Who will win Can-Am Duel 1? 2/15/18 — NASCAR Predictions

  • Who will win Can-Am Duel 1? 2/15/18 — NASCAR Predictions

Who will win Can-Am Duel 1? 2/15/18 — NASCAR Predictions

After the Ford Performance domination in the Advance Auto Parts Clash, everyone wanted to know if it was a fluke.

Standing next to glittering new race cars, the quartet was able to briefly mask the striking youthfulness of Hendrick's rebuilt organization. The platform has already expanded with the youth initiative Team Racing Virginia and the Racing Virginia Podcast.

Jimmie Johnson was in his second accident of Speedweeks. I don't think there is any pressure, just trying to do my best on and off the track. The right rear tire goes down and Johnson goes around.

Truex and his team understand the tough road ahead, but believe that they can build upon last year's success. That isn't the case yet, but there are more teams we feel like that do have that shot. Chase Elliott 5. Joey Logano 6. That's probably one of the most challenging times for teammates, is to be able to work together. He is a former Daytona 500 victor and has made the Chase the last three years. Unfortunately, no one will go with Stenhouse to move him forward.

"The body is a lot different", Larson said. However, stability in the draft is a problem. More cars equals more story lines equals more potential drama. Gray Gaulding is the team's lone driver in the race. The 24 spins and wrecks out of the race. It's insane to see just how much attention and things that we've gotten in Denver and in Colorado. Meanwhile, the Penske boys still have a stranglehold on the front of the pack. He finally found a tube of weather-strip adhesive like we glue the lug nuts on the wheels. That triggered a scramble among the followers behind the top three. Kyle Busch 13. Ryan Newman 14. Will the backup be as competitive? Watch her blow by the competition on Sunday, February 18, at 2:30pm ET on Fox. Wallace followed his friend Blaney off into the first turn. If he wins again on Sunday, he will become the 11th driver to win at least two Daytona 500 races; he will also become the fourth to win back-to-back Daytona 500s (Richard Petty, 1973 and 1974; Cale Yarborough, 1983 and 1984; and Sterling Marlin, 1994 and 1995). Ryan Newman is 40 and Kurt Busch will be 40 this year. We obviously have a race here Thursday night (Editor's note: Ragan finished seventh in his Duel race). Here's our picks for Duel No. 1 tonight.

Truex won his first two poles, eight top-fives, 12 top-10s and narrowly missed the truck series playoffs by losing a tiebreaker with Thorsport's Ben Rhodes. Today (Wednesday) I will be conducting some driver interviews with Austin Dillon, Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick, and Ty Dillon as well as following along with the mainstream media coverage and driver interviews. Hamlin will start alongside Bowman in the second spot. These qualifying races also serve as a nice connection to NASCAR's grassroots, as many local short tracks have heat races before the main event. Chase Elliott, driving the number 9 his Daddy made famous, drove to the front.

However, our interest has piqued, thanks to Leilani Munter and Danica Patrick.

A bit of side-by-side racing led to some driver's getting caught in three-wide battles. Hamlin settled into second and Harvick moved to third.

Each car's detonation button appears to be located on that left-rear quarter-panel.

Ford hasn't officially announced plans to replace the Fusion in 2019, but with a new Toyota Camry taking Martin Truex, Jr., to the championship in 2017, and a the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 replacing the Chevy SS this year, a refreshed vehicle seems due. However, Elliott hugged the bottom of the track and fought off challenges in the last two laps. Paul Menard finished seventh in his first ride with the Wood Brothers. Points are awarded to the top-10 finishers, a small amount that could still make the difference by Indy in early September. Dale Earnhardt ended a 0-for-19 streak in the Daytona 500 in 1998.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series still has practices slated for Friday and Saturday before the start of Sunday's 500.