Full Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race: Coke Zero Sugar 400 at DaytonaFeb 18, 2020
is the Monster Energy Cup Series racing Daytona International Speedway's Coca-Cola Zero
sugar400 Dale Earnhardt jr. i just mentioned a very special place todays starting grid rocky bike kota
sugarwill roll off the bottom of his display stand and say hello to NASCAR and it prides itself on being the most patriotic sport in America and their fans are there with them stand up and salute our military the servicemen and women who sacrifice so that we can on a Sunday afternoon enjoy our passion enjoy our emotions the air force army marines national guard and navy all salute here at the Daytona International Speedway the cars two by two going down the stretch now this is a very special place and 60 years of tradition will come to an end this weekend this is the last weekend of July 4th at the Daytona International Speedway the schedule will change next year Indianapolis will be the
racetrack for the 4th of July weekend next year but it is the place where youngsters nes you mentioned so many memories have been made and so many special moments are from here in this place absolutely this
raceused to run during the day, at 10 o'clock.
You know today is going to be hot. We put it off for this afternoon's blister and surfaced 125 degrees inside those race cars for over three hours. Handling will be so critical today as it's the first time this package has been run at this track so there are so many unknowns and with unknowns rigged so many times we get an unlikely winner, I wouldn't be surprised to see the field set by qualifying today. from the rule book was canceled due to weather that means Owner's Points has Kyle and Joey Logano making up the front row coming to the big flag race at Daytona, but they could have planned for a manufacturing teammate to rumble throughout the garage that manufactures we are going to work together in this race, which means that Chevrolet will race Chevrolet.
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Ford with Ford and only six Toyotas, but they are also supposed to work together, today they are definitely outnumbered. sh Kyle Busch got all that car sent to the right side that's the right way to do it is pushing why right here on the roof can the
cokeRoos camp Denny Hamlin's car they are pushing a minute here the temperatures not quite reached his peak in these cars they will still after another lap or so i think the only way he could be pushing like that is kyle has to be dragging break cancer something to land him stay connected so you see a move coming off the line ryan Blaney in the 12th looked like he was going to go to the inside lane he drives like a fool so right now he's following two Toyotas looking for an opening on that bottom line where there are three Fords lined up on the bottom Danny driving so much really tame wording here when you long you can keep this with your car before you need to be a little clearer will tell you how Caleb lifts the camera off the bumper extrav agante car they are trying to take this lead drivers race thats as long as i have seen two people h i searched and forever here we saw a tandem drafting in past rules Amanda where she couldn't do it.
I haven't seen people and be able to do it effectively, but I'm pretty sure Kyle throws himself forward. from the group kyle has to be checking Freight to make sure they can tell what's up now they've split up and we're talking about this alliance of manufacturers that will certainly be the case today you see those two four trying to push each other for the front has gone so far that ford is even planning to work together and a lot what they are going to do at each stop of the day so that will be an intro to see how long they can stay together but junior is hot and slippery and this manufacturer alliances hold United on a slippery track when handling is going to matter, but we have a green track, no competition. this package especially t Dirty air is going to be treacherous in the race these riders one team says they really don't know what to expect here with this package this is the first time it's been here it's hot like you said everyone is learning right now, trying to figure out how that car drives where dulce while riding along with kevin hart we go to jimmy john's camera you can see right now 22 has moved a bit away from him see 18 on the outside as long as when you have it slippery it's hot and they're doing all these moves at 200+ mph killing well for all toyota's strengths this year the number of cars is not one of them rick like you said only six toyota's in this field maybe not of the all enough to work together really effectively.
I asked Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr how they got over that they both agreed they had to wait for the pack to thin out a bit on that car, count two or so and then they'd be looking for those Ford and Chevy drivers to break allegiance and working with The Martys tell them about the last race at Super Speedway. There was a lot of talk about how Chevrolet finally made their alliance work out. Planning for the July race at Daytona began last week before Chicago and a crew chief who only met with the affected drivers told them they were Jim Campbell. who leads the race for Chevrolet and then called each owner and driver individually to say: hey, here's the plan, stick to it, don't stray from Nevada, one day, their line of cars at the top is Ryan Blaney in the 12 that you have just been told. his watcher Josh Williams hangs out there for now.
I'll get them down when I can, well there's no room on the bottom right now guys yeah he wants to join in they may have to find a way to make an opening because right now it's Ford. pushed by chevrolet at that end point you heard it and chevy the exec called all the drivers to tell them what the plan was. I won't be honest with you. I have a hard time following that plan and sticking to it. blame any driver f After deviating from that plan to test the RIT, try to win this race late, who has been in front for five of the six laps that have been run, only one lap was led by Kyle Busch and the fans of the races enjoyed coca-cola and make this one of the most memorable NASCAR driving ever that is your live race day companion you can follow your favorite drivers always along with our HD cameras in the car just go to
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nascarmobile app today we are setting up right now on credit a bank on board kyle larson and we talk a lot about the manufacturers and how they will work together time now for todays metro new take will launch the strategy will be done at the manufacturer level Steve Letarte thanks Rick yes here at the peacock pit Box right down pit road and you mentioned pick strategy.
I was hoping to get a bit creative here over the next four or five laps. they can go all the way on fuel, but my concern is Rick, listen, we've all done this, you try to schedule a dinner with 15 of your friends, but they all want to go back to the restaurant, they all want to go some other time, it's next. impossible you want to go with four or five friends much easier to plan we have seen that these strategies work with four or five cars but now when you start talking about 14 15 16 cars I am not sure I have heard of good planning but I have heard of good planning Somehow they could pull this off on the race track I would be surprised and see to that point at Talladega really Chevrolet's plan was just eight cars that came to the crew of Hendrick the RCR group and Ganassi now Chevrolet's plan is every Chevrolet, so they have to organize everyone to be on the scene and the Ford plant has gone so deep that they're not only planning which lap to pit for, but exactly what each team will do on the lap because they found the Talladega when all the different things maybe this car took fuel only this car took two tires they got stressed so they are very committed to sticking together Steve those plans are great to do, but how hard are they to run all day?
