Lofty expectations follow NASCAR rookie Daniel Suarez to Daytona 500 grid

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"I think that we'd like to sweep it all under the rug as drivers like we feel fine and nothing is wrong", said Patrick, 34. Everybody has that number and that was Dale's day, and me winning was the flawless person to win because I just wanted to give him the credit.

The two-time Daytona 500 victor said he took the time to reflect on his personal life and his career.

"It's the reason why I race", Logano said. Gone is "The Chase" and instead the final races will be referred to as the playoffs.

What Logano remembers most of all about winning the Daytona 500 is a gift he received from Mario Andretti. If they can pick up a few spots in the process, even better. Earnhardt's career average finish of 13.6 in all races at Daytona is second-best among active drivers.

NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, offered a different perspective, based on being a new parent of a young daughter, noted For The Win. Junior missed the final 18 races past year with concussion-like symptoms. The races are also much shorter, and the field is much smaller.

He has been out of the spotlight since July of 2016 after being diagnosed with "concussion-like symptoms" but was cleared by doctors to race by the 2017 season.

As I already mentioned, I have no issues rostering drivers starting up front in the qualifying races, especially a plate track stud like Keselowski. The remaining five drivers will all receive one point. Not a good omen for defending champ Denny Hamlin. "PESPT008401-topic.html" class="local_link" >Dale Earnhardt Jr. ever runs. "We led the most laps, and we were the fastest auto". Under the new format, races will consist of three stages.

And you're definitely out of the driving mainstream when you have time to come up with ideas to better the sport like putting brake lights on race cars and making their roofs a uniform color with large, plain numbering on that palette, so he can tell the cars apart. "It just makes you want to win it again and again". But new rules for this season earned Elliott 10 points with the win. "The banking falls away and picks up very quickly here".

Waltrip has one of the sport's most-enduring personalities.

Hamlin stayed on the gas for a door-to-door dash to the checkered flag that ended in a photo finish with Truex.

You might not be familiar with the newcomer, but he could be a secret weapon Thursday night. As long as we can start the season off with more speed than we have had to start the previous years off, I think we'll have more opportunities to get wins.

If Daniel Suarez takes the checkered flag at the Daytona 500 on February 26, it'll be the first time a Mexican driver wins 'the Great American Race.' Before Daniel gets to make racing history one more time, get to know all about him.

"It's too emotional", Waltrip said Wednesday. Of all the drivers in this race, Elliott has the least incentive to win. By all means, it's one of the things that makes me the most frustrated, but it also makes me the happiest.

  • Julie Sanders