Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dueling Monsters at Daytona





By Chanda Healton


Two legons of beasts battling for a win, each as ferocious as the other, each hungry to devour a track we call Daytona, Only 2 will win, but what 2 will it be? Read on and find ou as we recap the Can-Am

Duel at Daytona!


Duel one.

Chase Elliot started from the pole but quickly drifted back. With no danger of having to fight for a starting spot, we wonder if he is just saving his car, or if the lack of practice due to rain may be an issue for him.


Brad Keseloski takes over the lead, looking like the strong and fast ford he is.


Lap 7 Trevor Bayne and Jamie McMurray have a close call as Kyle Busch and Keselowski fight for the lead, but no one spins and the race stays green.In the brief fight between Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, Keselowski keeps his lead and hold strong until lap 25 when Kyle Busch squeezes him out at the start finish line!


Restart lap 30


Kyle Busch holds on to the lead through the restart.but Keselowski quickly takes the lead back one lap later.


Lap 37 Elliott takes back to the lead and never looks back!


!2 laps to go Reed Sorenson goes head on into the retaining wall in a frightening crash very similer to the one Kyle Busch had in 2015,He got ou under his own power however, Corey Lajoie was also involved



Finishing order


1. Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports
2. Jamie McMurray, Chip Ganassi Racing
3. Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing
4. Brad Keselowski, Team Penske
5. Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing
6. Trevor Bayne, Roush Fenway Racing
7. Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing
8. Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports
9. Joey Logano, Team Penske
10. Cole Whitt, TriStar Motorsports
11. Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing
12. Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing
13. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing
14. Matt DiBenedetto, Go Fas Racing
15. Landon Cassill, Front Row Motorsports
16. Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing
17. Joey Gase, BK Racing
18. Corey LaJoie, BK Racing
19. Brendan Gough an, Beard Motorsports
20. Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing
21. Reed Sorenson, Premium Motorsports


Duel 2


In Dale Earnhardt;s first race since his concussion, many fans were thrilled that he started on the pole.

Earnhare Busch


21 Reed Sorensondt Jr swapped the leas with Denny Hamlin throughout the beginning laps of the race but Hamlin fell back leaving Bowyer chasing Earnhardt Jr going into the competition caution on lap 25 Ultimately though, Earnhardt Jr ran unchallenged to the yellow flag


Restart Lap 30

Ryan Blaney leads them back to green but doesn't hold it long as Earnhardt Jr takes the lead back on lap 31,


Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney, one ford and one chevy but they worked together amazingly, making race 2 very exciting! Blaney will be someone to watch in the Daytona 500 Dispite trouble om lap 44 with Jimmie Johnson! Erik Jones also recieved nose damage but the race stayed green. Jones is able to continue one lap down. Johnson will go on to bring out the caution with 14 laps to go. Johnson will be able to continue.


Though many were sure Earnharft Jr had it in the bag, Hamlin slowly snuck in to place with Hamlin restarting 4th, With 2 laps to go Hamlin took the lead and brought home the win for Joe Gibbs Racing.



Finishing order


1. Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing
2. Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing
3. Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing
4. AJ Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty Racing
5. Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports
7. Danica Patrick, Stewart-Haas Racing
8. Ryan Newman, Richard Childress Racing
9. Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing
10. Ty Dillon, Germain Racing
11. David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports
12. Michael McDowell, Leavine Family Racing
13. Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports
14. Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports
15. D.J. Kennington, Gaunt Brothers Racing
16. Elliott Sadler, Tommy Baldwin Racing
17. Michael Waltrip, Premium Motorsports
18. Jeffrey Earnhardt, Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group
19. Erik Jones, Furniture Row Racing
20. Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing
21. Timmy Hill, Rick Ware Racing


The Daytona 500 will be ran Sunday at 2 Pm EST They will start in the following order:



2017 Daytona 500 Starting Lineup


1. Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports
3. Jamie McMurray, Chip Ganassi Racing
4. Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing
5. Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing
6. Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing
7. Brad Keselowski, Team Penske
8. Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing
9. Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing
10. AJ Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty Racing
11. Trevor Bayne, Roush Fenway Racing
12. Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing
13. Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing
14. Danica Patrick, Stewart-Haas Racing
15. Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports
16. Ryan Newman, Richard Childress Racing
17. Joey Logano, Team Penske
18. Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing
19. Cole Whitt, TriStar Motorsports
20. Ty Dillon, Germain Racing
23. Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing
22. David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports
23. Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing
24. Michael McDowell, Leavine Family Racing
25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing
26. Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports
27. Matt DiBenedetto, Go Fas Racing
28. Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports
29. Landon Cassill, Front Row Motorsports
30. D.J. Kennington, Gaunt Brothers Racing
31. Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing
32. Michael Waltrip, Premium Motorsports
33. Joey Gase, BK Racing
34. Jeffrey Earnhardt, Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group
35. Corey LaJoie, BK Racing
36. Erik Jones, Furniture Row Racing
37. Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing
38. Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing
39. Brendan Gaughan, Beard Motorsports
40. Elliott Sadler, Tommy Baldwin Racing


Welcome to 2017! Let's go racing!

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