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Romain Grosjean Fastest in Opening IndyCar Practice at St. Petersburg, Florida

Romain Grosjean testing at Sebring

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla– After moving to Andretti Autosport for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, Romain Grosjean set the fastest time in the opening practice session for Sunday’s (February 27th) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Grosjean navigated the 14 turn, 1.8 mile street circuit in 1 minute, 1.0525 seconds in the No. 28 Honda. …

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Best Seat at the Track: Tom Bowles Joins From 2022 Daytona 500

Tom Bowles joins Jared Haas LIVE from the 2022 Daytona 500 (Graphic: Jared Haas)

(Graphic: Jared Haas)

As race fans settle in for the greatest day in stock car racing, the 64th annual Daytona 500, Frontstretch has five reporters at the track to cover the race. Jared Haas is joined by Tom Bowles Sunday (Feb. 20) live at Daytona International Speedway as we preview NASCAR’s Super Bowl and 2022’s official season opener. …

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Austin Hill Survives Scary Last-Lap Wreck, Wins Xfinity Series Daytona 300-Miler

2022 Daytona NXS Ryan Sieg Brandon Jones Myatt Snider crash backstretch NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rookie Austin Hill fought through a late-race wreck and narrowly edged out AJ Allmendinger to win the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at Daytona on Saturday (Feb. 19).

Myatt Snider was simply happy to emerge unscathed, overshadowing what was the most competitive Daytona Speedweeks race to date.

Harrison Burton, Team Penske Top Daytona 500 Final Practice

#21: Harrison Burton, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Dex Imaging (NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Team Penske and Stewart-Haas Racing ran most of Daytona 500 final practice Saturday (Feb. 19) with all their cars on track. But it was rookie Harrison Burton from Wood Brothers Racing that set the fastest lap, posting the top speed with less than 10 minutes left in a quiet session.

In 21 laps on track, Burton ran a fast time of 47.782 seconds (188.355 mph). He’ll roll off eighth on the grid in the No. 21 while making his first Daytona 500 start.

Michael McDowell Fastest in Friday Daytona 500 Practice

McDowell

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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