NASCAR DFS Podcast: Quaker State 400 Preview
Matt Selz and Dan Malin are back to provide some DFS analysis for Sunday's race from Kentucky Speedway!
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Alex Bowman (#88 Chevrolet Camaro), along with the rest of the drivers in the field, will make his first NASCAR Cup Series start on the DAYTONA Road Course on Sunday.
The Tucson, Arizona, native has 10 Cup Series starts on road courses with a personal best average finish on the Charlotte Motor Speedway roval of 3.0. The No. 88 team captured a fourth-place roval finish in 2018 and was runner-up last season to teammate Chase Elliott.-Hendrick Motorsports
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It may not be common knowledge that Jimmie Johnson (#48 Chevrolet Camaro) has eight starts at the DAYTONA Road Course in various sports cars throughout his storied career. He is a seven-time starter in the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA with a pair of runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2008. He also ran a 70-lap Grand-Am race in July 2007 and finished ninth.
When it comes to road racing, Johnson seems to do it right. He has finished in the top 10 at the roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway in each of his past two starts. Last season, he scored a 12th-place finish at Sonoma Raceway. Currently, Johnson is tied for 17th in the point standings and is 26 points below the cut line with four races remaining.-Hendrick Motorsports
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When the race goes green Sunday afternoon, it will mark the first time that William Byron (#24 Chevrolet Camaro) – or anyone else in the field – will have made a Cup Series lap at the newly revamped DAYTONA Road Course.
While the 3.56-mile circuit will bring a lot of unknowns, Byron’s prior success at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s roval bodes well for the 22-year-old driver. With two starts at his home track road course, Byron had his best run there last season after capturing the pole and scoring a solid sixth-place finish.-Hendrick Motorsports
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Chase Elliott (#9 Chevrolet Camaro) is set to make his 11th Cup Series start on a road course this weekend. In his previous 10 races, he has collected the second-most wins (three) of active drivers, behind only Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., who both have four.
He has garnered four top-five finishes, six top-10s and a total of 179 laps led. Elliott holds the best average finish (10.5) on road courses of active drivers. STAGE POINT COLLECTOR: In 2020, Elliott has the second-most stage wins (five), has garnered the fourth-most stage points (185) and is currently fifth in the driver standings, 170 points behind leader Kevin Harvick.-Hendrick Motorsports
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Michael McDowell on the Daytona Road Course: "It's a big weekend for us at the Daytona Road Course. We have Chicago Pneumatic Compressors back on board for their second race of the season, and I can't wait.”
"Like I said, it's a big weekend because only a handful of NASCAR Cup Series drivers have experience on this course and I'm one of them. I've been fortunate enough to compete in seven 24 Hours of Daytona races over the years, so it's going to be a lot of fun to unload and see what we have.”-Front Row Motorsports
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John Hunter Nemechek on Daytona: "It'll be interesting for sure to head to Daytona this week to race on the road course. Growing up watching the 24 hours, I think it'll be really cool to finally race there as a driver. There might be some drivers who have the advantage of running there previously, but I still think it'll be kind of a wild card for everyone in a Cup car.”
"Having Death Wish Coffee back with us this weekend will give us a chance to redeem ourselves from last week in Michigan. People tell me all the time how much they like this red and black paint scheme, so we're going to do everything we can to get into Victory Lane on Sunday."-Front Row Motorsports
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Ryan Newman will be one of the few drivers with a leg up and prior experience at the Daytona Road Course come Sunday, having driven the track previously in the former IROC Series. Newman won the 2004 event after starting on the pole in the 40-lap event, and finished third in the final series event at Daytona.
Overall, Newman has 38 road course starts in the Cup Series with 11 top-10s and three top fives. He finished runner-up in one of his first-ever road course starts back in 2002 at Watkins Glen, and followed that up with a ninth-place run a season later. Most recently he piloted Jack Roush’s No. 6 Ford to a seventh-place run last year in Sonoma, one of his eight top-10s at the track. He does have a road course win in the Xfinity Series, which came in 2005 at WGI after starting fourth.-Roush Fenway Racing
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Chris Buescher will be one of the many drivers taking the green flag at the Daytona Int’l Speedway road course for the first time on Sunday.
Overall he has 11 road course starts in the NASCAR CUP Series including five at WGI, four at Sonoma Raceway, and two at the newest course on the circuit, the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Buescher does have a road course win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, which came back in 2014 at Mid-Ohio when he took Jack Roush’s No. 60 machine to victory lane. He also won an ARCA Menards Series event at Road America back in 2013.-Roush Fenway Racing
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