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MONTE DUTTON - THE KIDS STILL WAIT

 

The top eight finishers in last week's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 were veterans with at least eight seasons of Cup experience.

The next race is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where in 20 previous Cup races, only one young driver, then-23-year-old Kyle Busch in 2009, has ever won. He was, however, in his fifth full Cup season at the time.

Austin Dillon, 27, won the Daytona 500. This is his fifth full season.

CP MOTORSPORTS - HARVICK FINALLY BACK IN VICTORY LANE

 

Kevin Harvick held three fingers out his window on his way to Victory Lane after Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
 
The salute to Dale Earnhardt Sr. replicated the one he made 17 years ago after his first win as a NASCAR Cup Series driver. 
It was also the last time Harvick won at AMS, despite leading more laps at the 1.54-mile oval than anyone else.

CP MOTORSPORTS - BRETT MOFFITT WINS ACTIVE PEST CONTROL 200 BENEFITING CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA IN WILD FINISH

 

 

Brett Moffitt slid down to the bottom groove, surged to the lead in overtime and won the Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Saturday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
 
Moffitt got a chance to claim just his second Camping World Truck Series win after pole-sitter Kyle Busch had a pit miscommunication under caution late.
 
The field pitted with six laps to go, and Busch, who led 67 laps, left his pit box before the lugs on his left rear tire were secure. Busch made it off pit road and the tire fell off. He reversed to get it fixed, but a win was no longer in the cards.

The following is a question and answer with NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. The 37-year-old Mayetta, N.J. native will be competing in Sunday’s 60th running of the Daytona 500, driving the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota for Furniture Row Racing at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.

Truex was in position to win the past two Daytona 500s. He lost to Denny Hamlin in 2016 by one-hundredth of a second, which is the closest finish in the race’s history. Last year he had the lead with two laps remaining, but slid back to 13th as a result of running out of fuel.

Kevin Harvick surged to the front on a one-lap shootout to end Stage 1 and rolled to a dominating win in Saturday's Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
 
Harvick has won the Xfinity Series race at AMS four of the last six years and five times overall.
 
Only seven cars finished on the lead lap as Harvick set a strong pace after starting fifth. The No. 98 car led 137 of 163 laps.

 

CP MOTORSPORTS - KEVIN HARVICK WINS RINNAI 250

 

The following is a question and answer with NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. The 37-year-old Mayetta, N.J. native will be competing in Sunday’s 60th running of the Daytona 500, driving the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota for Furniture Row Racing at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.

Truex was in position to win the past two Daytona 500s. He lost to Denny Hamlin in 2016 by one-hundredth of a second, which is the closest finish in the race’s history. Last year he had the lead with two laps remaining, but slid back to 13th as a result of running out of fuel.

Kevin Harvick surged to the front on a one-lap shootout to end Stage 1 and rolled to a dominating win in Saturday's Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
 
Harvick has won the Xfinity Series race at AMS four of the last six years and five times overall.
 
Only seven cars finished on the lead lap as Harvick set a strong pace after starting fifth. The No. 98 car led 137 of 163 laps.

 

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The following is a question and answer with NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. The 37-year-old Mayetta, N.J. native will be competing in Sunday’s 60th running of the Daytona 500, driving the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota for Furniture Row Racing at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.

Truex was in position to win the past two Daytona 500s. He lost to Denny Hamlin in 2016 by one-hundredth of a second, which is the closest finish in the race’s history. Last year he had the lead with two laps remaining, but slid back to 13th as a result of running out of fuel.

 

MONTE DUTTON - RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME

 

Richard Childress made sure his grandsons, Austin and Ty Dillon, learned how to race the right way.

 

The first times I encountered the sons of Mike and Tina Dillon were at 311 Speedway in Madison, N.C., where, several times a colleague and I drove down on a Martinsville, Va., NASCAR weekend to watch the Dillon boys race on dirt.

Childress and his son-in-law brought the boys along slowly. Both have Monster Cup rides now, and Austin just put Childress's No. 3 back in victory lane at the Daytona 500. I was on hand last May to watch Austin win the Coca-Cola 600, another famous race, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

MONTE DUTTON – THAT CROWN MEANS NOTHING

Martin Truex Jr., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, has never won the Daytona 500.

He came close two years ago, trailing Denny Hamlin across the line by inches. A lot has happened since then. No one has had a breakout like Hamlin's in 2017 since Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in Papillon.

This year's 500 will mark Truex's 442nd Cup start. In the 36 he made last year, he collected 55.3 percent (8) of his victories, 34.2 percent (2,253) of his laps led, 28.4 percent (19) of his top-five finishes, 20 percent (3) of his poles and 16.3 percent (26) of his top 10s, all in 8.2 percent of his races.

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CP MOTORSPORTS - BLANEY, ELLIOTT VICTORIOUS IN DAYTONA CAN-AM DUELS

 

Ryan Blaney made a move he was certain would fail and it didn't.

Thanks to the move working, Blaney won the first Can-Am Duel which puts him into the third starting position for the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

“It’s nice to get the year started off well,” stated Blaney after climbing from his Menard's Ford in victory lane. “It’s not the (Daytona) 500. You never know what can happen on Sunday. We came close in the Clash and I didn’t make a good move and I kind of lost that race. I learned a little bit and I thought about that forever. I thought we learned a little bit from our mistakes. It’s so nice to bring the 12 car back to victory lane. Hopefully, we can make it another one here on Sunday. That would be the one that counts.”

CP MOTORSPORTS - DAYTONA’S A WINNING HOME FOR KAZ GRALA

 

 

Kaz Grala has multiple reasons to be excited as he prepares for the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway. 

The most current reason is his goal to perform professionally in Saturday's xFinity Series 300 mile race earning the respect of veteran drivers in the field. Oh, and should he win the race his record will show he is 2-0 at the 2.5 mile superseedway which also happens to be where he has run in the Rolex 24 race.

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