Dale jr. Jeff Burton Bhagavan at the top of the show under the lights last night I think the plan was a little easier to execute if the cars should drive better here in the heat Dale do to set these cars up or they're going to drive bad and they're gonna drive different Joey Logano's priority maybe four tires Joey's priority for Kevin Harvick could be two tires Now as crew chief My hands are tied guys I need to do what's best for my driver This is going to be frustrating for some of the crew chiefs It's interesting to see how many can play all day seeing the outside line start to pick up a little momentum here Kyle Busch jumped in front of Ryan Blaney in his side drafts and he's going down the JC draft right now but Denny Hamlin out , going to interrupt this impulse, this outside line has come back, see the inside line goes through Denny Hamlin hopping around a little bit, sure it will work for Danny, I might say r getting hot or something man come back here p lease or thought someone was going to go with him you thought maybe the other car behind him Blaney was going to go with him when he made that move but back in line here clearly he did and now he now that's why they don't follow you on a long slide outside again i was shocked damn cause that outside line actually started 37 cars that's a rat that's a decal rat that came and lost to that called that car him temps but he said he wasn't happy with the way the guys around him were drafting so that might be why he went off that line right there he said car eight don't know how to drive , we saw the rap a lot of people might be seeing parts of the hood flapping or actually parts on the top of the cars that they climbed on actually the flaps on the cars if they are turned to the side or back is to keep the car in the s I fly because over 200 miles an hour these cars if they're going sideways or backwards they can definitely fly fast so we talked about driving that heat about two laps ago we've got these Americans he's there three wide vantage points that car is a great time, look at the gap it created, this is what he's going to trade in this race, all these races go on right there, he was playing really well. job i sent it looks like you got really tight there chip always six cars have trouble driving on the coast in the most critical parts they are in turn two or turn four depending on which way the wind is blowing so we are on the lap 16 fifteen drop off some of the manufacturers Dave is to change any reports on that at this point Rick but for the Joey Logano 22 liter he can't see that outside line and Kyle Busch is leading him so his spotter TJ Majors is giving him painting a constant picture of what Kyle is. doing in the green and white car on the outside who's with him and what progress they're making just so joey knows if he has to send the seblak line marty and dave to answer rick's question now i'm not sure any of us do let it be known when they are coming down to the pit road yea this is right in the window when we thought they might come as Steve worries you see some cars fit early here and then to get to the end of the stage but they won't communicate on the radio all these teams opting not to say it on the radio instead of doing it over chat Chevy chat Toyota chat so they're all doing it over the computer you guys see this car 21 Paul Menard the air is so crazy that it is bending so much that it is actually broken. that cow comes out of the hood look right there you see her hanging from it finally comes out steve-o believe that well you talk about the turbulence everyone has been driving behind a tractor-trailer on the interstate and you feel your car moving sometimes than for 10 or 20 out of 200 miles an hour and basically violence and air took this hood panel off and now the rpg space you can run without that panel you just can't block that hole so I don't actually think that hurts the way they care 21 will be poured into it i act Usually think of the air being flow out under the hood area so we don't have to see if that's the reason the flapper is there if the car ever sputters towards back it's made to open let the afro air need the car try to keep it on the ground so it doesn't slip it's gotten chaotic and some of the lead lap cars are celebrating this 4th of july weekend coming or the Monster Energy Cup Series Coke Zero sugar 400 from the world racing center Daytona International Speedway Ford Continuing to dominate up front with Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski, but Kyle Busch has almost been a mosquito within that group.
Let's listen, he was like mine in a tree. I know they're all stacked together he gets behind the 12 he loses the elevens right behind the diamond you can see how long he had to live to avoid wrecking that race car he's very close very goodespecially during this first day the racecourse green no competition yellow these tires are taking tremendous abuse care more than ever at this racecourse because those big scoops on the far front today just spoke to Trent Owens crew chief about that orange 37 on the inside line they're in the top ten, Chris Buescher, and we've been showing how that rap is shooting up in the back of his car, there you see it again. way so part of it is he's going to lose time on pit road when they say to tackle him can they just cut him off? the exterior Hanlon goes with him in a Toyota Truex goes with him in a Toyota Hamlin says you know what I don't like this nineteen out and the woman those two cars now good for you I don't think you have the right to have to go with Kelly Kyle Busch in the 18th I'm too tight to work on the bottom we have to go up and wards have a lock on the front of Kelly field for ovals 1-4 right now and June talked about getting these wheel spin a lot more in this package and riders are used to doing twice now Brad Keselowski who is third in this group has asked if we can move our group to the top lane why would you want to do that?
Would that help turn a bit more? Well, because of the big blade, you have to turn the steering wheel more to keep the car down. You see those cars leaving the track. Denny Hamlin chases Elliott. They are dry. Their cars want to get on the track if you have to. turn the wheel real tight much more than normal because the big spoilers those g The bottom runners don't want to be bottom running because if they hit the high side look here on the right front tire Joey doesn't have that problem she has all the fine air she wants to be. at the bottom Behati works her car her tires a really frustrating desire to go to the top won't get that top line joy in motion legatos teammate Brad Keselowski currently running 3rd - listening to his radio you know what's wrong with the Lane guys well if you're in the outside lane it's a lot harder to get to the bottom when you're called out and we keep talking about how quiet the teams are they're not going to get that information early so if you're a driver you know you could hit soon your feet to be outside and get stuck there and not be able to get to pit road when they want you to party and Jeff, I think that's what's happening here on pit road.
ITS assume this, I think, in exchange for a night race last night g - a day race today I guess the crew chiefs and drivers Conn said hey let me run some more on that Curt thing, let me get an idea of my car. a couple of things marty i think they want to get a little bit of information if you're idle i'm here on card tricks to listen to this bass pro shop on board and the field passes me you can hear the noise you know they want to get a feel to their car but they also want to get good tires towards the end of the stage so it may be a fuel only stop which would be a gamble or maybe they just didn't want to put tires on very soon and have 35 laps.
