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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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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Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece Puts JTG Daugherty Racing Into Daytona 500 Field

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla: Ryan Preece will sleep very well the rest of the week. After losing their team charter during the off-season, JTG Daugherty Racing arrived at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway knowing they had to make the “Great American Race” based on their qualifying speed Wednesday night.

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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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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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Chris Buescher’s Rally Halted by Late Incident in Daytona Clash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2021) – Chris Buescher drove all the way up to fourth with just a handful of laps remaining in Tuesday night’s Busch Clash race, but his promising run was cut short when he was collected by an incident in the final turns of Daytona’s road course. With damage to his Fastenal Ford Mustang, Buescher was forced to settled for a 17th-place finish in the chaotic exhibition event.

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Matt DiBenedetto Ready to Hit the Road (Course) at Daytona

Matt DiBenedetto and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team are headed to Daytona International Speedway, where they will kick off their 2021 Cup Series campaign with Tuesday night’s Busch Clash on the track’s infield road course. Once that checkered flag falls the action shifts to the 2.5-mile superspeedway for the Daytona 500 festivities that culminate with the Great American Race on Feb. 14.

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Let’s Play Two! Gaunt Brothers Racing Keeps Ty Dillon for Daytona Road Course

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 8, 2021) – Gaunt Brothers Racing will keep Ty Dillon in its No. 96 Toyota Camry for the NASCAR Cup Series’ second race of the 2021 season when drivers turn left and right Feb. 21 on the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway road course.

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Gaunt Brothers Racing Tabs Ty Dillon for Daytona 500

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2021) – Gaunt Brothers Racing has named Ty Dillon as its driver for the 63rd running of the Daytona 500 Feb. 14 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The 28-year-old from Lewisville, North Carolina, will make his 163rd career NASCAR Cup Series start upon qualifying for The Great American Race. Dillon will drive the No. 96 Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee Company Toyota Camry, marking his first point-paying start behind the wheel of a Toyota.

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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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