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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Joey Logano grabbed the lead on the final lap of the first Bluegreen Vacations Duel 150-mile qualifying race Thursday at Daytona International Speedway and held on for the win, but a wreck at the halfway point dashed Daniel Suarez’s prospects of competing in his first Daytona 500 with his new team Gaunt Brothers Racing. In the second Duel, William Byron made a late charge to edge Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson for the victory by .117 seconds and will startRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson made it clear that he’s entirely focused on his final full-time NASCAR Cup Series season, but he left the door open to run in other motorsports disciplines following 2020 which includes the NTT IndyCar Series. The seven-time champion was in the house during INDYCAR’s Spring Training at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas Tuesday, meeting up with the likes of McLaren CEO Zak Brown, the Team Penske drivers, and veteran driver Graham Rahal to name a few. The veryRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson may be stepping away from full-time racing in the Cup Series at the end of the 2020 season, but one thing is for sure, the impact that the seven-time champion has had on the sport will live on long after he has taken his final checkered flag. As drivers circulated through Daytona 500 Media Day on Wednesday, many were asked about their favorite Jimmie Johnson memory and by the time all was said and done, it was clear that JohnsonRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With a blistering lap at 194.582 mph on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. broke the Hendrick Motorsports monopoly on Daytona 500 pole positions—sort of. In his first competitive trip in the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet, Stenhouse covered the 2.5-mile distance in 46.253 mph to lock himself into the top starting spot for next Sunday’s Great American Race (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Admittedly, Stenhouse had a Hendrick engine under theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The boys of NASCAR are back in full sound at Daytona International Speedway. Saturday saw a possible indication which cars look poised of capturing the Busch Pole Award for next Sunday’s 62nd Daytona 500 and who can work together in the draft, but as the saying goes – it’s too early to tell who’s the heavy favorite right now as Daytona is an ultimate crap shoot where anything can happen and it usually does. Before qualifying practice, there was one 50-minute sessionRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 24 Years in Cup: Five Career Wins: Six The 2019 season for Chase Elliott and the No. 24 team at Hendrick Motorsports was one that started with much promise, but after making the Playoffs for the fourth straight season, things took a turn for the worse and the wheels fell off down the stretch. Elliott scored three wins last season,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 22 Years in Cup: Two Career Wins: Zero (Four in Xfinity and Seven in Trucks) Accomplishments: 2017 Xfinity Series Champion Stability is finally part of William Byron’s vocabulary and it’s for good reason as 2019 marked his fourth full season on the NASCAR national tour and second in the Cup Series, the first time he’s competed in aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 26 Years in Cup: Six Career Wins: One After coming so close, so many times, 2019 was the year Alex Bowman finally got the monkey off his back and scored his first career NASCAR Cup Series win, holding off Kyle Larson in a thriller at Chicagoland Speedway. Along with the win, Bowman claimed seven top-five finishes, 12 top-10 finishes,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 44 Years in Cup: 19 Career Wins: 83 Accomplishments: Seven Cup Series championships (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016) One last ride. After announcing over the offseason that the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season would be his last, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team are gearing up to send the greatest driver of his generation off withRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The clock was running down for Jimmie Johnson. He knew he had to make a decision on how much longer he wanted to race full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, but as the 2019 season progressed, he didn’t have a strong feeling one way or the other. Then about three weeks ago, it hit him like a bolt of lightning that next season would be his final season driving the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. After giving team owner Rick Hendrick the newsRead More