Chase Elliott thought he would be celebrating the first Cup victory of his career in the prestigious Daytona 500. Instead, he wound up a passenger in a car driven by his father out the gates of Daytona International Speedway after a crushing defeat.
Kurt Busch survived a wild race to score his first-career Daytona 500 victory with a last lap pass over a sputtering Kyle Larson to put his Monster Energy-sponsored Ford in victory lane in the inaugural event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Coming into Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series feature at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park, veteran driver Don O’Neal was one of the biggest names to not have won a series victory.
In Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ran 30 laps at Daytona International Speedway, second only to the 36 posted by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne.
Shane Clanton raced ahead of the competition and through poor visibility to score the victory in Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series race at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park, as the race was called 23 laps in due to fog.