About the time the points are paid in the lab fifty guys up remember we're still talking about the playoff picture keep talking about the manufacturers put the simple fact that there are 16 seats at the table and it's the big names that aren't in it from the playoff those points are going to matter yeah the points are going to matter you know it's going to be huge when it dries up under the shrek check k let off the throttle it ain't handling well enough to stay wide open look not even It's half throttle in the middle, corner handling is a back up and I also saw over 205 miles per hour for farmtruck June lock epic summer experiences with this
zerosugar bracelet grab a coke and check it out you're watching coke Zero sugar 400 on NBC Tuesday Jeff Foxworthy visits Egan and Tina Thompson are looking for the next big name and sketch comedy to variety and stand-up bring the fun that premieres Tuesday on NBC and right now it looks like 18 to go now only 17 is on the other side of the strip the Fords are working better together they have the top 9 positions locked up and we know they have to get on pit road here very soon because the window of fuel won't get them to go to the end of the stage that they were finally able to drag to the top that's the relief for a lot of these guys in that position in the top 10 and it's going to make it next to impossible For anyone, it's not possible to do rubble and bottom and bottom everybody's so tight right now plowing on injuries plowing you gotta get out you can't really build momentum get on board with hog our Kevin Harvick to show what I'm talking about right there it's right under the 22 it just loses the front and then when it comes out and gets that weight look here it's the little Stein now it comes out and the air ducts in the nose and I'll send these loose to hour inside america trying to save the back of the car is not going to be as tense because jr. let's say you just want to turn the wheel that much you're not asking that much of your car yeah if you could just look at the lap and look at the top 10 cars and see their acceleration traits they're all accelerating a lot more to the right now than they use in the party downstairs and you hear there were separate Ford meetings yesterday, one just for the crew chiefs where they talked about strategy and another just for the drivers and honestly I have one for the driver tell me nothing good is going to come of it. that because we can't get everyone in one group I have to give you credit right now nine of the best have done an excellent job probably around two or three laps you say that then the track broke the High Line and everyone is drugged to the bottle to block that run and when i say the word block you need to watch out for the 2 of brad keselowski because brad keselowski said no one should go in there they are blocking but they are going down too. to come to pit road thats ri gh they are coming you know it was the rush to get to the bottom the decision was made now mistakes can easily be made trying to get to pit road see if anyone makes a mistake here tomorrow and here they come, Brad Keselowski has the In the lead on pit road, you see Joey Logano, the leader, coming down the pit lane, but his teammate, Brad Keselowski, hits very early for these boys.
It will be fuel only for Brad Keselowski. Same plan for Kevin Harvick. A little further up the pit lane. running one two three hi Joey Logano Dave so it's got to be the right platform Marty otherwise I won't be able to hold together when they lead pit road and get back on the track. it's taken out and look harvick can have the pit road advantage of that group all the fords on pit road will the chevys come next now pit road is clear you have some toyotas and chevys and it looks like they'll all come every one of they're coming to pit road now toyota and chevy are making the way look at the group coming towards you kelly and her goals to turn for denny hamlin right here put on hard brakes three toyota teammates there for joe gibbs racing going down to pit road catches me Martin Truex Jr is at 90 percent it's just aero tight you see chassis tuning with no tires and Denny Hamlin's 11 also too tight to work the bottom end and Kyle Busch and there's a car record tip Coming out of pit road no ten tires taken with aric almirola issue in pit road he almost points for his pit wall right now as they are coming out of pit road ok n so here they come here come all the Toyotas in the Chevrolets that they're coming out of and the four of them remember they pitted earlier well look who's coming it's back here come the Ford sports on pit road first. those guys no to g and he might be pushing the Goodyear tyres, they have 13 laps to go, could people be worried that maybe he can make it to the end of the stage?
Sure chance to touch and watch Denny Hamlin coming up to pit road, he'll jump on the rear tires. locking the rear brakes trying to slow down and slow down pit road guys not just one pit road entrance that was a problem for 11 this was a huge save but he's only a pin to my left and when he came through here the left front tire completely locked up, so much so that a crew member looked back in Durham. that here first let's take a look at that olympic park so here's the problem everyone pitting at the same time you see what happened aric amirola couldn't get into his pit box if someone seems to just pit road at the same time and he is very back there it's on the road 33 lost The draft is the downside for everyone putting together someone is going to be left out everyone had been to pit road and now they're back up to speed it's fourth once again led by Harvick let's NASCAR nonstop Kevin Harvick Leading the Monster Energy Cup Series Racing from Daytona International Speedway, the world's top golfers are ready for the Claret Jug US Open which returns to its former Ireland for the first time in over sixty-eight years.
Coverage July 18 or 21 on the NBC networks and now the Chevrolets have decided to move to the back of the track to see if they can eat that lead the Fords have built Kevin Harvick Logano Suarez Keselowski Stenhouse jr. Blaney's employer is lined up on this top side coming in at six to approach the end of the stage, he's on the left tyres, oh I don't know where this is going to work out, he really put together some good racing. Groove I think the top has the momentum and the speed. You knew the brake was going to go somewhere when we get to that stage.
On the stage. Points will be paid. Someone had to make that move. aggressive went to the bottom took a packed spot and drugged jimmie johnson and all those guys with me but you ride along with a camera from fifth third bank was sent jr. but no guy that likes to shake things up in the draft that's denny hamlin, he's got a teammate behind him in another tokio to score tricks jr. Keep an eye on those two guys if they get a chance to make any kind of move here and listen so now jr. we were just going with him that's the guy we always see pushing the issue he's also a guy who really needs some reason so if you want to make the move you need to do it now try to get in front of that car 9 Marty , hey. jeff jr a moment ago I was wondering why no one took tires there.
I think it made sense to the Ford camp that all 13 would go into the stage when they faced him with no tires, but I really feel the shabby camp may have missed an opportunity there to differentiate themselves. from camp of four and maybe take tires this is the problem marty when you have a plan that says place before the race starts you are trying to organize 16 drivers that don't work we can't change the plan as chief of equipment. I'm upset Junior I know you would have voted retire give you four tires now it opens up our options in five laps at the end of the stage but when you're working with this bigger group it becomes complicated and you just don't have I know these plans are to help but there will be times during the race where these plans will really hurt some of these competitors. at least some progress keeping up, but Junior, why isn't the shortest distance around the track the fastest right now?
When they have a line of cars they go a shorter distance but they can't catch the guys against the wall which is right in the second third fourth fifth and that inside line is tight and they don't have two tires those cars are not handling well they are eating tithes having to lift the throttle not being able to really chase the pushes they need to be giving him on these straightaways a really good job with him kept him right behind Blandy getting alongside Blade II every once in a while much more on the throttle constantly on the throttle in the first three four cars on that exterior they're not picking it up right we're getting ready to find out how committed they are to this line of dashes because listen to you guys here think ricky stenhouse jr. it's night teeth and points he's desperate he needs a stage point and they're trying to finish fifth I don't think a guy like that can afford to do that in the same boat I just think they'll have to get it right on the inside the line gets closer every time further up front now as we see chase Elliott coming in right next to Ryan Newman's 12 chase Elliott the night followed by Jimmie Johnson's 48 is actually moving up almost to fourth Breck has a lousy wrench don't do it he's choosing not to do A side draft here and the reason is I think it's because those cars now going to sell are very close together if he goes to the side the draft guy is literally swerving the car behind him.
You have to be careful what he did. you do that you saw the 17 peek a little bit that blue 17 behind Keselowski's red white blue 2 think about this Kevin Harvick only four playoff points in 2019so he's sitting there leading this he's in he's looking at his mirror all the time he has to be p protected he needs this playoff point they look at a lot he's turned the wheel look at that red mark on the wheel he's turning it other guys back in the group and fourth fifth and OH behind, they're turning to scare double because that.
