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.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR drivers spend days leading up to races – especially one as important and long as the Daytona 500 – making sure they’re properly hydrated to race for hours in 130-degree heat inside the car. But with all those liquids comes a familiar feeling: “When ya gotta go ya gotta go,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. once tweeted. The sport’s most popular driver added it only happens once or twice a season to him when he’s racing. But when that need for relief comes along, the drivers can’t get out of their cars in the middle of a race, so they just… go. It’s apparently a common question Earnhardt is asked, and he shed some more light on the unpleasant subject Tuesday. “It’s rare that it