Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire
Champion: Austin Theriault, No. 52 Orlando Longwood Auto Auction Chevrolet
Fun Fact: The victory marked Theriault’s second win in just three ARCA series starts.
They Said It: “It was special. Daytona is special. Not many people can say they’ve won at Daytona. It’s a good feeling.” -Theriault
Advance Auto Parts Clash
Champion: Joey Logano, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford
Fun Fact: Danica Patrick’s fourth place finish is the best for any female driver in NASCAR competition at DAYTONA.
They Said It: “It was a pretty fun, eventful race.” -Logano
DAYTONA 500 Qualifying By Kroger
Pole Winner: Chase Elliott, No. 24 NAPA Auto Part Chevrolet
Fun Fact: Elliott is fifth driver in the DAYTONA 500 history to repeat as the polesitter; the last was Ken Schrader who had a three-year streak from 1988-90.
They Said It: “Obviously we’d love to have a shot to win this thing. It would be great and I think we have a car that can do it. So, we’ll find out.” -Elliott
Champions: Chase Elliott (Duel 1), No. 24 NAPA Auto Part Chevrolet & Denny Hamlin (Duel 2), No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry
Fun Fact: For the first time since 1971, drivers in the Can-Am Duel earned Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship points for their efforts.
They Said It: “It was a great way to start the season. Obviously I wish this was Sunday … but it still means a lot to me and it means a lot to our team.” -Elliott“I’m not sure what this means or what this says [about our DAYTONA 500 chances] but overall, pretty happy with the result.” -Hamlin
NextEra Energy Resources 250
Champion: Kaz Grala, No. 33 Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chevrolet
Fun Fact: At 18 years, one month and 26 days old, Grala is the youngest champion of a NASCAR National Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
They Said It: “I saw coming out of Turn 2 it was getting crazy. There wasn’t going to be any way I was going to be lifting. I just went low, closed by eyes and crossed my fingers and luckily it worked out … it was pretty hectic.” -Grala
PowerShares QQQ 300
Champion: Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford
Fun Fact: Reed’s other career XFINITY Series victory came in this race in 2015.
They Said It: “I don’t know how that looked from the stadium or on television but from my view it was a lot of fun.” -Reed
Champion: Kurt Busch, No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford
Fun Fact: Only fellow DAYTONA 500 Champions Dale Earnhardt (5), Cale Yarborough (4) and Dale Earnhardt Jr.(4) have more DAYTONA 500 runner-ups than Busch (3).
They Said It: “We’ve conquered Daytona. It’s surreal. Wins are hard to come by … but to win the DAYTONA 500, it’s hard to put into words. It’s beyond belief, really.” -Busch
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