NASCAR has been wanting to inject some excitement into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff cutoff race for a few years. If crashes and mayhem are your idea of excitement, you may have gotten your wish.
Our Hard Left Turn crew takes a look at the news coming out of Saturday night's NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, including:
-Ryan Blaney got out front on a final restart shove and held the lead until the final caution flag flew to end the race in Overtime and score the win.
-Tyler Reddick survived the race and made the Playoff cut with a fifth place finish, while his teammate, Austin Dillon, ended up with a destroyed race car with half a lap to go to see his post-season hopes go away.
-Bubba Wallace recorded his best result of the season with a second place finish. But a comment he made post-race may suggest all is not well with the Toyota camp.
-Now that the Playoff field is set, who are the favorites and who is sitting on the hot seat as we start the Round of 16?
Plus, we'll preview this weekend's running of one of NASCAR's greatest races, the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
WDUN will carry live MRN Radio coverage of the NASCAR race weekend from Darlington Raceway, beginning with Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at 3 pm on 102.9 FM and streaming live on AccessWDUN. Coverage continues on Sunday with the NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at 5 pm on 102.9 FM, AM 550 and streaming live on AccessWDUN.