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Stock Car Scoop: What Do We Know About the 2022 Daytona 500?

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With the field splintering into small packs during the Daytona 500 qualifying races and the only major Duels incident on the final lap of the night, how much will the main event reflect the twin 150-mile races from Thursday? Were hosts Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek surprised by Kaz Grala and Greg Biffle securing the final transfer spots among unchartered teams? And who has the edge among the top drivers entering Sunday’s Great American Race?

The duo discuss these topics and more in a pre-Daytona 500 edition of Stock Car Scoop.

Kaz Grala Adds Truck Schedule With Young’s

#16: Kaz Grala, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Hyperice

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kaz Grala will run in all three NASCAR national series in 2022, as he announced a schedule with Young’s Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series Feb. 3. Grala will drive the No. 02 in 11 races, beginning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He competed for the team in three races in 2021, scoring a runner-up …

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Floyd Mayweather’s The Money Team, Kaz Grala Attempting Daytona 500

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The Money Team Racing will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 with Kaz Grala, TMT announced Feb. 1. The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-owned team, multiple years in the making, has entered the No. 50 with Grala. Tony Eury Jr. will be the No. 50’s crew chief, and Pit Viper will sponsor the effort. According to …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400

Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon battle for position in 2021 Daytona 500 Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After 25 points-paying races and six months of competition, we’ve reached the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups prepped for the Coke Zero Sugar 400. The race will air on Saturday night (Aug. 28) at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, so be …

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Did You Notice?: Matt Kaulig Forming Blueprint For Fresh NASCAR Ownership

Kaulig Racing expanded to a three-car organization in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. (Photo: NKP)

#10: Jeb Burton, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro, #11: Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro LeafFilter Gutter Protection

Did You Notice? … Matt Kaulig has had one of the most successful beginnings of any team without a NASCAR Cup Series charter? His No. 16 Chevrolet became the first open car to win a Cup race since the current franchise-based system was created in 2016. Throughout the year, Kaulig has laid a solid foundation for …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Kaz Grala, Sheldon Creed Highlight Drivers to Watch at Watkins Glen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following a three-week hiatus, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend at Watkins Glen International. It’s the first time the series has visited the seven-turn, 2.45-mile road course since 2000 when Greg Biffle led 36 of 62 laps en route to the fourth of five wins in his championship-winning campaign that season. …

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