Had the 21-year-old Elliott damaged his No. 24 Chevrolet beyond fix, he would’ve had to forfeit the pole and drop to the rear of the field for the start of the Daytona 500. I would be outta here. The alliance was successful previous year and I only see it getting better for the 2017 season. There’s not a whole lot of drivers out there that have won a Cup race. “There’s a few races I’d like to win, but the championship would definitely be the icing on the cake for my career”.
(Earnhardt Jr.) “I thought we ran great in 2015”.
Though just a qualifier, it was still Elliott’s first victory in NASCAR’s Cup Series.
“It’s just what I live with”. But there are big names, like Edwards and Tony Stewart, who won’t be behind the wheel this NASCAR season. But, just making it to the end and having yourself in position, obviously we’d love to have a shot to win this thing. “I think the sport today, with the young talent, with Chase Elliott, (Kyle) Larson, (Austin and Ty) Dillon, (Erik) Jones – all this group of young talent – I don’t think, in my time, I’ve seen this much great young talent coming along in our sport in 50 years probably”. He was as sharp as ever in the No. 88 Chevrolet headed into his first race since last July.
“Jeffrey began his race career piloting a silver 4 cylinder Yugo on the dirt tracks of Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia”, the web page says.
But Elliott won the pole again this year and will be joined by Earnhardt in the front row, with each of them hoping to bounce back from that misfortune.
“I try not to get reflective or nostalgic, because it’s too emotional”, Waltrip said. We had to protect that thing at the end.
For Waltrip, the loss of Earnhardt was even more devastating than it was for the rest of the NASCAR community.
Hamlin – the defending DAYTONA 500 champion – will start the No. 11 FedEx Toyota behind Earnhardt on Sunday in the fourth position, thanks to his Can-Am Duel victory.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. made headlines on Wednesday during NASCAR’sDaytona 500 media day when he said that if he were to win theMonster Energy Cup Series championship this year, he would consider retirement.
“We can’t sit still”.
Much like golf’s Andy North, who had two U.S. Open victories in three career PGA Tour wins, Waltrip saved his very best for stock vehicle racing’s biggest stage.
After Sunday’s race, the job will be full-time. “So we’ll look at what we did then and what we’re doing now and sorta go through the process of elimination and that’s kinda what we (have) been doing until we fix it”.
“I’ve been working pretty much my entire life to be in this position, to be in a Cup vehicle”, Suarez said, who in addition to the Daytona 500 also will race in the Xfinity Series event on Saturday.
With Sorenson out of the race, LaJoie advanced to Sunday’s race. “I think that’s when you’ll see the biggest mix-up when there’s a chance for it to be a strategy play”. If it takes more than five minutes to make the repairs, the auto will not be allowed to return to action.
“We had some good speed”.
“We just weren’t quite fast enough”.
It means Team Penske is a heavy favorite for Sunday, and eager for the 500 to arrive.
But Covington says he has had no discussion with NASCAR officials about changing the outfits and doesn’t expect to.