Viewer’s information, quick information for Daytona summer season race


CONCORD, N.C. – On Saturday night time, the NASCAR Cup Collection will race at Daytona Worldwide Speedway because the 2022 common season involves a detailed. Headed into “The Sunshine State,” all 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers have already earned a spot within the Cup Collection playoffs.

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Because it’s grand opening in 1959, Daytona’s premier racing facility has hosted a second Cup Collection race each summer season. The monitor itself boasts steep banking at 31 levels within the turns and 18 levels within the tri-oval portion of the racetrack with six-degree banking on the straightaways. With the excessive banking comes pack-style racing, as drivers will jockey for place inches other than their rivals.    

The four-car workforce has already seen how the monitor responds to the Cup Collection’ Subsequent Gen automotive within the season-opening DAYTONA 500. In February, Chase Elliott and the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 led Hendrick Motorsports with a Tenth-place end. Since then, the group has received twice with the 2022 superspeedway guidelines package deal – each at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Elliott profitable in July and William Byron taking the victory in March. Within the midst of three top-10 finishes in April’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, Hendrick Motorsports led 70 laps.

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Final summer season’s journey to the World Heart of Racing resulted in top-10 finishes for each Alex Bowman and Elliott. The 2020 champion paced the sector for 36 laps and picked up a stage win within the opening stage.

Whereas Kyle Larson’s night time ended a lap early in final season’s summer season Daytona race, the occasion noticed the Elk Grove, California, native declare the common season championship. He would go on to win his first Cup Collection title at Phoenix Raceway later that fall. Larson comes into this race contemporary off his second win of 2022 and sits second within the level standings. 
As for Byron, the 24-year-old driver is the newest Hendrick Motorsports driver to style victory on the oval configuration of Daytona. In 2020’s summer season go to to the monitor, Byron led 24 laps on the best way to his first ever victory within the Cup Collection.

All 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers have received a race in 2022, which locks the quartet every into the Cup Collection playoffs. Actually, Larson’s win at Watkins Glen Worldwide provides the group three drivers with a minimum of two wins this season – Elliott (4) and Byron (two) are the others. Every workforce is seeking to construct momentum headed into the playoff opener at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 4.

The journey to Daytona can also be a homecoming for crew chief Alan Gustafson, who grew up simply down the highway from legendary venue in Ormond Seashore, Florida. After graduating from Seabreeze Excessive Faculty in Daytona Seashore, Florida, Gustafson enrolled at close by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College to review mechanical engineering earlier than coming to North Carolina in 1996. The chief of the No. 9 workforce has but to win a points-paying race on the oval structure, however he does have a win on the highway course in 2020 with Elliott in addition to two Duel wins with Elliott (in 2017 and 2018). He additionally has 5 poles at Daytona, with Elliott delivering three of these.

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As a corporation, Hendrick Motorsports has received 15 points-paying races on Daytona’s high-banked oval, relationship again to their first win on the well-known circuit in 1986. Jeff Gordon earned six wins with Jimmie Johnson nabbing three victories and Dale Earnhardt Jr. scoring two triumphs for the workforce. Tim Richmond, Geoff Bodine, and Darrell Waltrip every accounted for one victory on the World Heart of Racing throughout their careers, with Byron as the one lively Hendrick Motorsports driver to win on the 2.5-mile monitor.

Here’s what you’ll want to know to catch this weekend’s motion.


There won’t be apply for the Cup Collection this weekend. Single-car qualifying will start at 5:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 26, and might be broadcast on USA Community. Qualifying will encompass two rounds with the highest 10 drivers advancing from the primary spherical to battle for the pole place. 

Byron would be the twenty first driver to go within the first spherical, whereas Bowman will go twenty eighth. Elliott and Larson would be the final two drivers to finish a lap in spherical one, going thirty sixth and thirty seventh, respectively.


The 400-mile Cup Collection most important occasion is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 27, and might be broadcast on NBCPeacock can even carry the race in addition to solely carry post-race protection following the conclusion of the race.


Each races might be on MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).


Sure. Obtain the NBC Sports activities App for on-line protection. Followers can even sustain with the motion on Twitter by following @TeamHendrick.  


Knowledge offered by Racing Insights

4: Pole positions earned by crew chief Greg Ives at superspeedways – two of these have include Bowman. In addition they began on the entrance row in February’s DAYTONA 500.

9.5: Elliott’s common end at Daytona and Talladega within the final eight races. This mark provides the Dawsonville, Georgia, native one of the best common end over that stretch at superspeedways amongst drivers with greater than two begins.

12: Quantity of victories earned by Larson because the begin of 2021. This mark is double that of the following closest driver – Elliott with six.

17: Variety of consecutive seasons Hendrick Motorsports has had a minimum of two drivers within the playoffs, probably the most of any group.

611: Laps led by Byron this season. The 24-year-old driver sits second on this class. 


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