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What They Said: Daytona 500 Media Day Quotes

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Check out what the Daytona 500 competitors had to say Wednesday, Feb. 16, during media day for the 64th annual Great American Race.

Clash For Justin Haley Ends Early After Showing Early Speed: ‘It was already a win coming in’

Justin Haley races in the 2022 Clash at the Coliseum (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kaulig Racing’s Justin Haley wound up 19th in the final running order at Sunday’s (Feb. 6) inaugural Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

But that was nowhere near indicative of his race and overall weekend.

Haley, who posted the third quickest time in qualifying Saturday night and won his heat leading flag-to-flag, was a solid top-five contender during the main event. He looked to be a dark horse contender for victory until contact sent the No. 31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet careening into the infield barriers on lap 116, ending his day.

Podcast: Chris Buescher on The Clash, Next Gen Car & New Ownership

(Graphic: Jared Haas)

New season, same podcast! Davey Segal returns to kick off 2022 with RFK Racing’s Chris Buescher. The two discuss his offseason, the minimal downtime during it, preparations with the Next Gen car, Brad Keselowski coming in as a new owner/teammate, how he’ll approach The Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and more. …

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Podcast: Holiday Roundtable To Close Out 2021

Graphic: Jared Haas

Happy Holidays, everyone! Davey Segal is joined by a roundtable consisting of Tom Bowles, Zach Sturniolo, Michael Massie, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek to recap all the happenings this NASCAR offseason, from Next Gen testing to horsepower changes to silly season moves and more. The group also reminisce on NASCAR gifts they’ve received over the …

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2021 NASCAR Top Storylines: Kevin Harvick’s Monumental Drop-Off

Kevin Harvick at Darlington fall 2021 NASCAR Cup race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What a difference a year makes. Kevin Harvick‘s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season was one for the ages. Nine victories and arguably his best statistical season in his 20-plus-year career. Fast forward one year and he failed to visit victory lane once. Heck, he didn’t even earn a single playoff point on track over the …

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Podcast: Todd Gilliland on Making Jump to Cup With FRM

Todd Gilliland joins Davey Segal to discuss his 2022 Nascar plans

Graphic: Jared Haas

Front Row Motorsports has set its lineup for 2022, and Todd Gilliland has gotten the call to the NASCAR Cup Series. After a few seasons in the Camping World Truck Series, why was now the right time for Gilliland to move up? He shares his thoughts on the latest Frontstretch Podcast. Plus, Gilliland discusses how …

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Podcast: Cliff Daniels on Becoming Cup Champion, Working With GOATS and Not Sleeping

Cliff Daniels joins Davey Segal on the Frontstretch Podcast

(Graphic: Jared Haas)

In the season finale of the podcast, Davey chats with NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief Cliff Daniels on the whirlwind that was Phoenix and the days following, the reality of being a Cup champion, working with Jimmie Johnson compared to Kyle Larson, why he felt compelled to learn dirt racing to work with Larson, …

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Podcast: Xfinity Series Champion Daniel Hemric on Winning, Backflips & Realizing His Dream

Daniel Hemric

(Graphic: Jared Haas)

The champ is here! 2021 Xfinity Series champion Daniel Hemric joins Davey Segal to discuss how it feels to finally win a race, not have to answer the question of when he’ll grace Victory Lane, the winning move on Austin Cindric in turn 4 at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday night (Nov. 6) and if he …

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