NASCAR Racing At Daytona


Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. This week NASCAR is at the Daytona International Speedway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will compete in the night race, the Coke Zero 400, the seventeenth race of the season. Also at Daytona, is the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, the Subway Jalapeno 250. Practice was on Thursday after the shortened their time on the track.

As you know, Coors Light Pole Qualifying order is determined by practice speeds. 43 A. J. Allmendinger and team mate 9 Marcos Ambrose were fastest and came out last for the Sprint Cup drivers. In Nationwide, 22 Brad Keselowski and 20 Joey Logano were fastest. Coors Light Pole Qualifying took place Friday afternoon. Mother Nature did not interfere.

For the Coke Zero 400, 5 Mark Martin sits on the pole with a speed of 182.065 mph and 49433 seconds. This is his 50th career pole. Next to him on the front row is 21 Trevor Bayne, winner of the Daytona 500. 37 Tony Raines and 46 J. J. Yeley failed to make the race.

On the Nationwide side, Kevin Harvick placed all of his four cars entered on the first two rows! 4 Kevin Harvick starts from the pole with a speed of 181.653 mph and 49.545 seconds. 9 Tony Stewart starts second, 2 Elliott Sadler starts third and 33 Clint Bowyer starts fourth. That’s the first time that has ever happened.

Racing at Daytona and Talladega these days with restrictor-plates is done with partners. One pushes the other so both can go faster. KHI will have a distinct advantage in the Nationwide race Friday night.

Brought to you by Sheila Hawley. I love NASCAR racing.


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