Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. The NASCAR Nationwide Series held their Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Friday for their Drive4COPD 300 race at Daytona International Speedway. The race will be run on Saturday afternoon.
Sprint Cup champion, Tony Stewart will race in the #33 car for this race. He has won the past four Daytona races and is looking to win his fifth in a row. 18 Denny Hamlin was the fastest in practice and came out last. 76 Donny Neuenberger was slowest in practice and came out first. He will not race on Saturday.
Many Rookie drivers are in this race, including 88 Cole Whitt and 3 Austin Dillon who raced in the Camping World Trucks last year. Austin won the Championship. Kyle Busch will race his own #54 car, was fast in practice but not very fast in qualifying. He will start 24th.
Danica Patrick came out thirty-fifth and the fastest in practice couldn’t beat her time of 182.741 mph and 49.25 seconds around the 2.5 mile track. 60 Trevor Bayne will start on the front row next to her on Saturday, beating out 2 Elliott Sadler. Patrick hung onto the pole while Cup drivers, 38 Kasey Kahne, 1 Kurt Busch, 33 Tony Stewart, 54 Kyle Busch, 20 Joey Logano and 18 Denny Hamlin failed to beat her time.
46 Chase Miller, 47 Scott Speed, 42 Erik Darnell, 74 Mike Harmon and 89 Morgan Shepherd failed to make the race.
After Nationwide qualifying, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series also qualified or their NextEra Energy Resources 250 race. Brazilians, 32 Miguel Paludo and 30 Nelson Piquet, Jr. will start the race on the front row. They raced Friday night. I shall post the review.
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