Dirty air makes the right front tire work very hard once again for Stage One in what has been a poorly controlled stage Logano minus 34 laps Kevin Harvick has led 12 laps and now they dive to the bottom and give the men something of the force. When they got to the bottom, some of them couldn't get to the bottom bracket. Lasky got stuck in the middle here. Yeah, so Kevin Harvick did what he had to do. He couldn't worry about all those sports. Doug Stenhouse in 17, going to push 22. Logano fights for this stage win as he gets ahead of the flat and will now start to walk Logano in front of 17 coming out of turn four behind that stage and all bids were off in the home stretch between manufacturers and teammates hey it's just a question for all of us to go at least forward absolutely Joey Logano falls offline has a little help from Ricky Stenhouse jr's 17. and beats Kevin Harvick in the 4th to get the stage one win that's playoff points and another step closer to the championship for the pit stops about to begin as the field now heads to the fairway of pits.
Marty nine much-needed stage points for Ricky Stenhouse jr. we mentioned that he's outside the playoff cutoff line. Quebec is the call here at this pit stop. It's going to be some Goodyear tires and fixing the free entry is a problem he has and you can hear his crew chief Brian Pattie on the radio. a problem Dave Ryan Blaney will come on his car was treacherous before the last change they made helped him out a bit he will get more Goodyear tires and Sunoco fuel as will the stage winner at the end Joey Logano up front to start the day. win the stage get that valuable point and you'll lead down pit road out of fuel and on four tires and everything will shake again off pit road race presented by Kroger chase Elliott three places it's time for this year's first installment of the hashtag from Toyota hey rod I got a tweet from a new friend named Kelly, she said we're here camping for the first time.
You have to come down and say hello. What she did know is that she was going to meet a veteran hero here this weekend for the 4th of July weekend. this s Michael Fling was in the Navy for 17 years now he helps out on the support side of the same group but first time at Daytona guys having a good time is this going to be a regular thing for you guys Daytona at the races ? huge i know you guys may also know he has a son michael and a son colton's friend kelly here we have two toyota flags and a harvick flag in the background good news just like at the track , these guys will work together to have fun. but it's great to see a hero like this here rick 4th of july weekend thank you for being here thanks for your service we definitely salute all the service men and women who have come out to enjoy this 4th of july weekend with us NASCAR on NBC is brought to you by coca-cola joy coca-cola make this the most memorable summer ever progessive stay on track with great rates at progressive.com sonic that's how you saw and by Toyota let's places where they lose some of this action coming to the end of it scenic look at Br ad Keselowski he's on the side Oh 18 car gets real tight in the middle there on the side of a spikenard great saves from these two guys I think illustrates exactly how tough are these cars the drought look at it horrible push weird red having a good time oh Man Wow they let a guard II in with no hands he sat on pit road really jumping you can hear that noise don't have he will have to enter pit road the first time and he will have sat in the pit box and then look at this mess that is the start of pit road the 34th just got a position no one could enter there pit box what you got steve down here in the pit box guest i'm going to talk about the
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I thought the handling would be better yeah I thought so too and not knowing what this green track can have for this tire but the drivers did a great job making it all work I think if I was back in the peloton . outside I have tires and maybe op ted to just fuel under this stage brake but interesting I was glad to see some guys especially Ricky Stenhouse and a few others jump and not listen to orders from the cog makers so to speak and show what pilots can do. I want this in my hands. as a driver ok I don't blame you guys I'm pretty much the same as a team boss I'm ready to call a few races for my own car guys exciting to finish the stage when I'll be down here watching closely to see how the race continues race, it will be interesting to see how quickly the Fords get away from Chase Elliott because right now, Chase Elliott is in a group of seven Fords around him, coming up to the Geico restart zone as we get ready for stage two and everything The ladies are just outside the top ten.
Jase is like he's behind enemy lines here, he wants to stay up there, not ruffle feathers, not do anything to screw him up in the middle, which means he's just going to having to walk he's gonna have to look at his drive in the mirror like it's the last laugh some lightning to make the bride's ladies stay with him makes that good friend and blaney off the track any really good excuse they have no choice but to push him because they don't want to push him though so Blaney got out of line and now he's chasing Elliott he's looking for friends but he doesn't have any that are very close to him you saw that red and black car on 41 so Suarez behind Elliott came up the runway Wow 48 He made a great move.
Jimmy Johnson made a great move right there. Gun under Truex, but you saw Torres go up there trying to sign that outside line, throw three taxes, so Kurt Busch's 1 is working the High Line that he's following. of him in a Toyota but he had a chance to jump up and get in front of the Chevys on the bottom line look at the two cars Brad Keselowski pushing Kevin Harvick he's not lifting going to lift look at them and look at Harvick's hands like no here don't push me here a And now, Brad Keselowski is still right on the rear bumper of Kevin Harvick's party, hey, Rick, remember what happened earlier in the week at practice.
Brad Keselowski. He wanted to send a message to the entire field. I asked him about it earlier this week and he said, "You know what, it was nothing personal against William, but sometimes you have to draw a line in the sand and send a message. Keselowski sending the message on the left side and we saw on the right side Junior was going through it to the back really helped save the front end of that car so wet it rained as much as we had if he couldn't stay here you see the hood damage but it's nice to come back through the same scene car on the top trying to block the one here Kurt Busch has a great run coming down the track and then it gets a little tight right there Kurt says I'm not going to pick him up today not around goes the 17th of Stenhouse Jr and the caution comes out only one hundred laps to go with Monster Energy Cup Series coke zero sugar 440 bricks from here you can get to the end of stage two on all teams via instant messages and some by simply saying: hello, come on two right now decided they're going to come to bush pit road between them fuel just for the new austin dillon and that break number three getting a second to a second and a half some old days put boyer the same things a forbidden fuel just the break of a break sit-ins go round that's God NBC is presented by Monster Energy unleash the beast Geico 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on auto insurance credit a bank's official credit card app requested It's perfect for racing fans and for Pizza Hut no one goes out hunting for pizza we just saw the contact between Kurt Busch and Ricky Stenhouse jr.
