Welcome Back to Victory Lane, Kyle Larson!

It wasn’t a question of “if” Kyle Larson could find his way back to Victory Lane, it was a question of “when.” But I still think it is safe to say that Kyle Larson winning at Las Vegas continues the streak of surprise winners this season.

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Three Cup Races, and Three Surprise Winners

At the end of the night, youngster William Byron took the checkered flag at Homestead besting a hard charging Tyler Reddick. Byron joins McDowell and Bell as early winners this season who are payoff bound ahead of the expected veteran racers. Many analysts thought this would be the race for Joe Gibbs Racing with either Bell repeating or seeing one of his strong veteran teammates in victory lane.

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Christopher Bell joins Michael McDowell as First Time Cup Winner at Daytona

For the second straight week we saw a first time winner at Daytona. Christopher Bell joined the ranks of being a first time Cup winner with his hard fought win at the Daytona Road Course. Bell stayed in the hunt and chased down Joey Logano to secure his first Cup win after Michael McDowell got his first Cup win last week.

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Underdog Michael McDowell Wins the Daytona 500

Michael McDowell was finally rewarded for years of toiling away in underfunded teams by being in the right place at the right time late Sunday night as he went to victory lane in the Daytona 500. McDowell has run well in this race before with his best finish being fourth in 2017, but he hasn’t always been rewarded with his patience at the Great American Race.

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Rowdy Wins the Busch Clash, Alex Bowman Wins the Pole for the Daytona 500

Well race fans, are you ready? The NASCAR Busch Clash was hit or miss depending on what you think of road racing. I am in favor of the road courses as they offer closer racing than a boring 1.5 mile race, so it was a hit for me.

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Welcome Back to Racing!

I suppose it’s only fitting that one of my favorite races of the year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, kicks off what should be one of the most memorable seasons in NASCAR in decades. The addition of new tracks, more road courses and racing on dirt should be enough to keep even sideline NASCAR fans tuned in to see what is going on.

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Welcome to the Champions Club, Chase Elliott!

After dropping to the rear of the field, you wondered if Chase Elliott had what it would take to overcome that setback and contend for the title.

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Chase Elliott Wins Martinsville; Harvick Fails to Advance to Cup Title Race

The last thing Kevin Harvick needed was another bad race at Martinsville. The last thing he needed was a driver below the cut line coming into Martinsville to win the race. The last thing he needed was to have every driver he was chasing finish ahead of him.

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Kyle Busch Keeps Winning Streak Alive… Puts Martin Truex Jr. on the Hot Seat

Kyle Busch has been wanting to forget 2020 as the pandemic season has not proved to be in his favor. The lack of practice and testing sure seemed to hurt him the most. But he overcame all of that and put  teammate Martin Truex, Jr. in a must win situation in the process.

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Chase Elliott Takes The Roval Again

Chase Elliott came back with a vengeance and won back-to-back races on the Roval. Elliott went back in the filed after an issue and at one point, the PRN broadcast team mentioned that he was making ground up but still a longshot to come back and win. I guess no one told Chase Elliott that. Let’s face it, while I don’t think he would call himself a road course specialist, the kid is super good turning left and right. And it doesn’t seem to matter where the road course or…

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