Kyle Larson has at least a dark horse’s chance to record his first Cup victory at Indy. With Juan Pablo Montoya behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing ride they finished second in 2007 and Larson is coming off a solid top-five last week on another flat track in New Hampshire.
Kurt Busch finished third in his Can-Am Duel at Daytona and will line up eighth in the Daytona 500.
Kevin Harvick finished third in his Can-Am Duel for Daytona.
Denny Hamlin’s victory in last year’s Daytona 500 was one of eight top-10s that he has scored in the last 12 plate races.
Clint Bowyer has waited two years to take over the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing ride and it was worth it; he finished second in his Can-Am Duel in Daytona.
Jimmie Johnson was clipped by David Ragan while they were racing for a top-five position and his No. 48 got pinched into Ryan Blaney.
Jamie McMurray helped push Chase Elliott to his Can-Am Duel in Daytona victory and finished second in the process.
Denny Hamlin was penalized for a pit road infraction during the lap-25 competition caution and was forced to start at the tail-end of the longest line. He picked his way to the front in the final segment and won the second Can-Am Duel in Daytona.
Chase Elliott led the field to green in the first Can-Am Duel at Daytona and led them to the checkers as well to win.
Ben Rhodes (No. 27 Safelite Auto Glass Toyota Tundra) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the lone practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Next Era Energy Resources 250 at Florida's Daytona Int'l Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150) was fastest in the lone practice session for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Next Era Energy Resources 250 at Florida's Daytona Int'l Speedway.
In addition to driving the No. 5 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona Int'l Speedway, Kasey Kahne will pilot the No. 88 Hellmann’s Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) PowerShares QQQ 300 on Saturday afternoon.