But Steve, that's not the first time we've seen that there's no Rick. If you go back to February, we had another altercation about the same, only reversed. You'll see right here, Kurt Busch's. two car contact Ricky Stenhouse sends the one around Evelyn looking towards the end of his Daytona 500 with just 50 laps reminds me a lot of this guy's Stenhouse with a Kurt Busch block strapped and determined to make this move sending the 17 around of the last pilots, did you remember that? so now in front is Clint Boyer who has chosen the outside line. Austin Dillon will be on the inside water again at speed for 38 laps to reach each stage; one of the things that could come into play is that inside they try to work together they haven't really been able to form this plan that they've had they worked so well with Talladega because it's been everything for us how it works this time for Chevrolet working together Austin Dillon now for another vying for position Behind them, Ryan Blaney, Anna, to watch the clip, boy you're up, exhausted, the last two weeks, he's had, he's been falling in points, he needs a good finish here, remember he's one one of those drivers who need to win he can lock himself in the playoffs here he finished fifth at Talladega you're driving a Chevy to find other Chevys on the race track while you're out there at 200 miles an hour it can't be easy he's out front controlling his race he just needs help from your spotter, the spotters will be key in helping you understand where the do-gooders ran to, so it was perfect to get past Austin Dillon who to Now he leads the field, he was told to save as much as possible on fuel, but now that he's good, then we'll see and interesting with Austin Dillon Austin Dillon is a family team Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress Austin Dillon Brandon's father, Austin, he's grown as part of this team, now he's the Cup driver.
The only thing about Cooke about Austin Dillon is that he loves hanging out with his pit crew, he loves hanging out with the guys who jump over the wall and I asked is it hard if you have to get rid of a guy he said we don't get rid of guys that's the only thing about it we want to make sure they stay on our team so we make sure this is the best place for that they are, so Austin Dillon is very charismatic with the rest of the teammates on his team, as well as the Austin guys.
It's great at Daytona, especially in July, for being in the top 10 in the last five starts here and they had the Chevrolets lining up together, there's five of them on the line down there, not all of their times have been good here with Leaf, it's been something really hard times our first race scared me to death watching this accident look at it the hassle the race track does it right there the craziest route the craziest accidents I've ever seen you saw that beer honey that's so scary to see every any time you see a car arrive in the grandstands how best to arrive at the fence location very scary situation I remember listening to his radio after that happened he immediately said ok well well right now it's up front Austin Dillon leading here at Daytona has once again won the Daytona 500 before hearing your usual if you don't get any content until the end of the stage we can make it run from new there we ran if we're late to the front without much time I probably won't be able to make it we feel like a few here yeah From where everyone stopped just now Steve was going to be close so if you run to the front you'll use more fuel but if you're at the back of the pack with this new package you can save some fuel so that's where Kevin Harvick is riding so in essence Rodney Childers telling him to hang out for a while , don't try to go leech.
I wonder how jr. He would react if you ever told him that Stevie isn't leading right there for a while, well there you see those green dots that are your soul when it comes to fuel management. Time with wide open throttle. The more green dots the less birds so Jeff tell me how easy it is for Kevin Harvick to run what looks like a five part layer in the package so this year Steve I think it's easier with this package. from you its so much easier to save fuel right there he lost bottom he i dont think he intended to go there i think his car foot jumped in proportion cause now he cant save fuel now hes in front of it herd look at the throttle also now it's wide open before you saw it was at half throttle while all these dream thoughts weren't lit now they have to be lit the only way you can stay there now is behindfrom the smell house now could save fuel and it's Austin Dillon has to worry about saving fuel what he's wearing at Daytona Austin Dillon continues to lead the Monster Energy Cup Series races from Daytona International Speedway you can get into the headset with access to the NASCAR scanner all weekend 99 visit NASCAR quiet/scanner Richard Dillon upfront is Chase Elliott that William Byron has moved into the top three Bowman Kyle Larson David Ragan and Matt Tifft the two ropes that run closest to the line of the front 6th and 7th right now last time we saw him he was going backwards across the grass he hit and put tires and started 35th and he's driven to 10th already look at the start here he's got momentum and the green flag is Roger is catching the rear of the field lifts up a bit does not actually change lanes before that start/finish line and now has that momentum has some here í and then a few laps later watch him cut space he feels but remember he has tires these others didn't take tires this reward for him later he's just cut it out there Marty Jeff I asked Brian Pattie a moment ago I said if this is the difference what do the tires do he said i'm not so sure it certainly doesn't hurt but i think we've done it and that's what we're showing and then he said the quote the driver made a stupid move while we were leading so jeff You know this sometimes, when you make a mistake as a driver, you're a little bit more motivated to get that track position back for your team because you feel like you let him down that he turned around again there for Ricky Stenhouse jr. that 36 car 36 car man I thought then the tip was leaving he thought he was going to spin but yeah I think yesterday I think it's bad and he wants to make it up but his car is letting him do it and I just believe in my heart but these conditions and days and the new tires are going to help I think the tires are going to help you but it also gives the driver confidence that the tires are not making a difference the driver might think it's the drivers going to do things take races take risks take passes make passes his tires are old worn out was upgrading some of the cars through the field they will start with Kelly and his first time winner Alex Bowman he is fourth in the line there at the bottom as he said he got his first career win ago one week well he was also second the last time NASCAR was in a super speed race at Talladega his crew chief Greg Ives drifted so he said patient but say jo that almost patients she was bald and she gave credit to Dale jr. for helping him get more aggressive and now I have a spin and Kurt Busch cue he can tell the left front damage on that car and the caution has come out once again yeah there had to be some contact here that it's the stuff from someone else's car so there's a car over here with more damage look here on this replay for a chance to see it looks like it happened laps three and four I wanted to turn the kid in there alone tied up to the fence, to the wall. got trouble and turn three spit it out there he goes well saved by kurt busch they will bring him try to put tires on that car get back in action unlock epic summer experiences with this zero sugar coke bracelet have a coke and check it out say it, you're watching the Coke Zero sugar 400 on NBC and the guys are going to talk about this race tomorrow on NASCAR America at five o'clock on NBC like sin and Jeff Steve will break down what we're watching right now Dale Jarrett then Wednesday make sure you tune in to motormouth because Eric Apple Rowland will be a part of that show and that's at five o'clock on Wednesday NASCAR America motormouth and ruts you'll get some fan calls on that show you know we will Rick that's one of my favorite moments it's a lot like being down here and take the first turn, you find new friends, you get on his roof, you check him out, but we could see Kurt Busch hit the wall here, we saw the scrape of what s tires happened, everyone here because we have such a good view. smooth but then we wonder how long before it shows up junior you're looking at how much some of these cars bounce if they qualify on that median line it's like watching pinball from here and spinning one it's amazing what the air is doing to them The cars you know talk about it over and over again.
That rear wing is so big that it makes it so turbulent for the group. We have seen that all these cars move. Gaughan there big Damage to the right rear quarter panel of Brandon's car. Branton is pretty significant there, which is why some came to pit road under this most recent warning. It started with Matt Tifft and Dillon Landon Cassill, all those guys on pit road, one of the more recent cautionary parties. they were all Chevrolets so there's a lot of communication between the Chevy drivers including Kyle Larson who you're on board with right now his plan is to let the 88 in so these five Chevys will try to connect and see if they can.
