successful, and then you’re the bad guy. You ruined the entire field because it was a premature block and you ruined it all, but if you didn’t, you should and you would lose the competition.
“So it’s a bitter thing to judge. It puts you on the spot. And it’s either or dies and it’s a decision that has to be made quickly.”
Kevin HarvickThe winner of the Daytona 3 of 26 feels that smart racing on Sunday will be critical as drivers should avoid the way they traveled at Speedway earlier.
“I think there will be more talk about living this year than in any of the past,” Harvick said. “We’ve all been working to block the old package for so many years, and it’s not an outdated package. Runs are getting faster. The cars have a kind of lining and a really easy spin out on the right when you push them wrong. They are faster than where we were before. “
Two-time and Defending Race winners Danny Hamlin William Hill is a very good choice at 10-to-1, and his Toyota was really good every time he got on the track. And despite the huge loss in this clash, he was able to push fellow Jones to victory.
The Daytona 500 has not had a back-to-back winner since Sterling Marlin in 1994 and 1995, and he is one of only three drivers to perform the feat.
“It’s tough, but there’s more confidence,” Hamlin said. “I think it’s a really great run, especially in the last eight years. We have been a factor in winning every Daytona 3 for the past decade. I came here thinking there was no reason for it to be any different. “