Daytona 500 2018 Qualifying Results: Alex Bowman Takes Pole for NASCAR Opener

Daytona 500 2018 Qualifying Results: Alex Bowman Takes Pole for NASCAR Opener

Suarez probably made the most unexpected rise to the Cup Series.

But as for the teams? He suffered nearly no learning curve, racking up nine top-ten finishes and eight top-fives in his first season in NASCAR's premier series. That rule was only in effect at superspeedways a year ago, so now horsepower won't be the determining factor for the race. Or can veterans like Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Jamie McMurray, and Ryan Newman teach the younger generation a thing or two? Kyle Larson has what it takes to be one of the best drivers in the history of NASCAR.

The track features 31° banking in the turns and 18° on the frontstretch, and as a restrictor plate course, provides a level playing field for all teams.

"Hell yeah", Bowman said over the radio when he heard the news. Hopefully, it will be the Mustang.

Without the option to buy a ride, Ryan became a journeyman driver and made starts across all three divisions for BK Racing, Phoenix Racing, Biagi-DenBeste Racing and Hattori Racing Enterprises.

Ryan Blaney will be in Team Penske's third auto, the No. 12, as part of a multi-year contract extension.

Brad Keselowski led a 1-2 Team Penske sweep Sunday in the exhibition The Clash at Daytona race that marks the opening of Speedweeks. This poor result follows his worst season to date in the MENCS. The drama of drivers vying for the open spots in the field has disappeared for the first time in almost 50 years. At Hendrick Motorsports, long the class organization of NASCAR, Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus were considered underachievers with the No. 48 Chevrolet. Alex Bowman won qualifying on Sunday.

When Jeff Gordon retired, Elliott, 22, took his place after showing his stock-car capabilities in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Bowman won the pole for "The Great American Race" in his debut as the official driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet. In fact, a pole victor hasn't won the race since Dale Jarrett in 2000.

It will be this weekend that Danica Patrick begins the first part of the close of her career, as she prepares for her final Daytona 500.

Beginning today through Saturday fans can practice for The Hashtag 500 by competing in daily races on Instagram. On the other hand, no team will have to go home Thursday night after the Duels. "If they put that on a t-shirt, you won't see me wearing it, I can tell you that much".

Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin are the defending winners. Plus, with the black stripes on the hood and black number on the door, it looks intimidating. "I'm totally good with it at this point". "I couldn't have asked anything more from anybody on the team". From 2007 to 2011, she never finished out of the top ten in points, and she also scored her first win in 2008 besting Helio Castroneves in the Indy 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi.

But beyond any sort of pride, Gaughan's qualifying run didn't mean much because only 40 cars have entered for the Daytona 500. You may as well throw a dart at a dartboard to pick a victor, that's about the accuracy here.

Two-time Daytona 500 pole-sitter and two-time race victor Jimmie Johnson - the only multi-time victor in the field - was third fastest at 194.734mph. "I think this is really a stage of the times, and that's the way it's going to be". Last season, Truex started 35th in the Daytona 500 and finished 13th.

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