Drop those Fords, we'll see if it works out, it's possible to get a group of five, drop the pack on drafts only, those Strong's go back much further back than February so I think it would be hard to break away like we did. I've seen cars do here and when an opening is created, will they be able to get into that opening to see Ricky Stenhouse jr. David Ragan, those two guys are the first Fords as the field exits turn number four and now they turn their attention to the Geico restart zone as we prepare to return to action with just 22 laps to go on stage two. lost it Dylan he gets the lead if he chases Elliott he starts on the Chevrolet line it looks like the chase is getting in front of him an intentional restart you know to drag back there and make the team get both . yo to do that there are a lot of forwards on the outside they all lined up look at them coming on the three wides at the top brad keselowski look why i hate having to do that because it creates a chain reaction we saw ricky stenhouse at the back olan larson Miss Larson on the loose Kevin Harvick still has his hands
fullhe got loose again right there as they were picking up speed he's an outside line getting a big show from Logano and he's not comfortable let me ask you what is Brad Keselowski doing right now with the mid line and the outside line is that block because he said he doesn't like to block debug an email right now yeah he moved the ball he just jumped in front but now they're going to be outside like you said just not saying the bull car is driving well I think he's very uncomfortable he wants to push on the straight but he doesn't want one in the corners rewind here for the third good car 38 very uncomfortable right there squeezing and having to live a lot of speed that will cost Kozlowski listen go up and push to get it back put it back and with these cars that are three wide you ain't driving right they don't want to be three wide there's nowhere to go on this At the moment you can't get out of it keep your eyes on the ends in the middle on the line there with Brad Keselowski they are in the worst position aerodynamically and we are losing Harvard to the wall it flattens coming out and now Harvick on that outs the line ide has helped since 22 mark Joey Logano wants to get out of this middle nice direction of ours don't be 11 car right there there is a sad draft that slows Danny's car down, he is not able to take advantage of it while we see the other fin de vaca in the 38 about to get out of that car go fast reminder of the rules the end of the states it's official if we have weather this is florida it's july emerging thunderstorms all weekend ana i think it tends to be turns out because the radar starts to black out we saw denny hamlin turn up the intensity turn right and take that outside lane so brad keselowski is behind you pushing he knows his mark is fast ¿ what is that fast car behind him?
Marty and Brad Keselowski have had to work their way back up the field and here's the problem with not communicating what you're going to do on a storage rack Kapowski came in called a code word for the stop Brad Keselowski and others slip behind from a bear goes to 38 of david berger making contact man they also go into the infield grass, Fran looked like she had a handful of assault cars in turn four, she looked like she was loosening up a bit in turn four and I was having a hard time with that race car, Daniel Henrik, there you see.
Erick's eight making a left to return to the pits Suarez's 41 also did a lot of damage to Keselowski's 2 receives a strong push from the four and that just turned him around he hit the four heads quite hard and Brandes lost control of the car pushed Brad into the outside wall really hard there's a straight box shot with Kevin Harvick these cars are out of control and out of the hands of the drivers just trying to push him to get him into that center lane and just when he hit him, it just flashed brad then it all piled up and guess what when you all run in a line trying to help each other and something happens guess what happens to all of you you all get hurt.
I kind of think it's going to be okay, really awesome of Joey Logano and a lot of the guys behind them to get off the gas and not create more cars spinning and spinning and crashing and obstacles to go over and over that could have built up a lot more race Harvick smartly put his car against the fence like “hey I'm going to go up here and hope nothing hits me, nobody gets on this platform”. shot right there at TJ's senior party and you see Brad Keselowski on pit road he said scorching will is at 11 o'clock and this is every manufacturers worst nightmare you see four Fords there at that graphic that were involved in this accident and I could add four very fast Fords and that's what you don't want to have to lose some of your writing mates Daniel Suarez coming to the pits because Laos is key to his car if the steering is at 11 o'clock Paul Wolf reminded the team that we are on the damaged watch at the moment so they have a limited time to be able to stop repairing this and now Paul Wolf with the call take it to the truck that they finished for the day it was wrapped to blow you will talk with him at one point you plan on damaging Harold Kevin Harvick's car he said it looks like the right front fender is going to need something to hold it up for Kevin Harvick's car it looks like they'll be able to continue just fine but again Brad Keselowski wrapped up the day, yeah so Marty you talked about the Ford and trouble guessing what's four cars on pit road right now and they're all Fords, all sports honours.
Daniel Harris in the Chevrolet, just pulled into pit road and that's what we talked about. They can work together all they want but if something goes wrong then they're all going to go together something else jr. you know right like you said harvick leaned in there and hit it and we've seen a lot of those before that looked no worse than a lot of the ones we've seen I just think some of it is because I'm bad cars are driving and you have to go back and think about the tires think about that 17 he put tires I think tires are going to matter in this race Dave and that's why 22 is coming down pit road they said knock it down we'll put your tires on that and fill it up on Sunoco fuel and we'll go out there and see who's got it next year at Daytona remember Joey Logano won the first stage because of this good coordination with the Fords now it doesn't work as well before going into the back of the two they both wrecked only 14 laps left in stage 2 Monster Energy Cup Series Coke Zero sugar 400 i want to take a look at the ramp trucks built to serve well you look far away the dark crowds resist no it doesn't have to be a bolt of rain if lightning strikes in the area it could shorten this race only 15 laps of the stage can you keep these manufacturing alliances i say i'm not saying you're going to have to go finn yourself and with the intensity increasing with the weather you can avoid the big one you can avoid any kind of crash stay ahead of this race and win it seems not if its getting more challenging right now top five is chevrolet kostas dillon alex chases elliott will he shoot him Kyle Larson?
