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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New Smyrna World Series Night #8 – Unofficial Results

You’ll find unofficial results from Night #8 (Friday) of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) after the jump…

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Boston’s Austin Cindric, Kaz Grala Snap Up Final Starting Berths in Daytona 500 Field

“I’ve never felt so small in my life,” Austin Cindric said after Thursday night’s opening Daytona 500 qualifier. At 6-foot-4 and one of the tallest drivers to roam the garage, that’s quite the statement.

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Last-Lap Pass Puts Hirschman in New Smyrna Victory Lane

Matt Hirschman was a model of consistency during the first three nights of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.  But the driver known as “Big Money” didn’t earn his nickname by finishing second and third. On Thursday night, Hirschman used an exciting last-lap pass on Jon McKennedy to break through and score his first victory of the week at New Smyrna Speedway.

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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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Ryan Preece Drives From Daytona to New Smyrna & Wins Blewett Memorial!

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece locked himself into Sunday’s 63rd Annual Daytona 500. Three hours later, after making the quick drive from Daytona International Speedway to New Smyrna Speedway, Preece stood in victory lane celebrating his second career win in the John Blewett III Memorial for Tour-type Modifieds.

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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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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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