Michael McDowell Pulls off a Stunner with Last-Lap DAYTONA 500 Victory (full results)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2021) – In a stunning upset at the end of an action-filled, rain-interrupted DAYTONA 500, Front Row Motorsports driver Michael McDowell claimed his first NASCAR Cup Series victory after charging into the lead during a brutal multicar wreck in Turn 3 on the final lap. “I can’t believe it,” McDowell said. “I’ve got to thank God. So many years of just grinding it out, hoping for an opportunity like this. I’ve got to thank (team owner) Bob Jenkins for giving me this opportunity. I’m so thankful.

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NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Daytona International Speedway

Get ready, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is full of a bunch of ‘New’. With great anticipation we have all waited for the off season to come to a close and the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season to begin. And now that 2021 has arrived, it brings tons of new elements to the sport that has fans and media alike ready for the green flag to drop.

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Floridian Aric Almirola wins the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2021) – Florida native Aric Almirola drove to a convincing victory in the opening Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona qualifying race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway. Almirola’s No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford led a dominating 52 of the 60 laps and held off Christopher Bell’s No 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota by a mere .041-seconds for the Tampa native’s first victory in the DAYTONA 500 field-setting 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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Alex Bowman and William Byron Qualify on the Front Row of the 2021 DAYTONA 500 (Full Qualifying Results)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2021) – Alex Bowman swapped car numbers for the 2021 season – from 88 to 48 – but has certainly retained his Daytona magic, earning the pole position for Sunday’s DAYTONA  500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), giving the Hendrick Motorsports driver a record fourth consecutive front row start in the NASCAR Cup Series season-opener.

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Joey Logano Warms to Dirt after Maiden Modified Voyage at Volusia

Joey Logano arrived in Florida last weekend, but it wasn’t to prepare for the 63rd running of the Daytona 500. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford’s focus was looking months ahead—to the inaugural Cup race on dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano had never raced on dirt and never really had any desire to do so.

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It’s Busch in the Busch Clash! Kyle Wins on DAYTONA Road Course After Elliott, Blaney Collide Coming to Checkered Flag (Full Results)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2021) – Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch may carry the nickname “Rowdy” but it was a couple of his competitors acting that way that allowed him to move into the lead out of the final turn and earn his second career Busch Clash victory Tuesday night.

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Team Chevy Takes Six of Top Ten Places in NASCAR Cup Clash at Daytona Road Course (Photos)

After the jump, you’ll find pictures of the top four Team Chevy drivers from the NASCAR Cup Clash at Daytona’s Road Course…

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Interesting Tidbits for Tuesday’s Historical Busch Clash At DAYTONA Road Course

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2021) – Tuesday night’s 43rd Annual Busch Clash At DAYTONA will mark the first time that the iconic event will be held on the iconic DAYTONA Road course under the lights, and will continue a long history of incredible moments.

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Alex Bowman – New Number, Same Team

NEW NUMBER, SAME TEAM: Alex Bowman will have a new car number and a new primary sponsor beginning in 2021. In October, Hendrick Motorsports announced the move of Bowman and crew chief Greg Ives to the storied No. 48 Chevrolet with full-season support from Ally. Bowman will continue working with his playoff-contending road crew and pit crew from the 2020 season, including veteran car chief Austin Konetski.

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