Daytona 500-Old Driver

DAYTONA BEACH FL- FEBRUARY 18 Austin Dillon driver of the #3 DOW Chevrolet celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway

Sarah Crabill Getty Images Austin Dillon celebrates after wining the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach Fla

We covered all the dirt track events at East Bay Raceway in the last column and there's still some dirt tracking to be done in Georgia and Florida and we will fill in the blanks in the next few columns.

The nickname "Bowman the Showman" has started to make the rounds on the Monster Energy Cup Series. I'd like to see our schedule condensed time-wise, even if it meant more races.

The ARCA cars took to the track for practice and qualifying for the Lucas Oil 200. Any number of them appeared to be the driver to beat at any given time. On that day, we all witnessed one of those rare moments in sports, when the competitiveness was overridden by appreciation and acknowledgment. Established in 2009, Overkill Motorsports has quickly become one of the most trusted and successful Motorcoach, Trailer and Golf Cart dealers in the United States. It's commonplace for drivers battling three-wide, 10 rows deep, for lap after lap. I hope that my personal thoughts on which drivers to watch for can help anyone in a fantasy racing league or offer insight for newcomers. "But the fact that he's creating history every time that he goes to the Super Bowl-I think that's cool". There were always times where an underdog would barely squeak into the race, with the driver and team achieving the goal of a lifetime. He finished the beleaguered season twenty-fourth in the overall standings. What I like about our team is that we work hard, we're confident, and we can move fast.

Both the driver of the No. 88 auto and crew chief Greg Ives have been busy working on their strategy for Sunday, which includes staying in front for as long as possible, per's Zack Albert.

The back bumpers of the cars were sagging low. He got to the rear bumper of the nine of Chase Elliott.

Patrick has two top-10 finishes at Daytona, with her eighth-placed finish in the 500 coming in 2013 after she started on pole and led five laps.

Ryan Blaney, who won the first Duel, will start third. 68 cars raced in the 1960 Daytona 500, and it resulted in 25 failing to finish. Qualifying sets the starting field for the Can-Am Duels to be run on Thursday evening. At a superspeedway race your starting position is not as important.

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While Penske teammate Brad Keselowski is installed as the Daytona 500 betting odds favorite at +700, he wrecked his vehicle with two laps remaining in Thursday's qualifying race.

This race will have 11 Chevrolets, eight Fords and one Toyota. Other big-hitters in that race include Chase Elliott (qualified 10th; will start Duel 2 in 5th), who won his Duel a year ago, Kevin Harvick (qualified 8th, will start Duel 2 in 4th), Kyle Larson (qualified 22nd, will start Duel 2 in 11th) and 2017 Cup champion Martin Truex Jr (qualified 26th, will start Duel 2 in 13th).

This race has seven Chevrolets, seven Fords and six Toyotas.

Larson's routine of racing on dirt tracks around the country in between NASCAR races - and this offseason for about two weeks on the other side of the world in New Zealand - seems to have him hitting the reset button after the disaster that was the end of the 2017 postseason for his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team.

While it would be easy to dismiss their wins because, well, it's a qualifying race and not a main event, looking deeper into their victories shows that the wins came from building on their experiences.

The longtime driver and one of NASCAR's last active legends was, well, less than pleased watching all those season-in-review videos in 2017 - the ones chock full of his peers' achievements. Austin Dillon 15. David Ragan 16.

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