Wreck in Daytona 500 spoils Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s return to NASCAR

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 27, 2017

"Hey, this is the call you've been waiting for".

Roberts likes the Daytona 500 victor to emerge from Joe Gibbs Racing or Team Penske. As great as he is, in 65 restrictor-plate races, his average finish is 14th.

One aspect exclusive to superspeedway events is back-of-the-pack racing. It caused Sorenson to wreck. "I just tried to stick the middle and he came down on me".

Earnhardt will have to wait until next weekend at Atlanta for his first win of the season.

A rising star and a celebrated veteran will drive side by side as they lead NASCAR into a new era when the flag comes down in the season-opening Daytona 500 this afternoon. Earnhardt said. "I'm 42 years old".

He tagged along as a kid with his dad to Daytona, though he found navigating the infield trickier than the track.

"We didn't do anything wrong", Busch said. Before I get into my ideal picks for Sunday's race, it's worth taking a look at the scoring if you're new to DFS NASCAR.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Harvick has won the second stage of the Daytona 500, earning key points under NASCAR's revamped race format. BK Racing President Ron Devine has a history of giving younger drivers a chance.

He wasn't going to let anything stand in his way of making NASCAR's signature race. The contest locks at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday so be sure to click the link above and draft your team before then. "The last one was coming someday, and Aaron's and Toyota wanted to help me celebrate". "If that was my mom, I would probably spin her out to make the Daytona 500, too". That leaves us with 40 points minimum if Blaney were to keep it clean. "I hope he's proud of that part of it". This is a big deal for NASCAR.

Crowds are flocking into Daytona International Speedway and anticipation is building as the clock ticks down to the start of the Daytona 500 at 2:30 p.m. today.

Elliott came close so many times to grabbing his first Cup victory during a year ago as a rookie, but fell short too many times for his liking.

"I'm just glad I'm OK", he said.

Sunday, however, will mark the 30th and final time that the Owensboro, Kentucky, native straps into a Cup auto to compete in the Daytona 500, and it'll be his final race as a Cup driver. He starts 16th in the first qualifying race Thursday, and a similar climb into the Top 10 could be on tap. Timmy Hill would fail to qualify, leaving DJ Kennington to join Corey LaJoie, Brendan Gaughan, and Elliott Sadler as the non-chartered qualifiers for the 2017 Daytona 500.

In the process, Chase Elliott put himself in position to become the first driver to win the pole position, qualifying race and the Daytona 500 in the same year.

All the drivers and race teams will be dealing with new rules and a new points system that rewards excellence over the course of a race rather than at the end only.

"I thought maybe we could get the auto fixed and get out there and see what we could do with the rest of the day, pick up some spot maybe", Earnhardt said.

Earnhardt Jr., who's second to his father in all-time restrictor-plate victories, will be on the outside pole.

Two more wrecks came in close succession, collecting more than 10 cars. "You know that going into it", said Logano, who finished second to Johnson last season.

"I forgot about that", he said. "It's just unbelievable to have all this teamwork to get us in victory lane".

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