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Posted On February 15, 2022By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Tuesday Daytona Speedweeks Notebook

By Holly Cain and Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service 2021 Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell fastest in today’s practices DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Defending Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell turned the fastest lap of Tuesday’s combined two opening Daytona 500 practice sessions at Daytona International Speedway with a top lap of 192.736 mph in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford. David Ragan, a former summer Daytona race winner, was second fastest in the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Ford with a quick lap of 192.666 mph around the 2.5-mileRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FOX Sports announced Saturday night that NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart will be color commentating the Busch Light Clash and 64th Daytona 500. During the start of the third quarter of the NFC Divisional matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers, Joe Buck confirmed Stewart’s TV role that’ll kick off the 2022 NASCAR season. No stranger of voicing his thoughts, “Smoke” will be alongside Mike Joy and Clint Bowyer as part of a rotating booth following Jeff Gordon’s departure at the endRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A mainstay on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit for more than a decade, Aric Almirola announced Monday that the upcoming 2022 season will be his last behind the wheel, as he’ll be hanging up the helmet at season’s end to spend more time with his family. The 37-year old Tampa, Florida native first appeared on the Cup Series scene back in 2007, running part-time for a number of different teams before making the jump to full-time racing at NASCAR’s highest level with Richard Petty Motorsports andRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In 2022, the NASCAR Cup Series will return to the Last Great Coliseum after visiting one of the first great coliseums for the first time. The series will make its first trip to the shores of the Mississippi under the shadow of the Gateway Arch. And the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will have a new look, with Homestead-Miami Speedway moving back into the postseason and each round featuring a shakeup of the participating tracks. For the first time in its history, the Clash, theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time in the history of The Clash, it’ll not take place at “The World Center of Racing.” Instead, it’ll move to “The City of Angels” as NASCAR announced Tuesday they’ll kick off the sport’s 74th season at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Southern California. It’s set to take place Sunday, February 6, 2022, a week before Super Bowl LVI held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Two weeks after the 44th edition of The Clash, the 64th Daytona 500 will take place. The stadiumRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Tyler Reddick came into Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona as the 16th driver in the NASCAR Cup Series points standings with his Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon on the outside looking in. After a wild night at the World Center of Racing, Reddick will leave right where he came in, with the final spot in the Cup Series Playoffs after finishing sixth, while Dillon fell just short of unseatingRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –  The Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series’ regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway unfolded as billed with dramatic action all Saturday night that included 45 lead changes, a 14-minute Red Flag period and a wild final lap of overtime to decide the championship Playoff picture. Ultimately, Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney managed it all and took his second NASCAR Cup Series victory in as many weeks as a huge multi-car accident happened behind him in the last corners ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 team began the day with optimism, but it initially ended with a crushing runner-up finish by Chris Buescher. Nearly two hours later, their entire day went under as Buescher’s team was disqualified for an illegal track bar mounting assembly as specified in Rule 20.3.3.3.b REAR SUB-FRAME ASSEMBLY; I-4 Track Bar Mounting Assembly “The track bar mounting assembly must conform to the following drawing:  FRAME-TRACK BAR MOUNTING ASSEMBLY A-002-01171D-19 REV. A” Thus, Buescher will be credited with a 40th place result forRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Coming to the checkered flag, Justin Haley nudged his No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet just ahead of his teammates A.J. Allmendinger and Jeb Burton in a thrilling three-wide finish in the Wawa 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The blink-of-an-eye .023-second victory marked the fourth superspeedway victory for the 22-year-old Haley but his first win of the 2021 season. He has three wins on the Daytona high banks, also including one in a rain-shortenedRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR Xfinity Series Wawa 250 at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed due to inclement weather and will resume on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. A.J. Allmendinger was leading on Lap 19 of the 100-lap scheduled-distance when rain began during a competition caution period at approximately 8:10 p.m. The rain continued, delaying track drying efforts and officials ultimately decided to postpone the event. The Xfinity Series race on the 2.5-mile Daytona high banks will be an afternoon opener to theRead More