Greg DePalma, RotoWire‘s C.J. Radune and Eric Smith of Race Review Online look back at the final stages of the Daytona 500, as Austin Dillon‘s bump tactics pay off with victory. On the flip side, impatience might have cost Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott. They also preview the Folds of Honor 500 in Atlanta, as the season gets into full swing.
The Daytona 500 has always been a race that rewards veterans. Entering 2018, nine of the last 11 winners were over the age of 30. But the sport is in a transition with a new wave of drivers getting rides.
Greg DePalma and Eric Smith of Race Review Online take one final look across the grid ahead of the 60th Daytona 500, where Alex Bowman sits on the pole in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s former ride. If recent form holds, though, it’ll be someone from the Ford stable – Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, etc. – who takes the checkered flag.
Now that the Clash and the Duels are in the rear-view mirror, the picture is starting to become a little more clearer on what we can expect to see in Sunday’s 60th edition of the Daytona 500.
Veteran NASCAR analyst Kenny Bruce and RotoWire‘s C.J. Radune join Greg DePalma to look ahead at a season of change on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup circuit – one without such mainstays as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick, but plenty of young talent. Martin Truex Jr. begins his title defense in Sunday’s Daytona 500.
The restrictor-plate torch is ready to be passed. Someone is ready to take it. But, who?
The Can-Am Duels at Daytona on Thursday night and the 60th annual Daytona 500 could be very compelling and built with excitement. But they could also be very boring with follow-the-leader parade action.
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.
Lets face facts, NASCAR is in a transition period. Gone are big stars like Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards. They’re not walking in that door anymore.
After a thrilling season finale weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, let’s wrap up the season with the final edition of takeaways. It wasn’t just about Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale, it was just how great a weekend it was for NASCAR in general.