They all have the top five positions, but again they're not lined up nose to tail back there in six this Ricky Stenhouse jr. Ty Dillon his seventh and Denny Hamlin in a Toyota is eighth Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr make up the top ten not catching up quickly Alex Bowman another intentional restart planned to allow chain Chevrolets to sell Chevrolet plant is strict: Jelly did not let a guy think of an amulet - boos, gods in front of you. I'll tell you what makes it even harder. You mentioned the weather. It has rained all weekend here. it's going to be the end of the race so no that's going to happen but the 17 got a big boost from the 11 Denny Hamlin Gabe did Ricky Stenhouse jr. a big push now try to catch laterally to keep moving forward trying to push back Alexandra Chevrolet's 88 down there lemon light that outside linenot organized organized bruised bottle broke broke that bottom look right now and broke up coming out ricky stenhouse jr. after being pushed by Paul Menard's 21, that fluorescent yellow number 21, the other thing the house said has to do its job, the car drives great, it's the tires on it, everyone else does, so your Eastside recruits cars in the middle of the quarter. it really hurts the way they drive so he has to be careful not to suck the air out of it and make them spin and take it with him so right now im sitting at home in that blue car with a 17 looking at his mary's one that 21 to go up giving him a little shot here gave him a boost going forward that's a perfect setting there to weld on after the 13 though the 21 doesn't come down and he gets a side shot off the 48 which will help guys get a little ride here but now that the outside lane is organized now it's all bunched up it looks a lot better than a few laps ago now we'll see if he can move to the front and he's got the right car leaving that Stenhouse your car is fast Jimmy Fenton and his team b ck to brow Midway work so hard on this plate program I think they're good cars if you lead this pack so clean Clingerman jumps off the line they're on the outside those guys didn't go with him that's going to shuffle it again that the line and xterior isn't forming we have a mid mid out there I said I've been bragging about sending the juniors driving a good car almost lost because of how organized the Chevrolet will stay when we get to the last lap of this leg separate from team orders?
That will be interesting. We saw what the other manufacturers did at the end of stage one. I've been waiting to see Shirley on this. I'm engaged. They will be fine. right there chase elliott up the track he opens that door at some point the guys behind him have to fill that hole if not they'll get rick marty themselves ok jeff you mention it weather It will certainly shut down the team. I know that, but look who's sitting in Byron's third million, which is a backup car for that team after the crash with Brad Keselowski on Thursday, they had to stay for two hours after the garage area closed Thursday night to get the backup car ready and then came in two hours early Friday morning to finish preparations for today's race and the young man is doing very well at the moment and I think the member of the Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett said William Firewood would win this race Monday with a score that America Famer might be in a good position here and how much of a shake up Austin Dillon's playoff standings would be or get a win look at it right now the top ten only two drivers have won chasing Elliott Alex Bowman in the top ten right now and waiting for things to start to get desperate 10 laps to go to finish this stage and all three teams just told Austin Dillon we have lightning moving in the box, this could be for the win, so it's not going to be a great moment in the turn to calm down.
Here now, satellite, that's the problem with going, it's the guys in second, third, and fourth, but their cars don't drive well, they can't get up, they get pushed inside the house, look how far back 21 is to sit, look here in big edition moments these are happening that all these drivers lap after lap oh man look he gets tight and he has to pick it up makes Busch always turn around wait he doesn't know he's coming off the throttle all these guys are pushing hard Get going they are having a hard time doing it because of how bad these cars handle.
Shelby starts to pull away from that inside line and that group of about six cars right now, seven cars are pulling away from the group. Can they get away from the group with only eight laps to go this is the second groove you just saw here click order he is free to sit with you now he should be able to stop until that he won't say don't order he actually covers from behind everyone is happy and comfortable right now without having to defend now sent to him he was able to get behind Boyer now that the back line is starting to join Marty Chevy top 70 cars Jeff I want to go back to what we talked about in the top of the show Jim Campbell, the head of Chevrolet Motorsports, called each owner individually and each driver individually and I reminded them hey we're here the biggest sponsor right now Jimmie Johnson back there you're a seven time champion you're sitting at 70 you have a chance to win this race but how do you stick to that? plan junior youth in camp chevy before the big boss calls, do you go ahead with this plan even with many hungry young drivers up front and even a seven time champion in the back of this group telling you i wouldn't like ? whatever I want to be locked into any plan but my plan whatever will get me a win and I have a team team that wants me to win I have guys and I built this car brought to this track to win I know all those drivers feel the same way when it comes down to it but he's presented with an opportunity ty they're going to try to do what they have to to win this race ty Dillon in the 13 got up a little high couldn't get back in front of the 48 Jimmie Johnson's going up a spot and that moved him right there saw Clint Boyer just moved him out of the way he thought he was slowing down that lineup you know he had a good run to the bottom he was starting to gain some momentum he slowed down when ty lost his car and had to go up there that's one more chevrolet out of this mix and even some numbers just a little all four teams took a red turn House will stay with him dedicated Clint Boyer in the 14 Ricky Stenhouse jr. again that's the same car same guy over the week spinning around the infield just now he's here pushing go see Piggy get the 14 up front Dave and Rick just think about his position he didn't win in 2019 16 season and correct points. now on the fumble and a horrible weekend last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway a good day at Daytona would be great for Clinton to come back and second stage weather in the area would keep Austin Dillon needs to win to make the playoffs 22 Logano kidney they push him 14 big push back right away very very good push here this is huge look how many batteries go like 50 miles an hour faster all the way to second here comes Clint Boyer and they hold him behind him Ricky Stenhouse jr.
Joey Logano Paul Menard all manufacturers of the same make and they are working their way up the High Line trying to take the lead here at Daytona Austin Dillon what is he doing? He doesn't block the 14 which will help him. Let's listen. at 14 radius I'll be a second for your help Austin Dillon on the inside in number three ditched Boyer on the outside of 14 less than three laps to go these guys know they continue side by side Chevy on the inside Dashboard on the outside Great shove in that inside lane I never sent out Clint doesn't quite clear Austin giving the corner Couldn't do it now Guess it's hard to buy two for that inside line so those cars keep momentum going up they're getting tight they're tying up pitch down deep bruised by that outside line all those guys trying to push but narrowing looking forward now start a block Will he say which line to go high?
Side that he is two laps from the end, can they get mean? These guys behind them in the fifth and sixth row are thinking about how bad those cars drive right now with all that air out of them. a running pirate has to stop in front of him bunching up still to try and take an opportunity here with a white flag on stage once again for stage 2 Austin Dillon Alex chases Elliott to the top and they start to pull away from that outside line Giordano had to get him up to be a huge Blokland Denny Hamlin that's going to hurt that outside lane search Dillon a little draft I'll send him a car of mine he'll stay up a bit and keep these guys from getting hit they're pulling away is anyone going to steps out of the line and tries to take the win from Austin Dillon of these poor guys via three and four for the last time on stage two?
