Daniel Suarez (No. 3 Toyota) scored his fourth pole of the NASCAR Toyota Series season during qualifying for the Mexico Toyota 240 at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.
Joey Logano won the first NASCAR race of the 2017 season with his victory in the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Sunday.
The Daytona 500 will be Jeffrey Earnhardt’s second career plate race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series; he finished 34th in last fall’s Hellmann’s 500.
Kasey Kahne has been losing a lot of place-differential points at Daytona International Speedway; he has finished worse than he started in 12 of his last 16 attempts there.
Matt DiBenedetto has made three previous starts at Daytona International Speedway and his best result came in his first attempt; he was 26th in the 2015 Coke Zero 400.
Multi-car wrecks, red flags and six cautions could not keep ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship contender Austin Theriault from finding his way to victory lane at Daytona Int'l Speedway.
The Advance Auto Parts Clash has been delayed due to rain.
Kyle Busch scored top-five finishes in his first three plate races last year, but chose to ride in the back at Talladega SuperSpeedway in the fall and finished 30th—thus denying him a chance to sweep this track type.
Brad Keselowski won last year’s Coke Zero 400, but it was unlikely he was on many fantasy radar screens with four previous results outside the top 15.
After two years of frustration, Kyle Larson finally earned the results he deserved at Daytona International Speedway; he swept the top-10 in 2016.
Ryan Newman won the 2008 Daytona 500; in the 17 races since then, he has been involved in accidents in 12 races.
Daniel Suarez was fastest among the four 2017 Rookie of the Year contenders in Saturday’s practice with a speed of 192.922 mph.