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In Pictures: 2019 Speedweeks at Daytona
Luis Torres Feb 19, 2019
Corey Roper ran inside the top-five for a majority of the race before crashing on Lap 77.
Tyler Dippel is one of multiple drivers competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
Codie Rohrbaugh preparing to hit the track at Daytona. He would ultimately fail to make the 32-truck field.
Christian Eckes qualified on the pole for the NextEra Energy Resources 250.
Grant Enfinger (98) leads the drafting parade during opening practice.
Three-wide battle between Korbin Forrister (7), Brett Moffitt (24) and Matt Crafton (88) during NextEra Energy Resources 250 opening practice.
Brennan Poole’s No. 30 Bad Boy Mowers Toyota Tundra that’s owned by On Point Motorsports.
Todd Gilliland (4) battling Grant Enfinger (98) past the start-finish line.
Before finishing 8th in her NEMCO Motorsports debut, Angela Ruch’s window net came off during opening practice.
Todd Gilliland (4), Grant Enfinger (98) and Christian Eckes (51) continuing their drafting runs.
For the third straight season, ThorSport Racing’s Ben Rhodes underwent a number change.
Robby Lyons and the Jeff Finley owned truck running solo laps at Daytona.
The anticipation of final practice for the NASCAR GOTS.
Austin Hill running solo laps. He would head on to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 the next night.
Jordan Anderson in his only superspeedway truck.
Grant Enfinger charges his Ford F-150 towards the start-finish line.
Corey LaJoie’s bizarre looking Old Spice Ford Mustang.
Reminiscent to Dave Marcis’ number font, Ryan Truex was one of four drivers who had to make the Daytona 500 during Thursday’s Gander RV Duels.
Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson discussing before strapping into their cars.
One last team prayer from Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 pit crew before heading into action.
Brendan Gaughan and Clint Bowyer joke around during the post-race conference at Daytona.
The Xfinity Series cars came to life during Friday’s opening practice.
Noah Gragson (9) leads the top groove and close of clearing Michael Annett (1) and John Hunter Nemechek (23).
Brad Keselowski (12) and Josh Williams (36)
Former NXS winner Stephen Leicht would end up finishing 38th during Saturday’s NASCAR Racing Experience 300.
Michael Annett’s new look at JR Motorsports. Annett would score his first NASCAR win on Saturday in his 230th NXS start.
D.J. Kennington’s No. 99 Lordco Chevrolet Camaro.
Chase Briscoe was fastest during opening practice at Daytona.
Noah Gragson hopes to bring instant success as an Xfinity Series rookie like Chase Elliott, William Byron and Tyler Reddick has done.
The Ford parade, led by Ryan Blaney, during Friday afternoon practice.
Chase Elliott leads five other Chevrolet competitors.
Aric Almirola during Daytona 500 practice.
Bubba Wallace (43) and Jimmie Johnson (48)
Rookie Daniel Hemric (8) and Ty Dillon (13) battling each other.
Bubba Wallace (43), Ty Dillon (13), Jimmie Johnson (48), Daniel Hemric (8), Ryan Preece (47) and Landon Cassill (00).
Last year’s top-two finishers of last year’s Daytona 500, with runner-up Bubba Wallace getting help by Jimmie Johnson and pulling ahead of 2018 winner Austin Dillon.
Chase Elliott (9) and Daniel Hemric (8)
Penske duo Ryan Blaney (12) and Brad Keselowski (2) working together at the front of the pack.
Clouds looms an otherwise nice evening prior to the NextEra Energy Resources 250.
Austin Wayne Self during driver introductions at Daytona.
Natalie Decker made her Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut at Daytona.
Set of emotions taking place from the NEMCO Motorsports camp after Angela Ruch finished 8th, becoming the second female to score a top-10 in the Truck Series.
Brad Keselowski before 2nd Round NXS qualifying at Daytona.
Chase Elliott before 2nd Round NXS qualifying at Daytona.
Ryan Sieg having some laughs before putting on a strong qualifying effort. Sieg would finish fourth in the 300-miler at Daytona.
Part-time Kaulig Racing driver Ross Chastain interviews temporary teammate Justin Haley.
Justin Haley’s No. 11 Leaf Filter Chevrolet Camaro.
Jeffrey Earnhardt puts on a strong qualifying run for Joe Gibbs Racing, starting on the outside pole.
Tyler Reddick won the pole for the NASCAR Racing Experience 300
All smiles from Kurt Busch before Daytona 500 final practice.
Jimmie Johnson prepares for final practice.
New ride, new look for Daniel Suarez heading into the 2019 season.
Daytona 500 pole sitter William Byron heads onto the track for final practice.
Defending MENCS champion and 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano.
Ty Dillon (13) and Michael McDowell (34) working together paid off as they were the top-two fastest drivers in final pratice.
Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Matt Tifft (36) and Daniel Hemric (8).
Race day for the NASCAR Xfinity Series
2000 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Jeff Green climbing into his No. 93 Chevrolet, where he ended up seventh.
The high Turn 3 banking of Daytona International Speedway.
What all 40 competitors strive to accomplish, the Harley J. Earl Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Daytona 500.
Since 2017, Denny Hamlin honored J.D. Gibbs by adding his initials, which matches Denny’s (James Dennis), on his car.
The sport lost both winning owners Glenn Wood and J.D. Gibbs during the off-season.
Mariel Lane and Whitney Dillon
Bubba Wallace during pre-race.
Kurt and Ashley Busch
Flyover jets flying past the Daytona International Speedway.
The field storms around the 2.5-mile circuit for the first time with William Byron leading the field in Turn 3.
Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin lead the field to the restart.
Sunset at the Daytona International Speedway.
The full moon came alive during the closing laps.
The remains of David Ragan’s Ford after being collected in a 21-car crash on Lap 191.
Shattered hopes and dreams for Daniel Suarez.
Denny Hamlin scored his 2nd Daytona 500 victory and led Joe Gibbs Racing to a 1-2-3 finish.
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From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media and a three-time National Motorsports Press Association award winner in photography. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. Over the years, Luis has focused on writing, video and photography with ambitions of having his work recognized.
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