Clint Bowyer (No. 15 Toyota Camry) wins the Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap award at Richmond International Raceway but finished last in the event.
Ryan Blaney qualified seventh in Sunday’s qualification for the Daytona 500. He may not start there, depending on his Can-Am 150 Duel finish, but as one of two fastest Open drivers, he knows he will at least get a chance to race in the Big Show.
Along with pole sitter Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth is the only other driver who knows where he will start next Sunday. He posted a lap of 196.036 mph, which was 0.065 seconds slower than the No. 24.
Chase Elliott posted a time of 196.314 mph to the pole for the Daytona 500 and will be the youngest driver ever to win the top spot at a rookie. He is the sixth driver to do so.
Martin Truex Jr. failed to clear pre-qualification inspection and did not get a chance to post a lap. This means he will start his Can-Am Duel in Daytona in the back of the pack.
Matt DiBenedetto will race in the Daytona 500. He posted the second fastest time among the Open drivers behind Ryan Blaney. His speed of 192.686 put him 26th on the chart and narrowly beat Michael McDowell.
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran John Wes Townley has a secret weapon at Daytona; his name is Kevin Reed.
Kyle Larson was one of only two drivers who made it to the checkered flag in the Sprint Unlimited without significant damage. He finished the event fourth.
Defending Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano finished second in the Sprint Unlimited, which seems to show he is going to pick up where he left off last year.
A multi-car accident on the white flag lap ended the Sprint Unlimited. Denny Hamlin was leading at the time and won the exhibition race.
Jamie McMurray bump-drafted Kasey Kahne into a spin late in the Sprint Unlimited. Kahne collected AJ Allmendinger in the crash.
Jimmie Johnson got a little bump from Paul Menard on lap 45 of the Sprint Unlimited. That pushed him into Casey Mears and ultimately caused the No. 48 to spin.