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That means he'll be forced to start from the back of the field and use a backup vehicle in the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday.

Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. Johnson has spoken at length since last season ended about how it was one of his most trying seasons in the Cup Series. He said that's part of what makes Daytona so unique when compared to other sports' top events.

If you're looking for the best driver in the field - regardless of make or model - it's this guy. If you're sizing up NASCAR betting odds for the Daytona 500 this Sunday, here are some valuable tips and trends you'll need to know to cash in on the "Great American Race". "And every team, I think there will end up being a quote-unquote right way to do this, but right now teams all have different choreography, and teams are going to make mistakes, or some of that choreography is going to prove not as effective as others in the close confines of pit road".

NASCAR's biggest series opens its season with uncertainty in its title - the Monster Energy company has remained mum on any plans to underwrite the series beyond this year.

The longtime driver and one of NASCAR's last active legends was, well, less than pleased watching all those season-in-review videos in 2017 - the ones chock full of his peers' achievements.

"I think our vehicle is good, plenty good to compete for a win on Sunday", Elliot said. "I would love to see it there more".

Harvick and Jones finished behind Elliott, 22, who earned his third Duel victory in three tries at Daytona International Speedway.

Elliott will be Hendrick's answer to the Ford brigade that has so far been led by Team Penske at Daytona. In a sport driven by experience and wisdom, duel race one driver Ryan Blaney is 24 years old. "I'm not some bright-eyed 23-year-old with expectations of winning the Daytona 500".

Brad Keselowski already has a Daytona win.

Roger Penske has a auto capable of winning the Daytona 500. That number is 12 less than the 52 cars that made a run for it just three years ago. Still a lot of work left to be done before we climb in. Could you imagine how many would fail to complete races in the restrictor plate/crash clock era? There's a lot on the line. "It's probably the most stress on a relationship, with a team". Rules change. Cars change. "We were here until, I think, 2 a.m". Chase Elliott won the 2nd qualifying race in a Chevrolet. He twice spun competitors not because he made contact with their cars, but because Stenhouse sucked the air away from their cars and caused them to lose control. But he doesn't bring it up during races for fear of jinxing his hometown driver. He pointed to the potential of a new wave of young drivers, including a dash of diversity, as a remedy for the retirement of stars like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon.

Shorter races: "I think that's common among fans and among drivers and anyone - some of these races that are 41/2 hours long are just too long", said 2010 Daytona 500 victor Jamie McMurray. Danica Patrick has announced she will be retiring after competing at Daytona and Indianapolis.

The rapid driver turnover has created a 40-car field that includes six drivers under age 30 in the first eight spots. As the year progresses you race on different types of tracks that can lead to a championship crown. He's the anomaly, though, as the field has a considerably youthful feel. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch the races live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app. The 24-year-old is coming off of the duel win from Thursday in a Team Penske Ford, and he finished second in last year's race while driving the legendary Wood Brothers #21 vehicle (which was a satellite Penske team last year and continues to be this year with new driver Paul Menard).



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