As lap 60 of Sunday’s Daytona 500 approaches, teams at the back of the pack may face a dilemma. During last year’s Daytona 500, there was no guarantee a caution would fly around lap 60. “I think the biggest difference you’ll see — again I don’t know because I haven’t seen it either — but I would think the biggest difference you’d see is if there’s a caution 20 laps before a segment or something like that,” Matt Kenseth said.
NASCAR’s new points format means AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. have already earned and lost points. As part of the points changes NASCAR instituted for the 2017 season, the top-10 finishers in each Duel qualifying race earned points.
When it comes to traveling in the NASCAR community, Justin Allgaier calls himself a “weird one.” “(I) really enjoy traveling and going to the race track and having that normalcy,” Allgaier told NBC Sports this month. NASCAR has one of the shortest offseason in sports, but Allgaier, who drives JR Motorsports’ No. 7 car in the Xfinity Series, objects to the term “offseason.” “It should be called the non-racing season because I’ve been home probably less than 15 days since Homestead,” Allgaier said. Since last year’s finale, the 30-year old driver has raced in Brazil and in the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the middle of that he squeezed in a trip to Walt Disney World with his wife