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4 Burning Questions: Who’s the Favorite to Win the Daytona 500?

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Given the chaotic nature of races at Daytona International Speedway, it is incredibly hard to predict who will turn out victorious. There are several factors at play, and the race can often come down to who was able to survive all the crashes and attrition. That said, there are several drivers to keep an eye on.

Zane Smith Survives Overtime Finish to Win Daytona Truck Series Season Opener

2022 Trucks Daytona Zane Smith, No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford, burnout (Credit: NKP)

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After surviving the Big One that began on lap 99, Zane Smith took the lead in overtime and held on to win the Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The win was Smith’s fourth in the Truck Series, his first at Daytona and his first at Front Row Motorsports after joining the …

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Michael McDowell Fastest in Friday Daytona 500 Practice

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Michael McDowell picked up his first career NASCAR Cup Series win in his 358th start at last year’s Daytona 500. With a second-place finish in his qualifying race yesterday and the fastest time in final practice Friday (Feb. 18) at 192.68 mph, his Daytona 500 defense is off to a great start. Front Row Motorsports …

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2021 NASCAR Rookie Roundup: How’d the New Guys (& Gal) Do?

Ty Gibbs celebrates in victory lane after winning 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas, NKP

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The 2021 season has come to a close, and with it ends the rookie seasons for the newcomers to the sport. All three NASCAR national series saw at least two Rookie of the Year contenders, and in the case of the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, there were four apiece. With over a dozen …

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Chandler Smith Wins Truck Series Finale in Phoenix, Ben Rhodes Wins Championship

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Chandler Smith swept both stages and scored his second career victory in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway, just one week after being eliminated from playoff contention. “I’m just really blessed right now,” Smith said. “Can’t thank Safelite, Toyota Racing, Danny [Stockman], KBM, Kyle [Busch], everyone that goes down the line to make …

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