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Friday Daytona Notebook: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ready To Shake Things Up At Daytona 500

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. simply wanted to make something happen. But the driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford was shocked at how quickly the rear end of William Byron’s No. 24 Chevrolet snapped around when Stenhouse poked the nose of […]

Daytona 500 Media Day Notebook: Jimmie Johnson Welcomes Change At Hendrick Motorsports 

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Reid Spencer and Holly Cain ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Gone are Jimmie Johnson’s veteran teammates—Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the TV booth and Kasey Kahne to the next stage of Monster Energy Cup Series life in the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet. In their places at Hendrick Motorsports are […]

Kyle Larson Embraces Role As Monster Energy Cup Series Frontrunner

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Holly Cain ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Over it. Motoring on. Looking up. Kyle Larson conceded that while his shocking and abrupt departure from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs last Fall stung for a while, he’s over it. Ready to move on. Prepared to one-up the circumstance. The […]

Despite Banner Season, Martin Truex Jr. Feels He’s Capable Of More

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the start of a new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season arrives, life is quite a bit better for Martin Truex Jr.—not to mention noticeably different. Now that he’s returning to Daytona as the series champion, Truex feels that difference. “I do a […]

William Byron Suddenly A Familiar Face As He Readies For Daytona 500 Debut

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Holly Cain ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – William Byron’s face brightened and he laughed a bit talking about his new high-definition reality as a member of the championship Hendrick Motorsports team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 20-year old rookie got his first taste of stardom earlier this […]

Sunday Daytona Notebook: Rapid Runs In Clash May Be Good Sign For Daytona 500

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – What fans saw in Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway should constitute a promising look ahead to the Daytona 500 a week later. Thanks to NASCAR’s elimination of the ride-height rules on superspeedways, the cars in the Clash were low-slung […]

Alex Bowman Never Gave Up En Route To Daytona 500 Pole Winning Ride

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Holly Cain ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rick Hendrick conceded with a smile that when he first began interacting with driver Alex Bowman two years ago he sometimes mistakenly referred to the young racer as Alex Baldwin. Getting Bowman’s name right certainly isn’t an issue now as it goes down […]

Brad Keselowski Claims Dominant Victory In Advance Auto Parts Clash At Daytona

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For once, as he put it, Brad Keselowski didn’t “choke away” a chance at victory during Speedweeks at Daytona. Just the opposite. Taking the lead on Lap 39 of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Keselowski held it the rest […]

Move Over, Dale Jr. — Alex Bowman Puts No. 88 Chevy On Pole For Daytona 500

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Junior Nation, you have a new standard bearer. Alex Bowman, the successor to Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, couldn’t have had a more auspicious start to the next phase of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series […]

New Daytona Package Could Make Cars Tougher To Drive — And That’s A Good Thing

(NASCAR Wire Service) By Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When is “worse” actually “better?” When a driver talks about the way his race car handles. “Worse” in racer parlance means tougher to drive, and to the elite drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, that’s a good thing. The stars of […]

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