Dillon, then Bowman and Myron Dylan are going to win the stage I didn't see any Chevrolet behind - Dylan - Go I'm going to race that would have been worth a try. Those guys are instructed to stay in the lab, but I didn't really see anything materialize to use any kind of boost. Austin Dillon takes stage 2 and now they will head to the pits. -queue and make this summer's most memorable endeavor many memories are being made today and the 4th of July weekend this weekend as a field about to hit pit road tomorrow Chad Knaus praising his young pilot William Byron saying he's doing an excellent job at the top of the screen you'll see they take four Goodyear tires here too Sunoco fuel finished third on that stage said we've been on three meshes we've never been on the ramp Kelly his teammate team Alex Bowman said his race car the number 88 was just a little free it's going to be four Goodyear tires for the 88 Austin Dillon who won stage two said this balance is really good up front a tuning of air pressure for Goodyear tires and Sunoco fuel for all three and stop there and find a f New spots created by teams that simply changed their tires 37 were left on the floor racing ta Chris Buescher maybe trying a little strategy there a backup a backup of NASCAR on NBC they bring it to you on credit a bank there is a NASCAR credit card perfect for racing fans metro do what you want and buy coke enjoy coke and make this summer the most memorable of all we watched him going to break a team car trying to get into his pit box listen locking those rear tires i can't get the car slow down he has to back off i got to spend a lot of time here a lot of track position we've seen it before in the race jeff that car that's all 11 cars all of this exactly the same he doesn't look like a big deal either jr. but if you give up for a second, you know that trying to take care of something that might be four or five spots on pit road, remember that on pit road they're doing 55 miles an hour, well, a driver that You've obviously had a bad day, Brad. keselowski good morning well not the way brad keselowski wanted to end his day worst of all that happened when you watched the replay it seems like heaven gave me a good push but i just didn't have the grip and it lost so bummer for more like ahead we're going to win with that diwali scheme he rather put on a mustang but marty is a little unlucky not sure why he took off like that but he did and this is like this a movement on how many cars are there today period for everyone yeah it's hot and stylish it's like that for everyone and you know I thought we had decent speed and passable handling but obviously it was enough to take the momentum thanks man i've been showing you the weather behind the granny dstands that's been a big topic with all the crew chiefs and crews the sense of urgency knowing anytime if there's lightning within eight miles of the track will have q gotta get the cars off the track lets go DJ and Steve yeah thanks Rick ok DJ two stages in the books about a hundred laps assuming the weather stays clear we got 60 to go do you have any favorites when I look at this I think Joey Logano is the man to beat he has some good Ford teammates even though a few of them have gone there he still has enough help Stenhouse has to be one of those underdogs but a lot can happen here the Chevrolets they are lined up but at what point do you have to make a decision as a driver I am alone here I need to go win this race.
Sounds good. My next question. I like Joey Logano. I think he looks very strong. He is a guy. you're going to have to respond on Monday if you do something ng different at one point the white flag happened to the lab when you say no no I need the checkered flag yeah I figure if I have that trophy it's a bargaining power Pretty good at talking to whoever needs to talk to, so I'm going to try to make it happen probably on the last lap when we get over the issue. I like it. Rick DJ says we win at all costs.
That is what we are about to see and again the intensity increases because who knows when time. could be a problem crew members getting these guys out of these positions Logano and Newman one behind them Erik Jones Austin Dillon back through the gears going they knew they could get in there behind the 22 they couldn't get there Austin pushes Newman is in the wind of the meetings and puts it in the playoffs there right now, all out of the playoff picture, you saw the push of three of the six and the reason he couldn't keep doing it is the draft of 22 sides and took it out of looking six in this race Austin Dillon has great runof the 3 of austin dillon he had a claw from the 24th he is in front and controlling this race again there is no way the six of pneumococcus a veteran moves yes by god and he knows that it is a waste of time to try to block that that is a nice way to turn around so now the chevy vs a ford vs a toyota manufacturer with these three it's hard not to believe it's going to hell eventually but it's getting a big push from william firing ryan newman . up in the back of that 22 Carla Joey Logano Logano just moved up to be in front of another Ford look here look how fast Austin Dillon comment with the big push and Newman does it in Newton 9 to block everything causing a big crash so now it's Austin Dillon leading here Jones on 20 and trying to deflect Joey Logano's 22 leading that second line over that outside line right there with Matt DiBenedetto but he can get the big drive he led the most laps here in february has led the most laps of any driver on the entire super speedway at
daytonaat Talladega all year got a great line from Ford there in the middle contact there for Logano's 22nd with chase 9th Elliott this is not the same wording we have seen in past races where everyone was in control pushing each other this is pushing each other when they don't have enough control this is a new game of ball is not what we normally see in places like Daytona and Talladega this is a lot harder to see right there than 14 in the back of 22 just lost his car it was Boyer got a little tight there in that situation and we got green man it's not old tires it's arrows all the arrows that big spoiler right there on the back of that car 14 Clint Boy there's no air in the nose of that white 24 you gotta be careful it's a big surprise for these Drivers, sometimes when their front end just takes off down the track, they're not ready for that, these drivers can see it in their windshields too. that we Then just coming out of turn four here at the race track Newman six card is almost on the fence he can hit the wall just a little bit there he's very loose that's the day the air there where he is is nonexistent.
I mean the guys in the back. there in the middle of that control cars the track chasing the front chasing the rear look at this car here the only thing keeping it straight the wall we've never seen that before here so early in the race so unusual someone we haven't said party anything about that 20 from Erik Jones last year's winner won this race look where he is he's back in position we saw him on pit road early in the race making adjustments to that car they put him up front for see what I could do with it. look at the 22 he's doing now Joey Logano with the help of Ricky Stenhouse jr's 17. has moved to challenge for the lead Ricky is a wild man here at Daytona but he is definitely a big pusher the guys backing him go ahead your nerves I can't agree to mention the wild man when you mean Ricky Stenhouse jr. that wild man attitude has sent him into Victory Lane several times at these tracks it's good to go hungry that's the way it is for all drivers I like I like the style he has when he comes to these tracks he's aggressive you have to be aggressive and we see it up front here comes Logano has cleared all three starts to block he's not going down the race track the race track goes to the 21 Paul Menard saves him before going into wall control and then Bubba Wallace in that 43 own car 11 almost at the fence there these things are flying wild boar today look at him and he's getting big shot here well god i'll be able to clear all three and then i'll start running this race got organized from the two lines something has to give oh, something has to give here three wide behind him Logano no help behind all three now here come our Giants he was 2 legged back he made the move right bubba wallace was on the right back panel echo blaney smart was in the back of the jenny hamlin he was in awe makes the move take his spot now in front of austin dillon thats how it happened turn left there is tons of speed for the pad back look at the toyota handling today here my vice-leader date drove it sorry this toyota ford chevrolet bank is out the window now it's a race these guys will do what they have to do that's what we're looking at we're looking at this aggressive driving for which everyone trying to win the race themselves remember denny drove year off he grabbed his second daytona 500 february you got a toyota a chevrolet a toyota chevrolet hey you go hey you'll work only for your manufacturers in this situation blaney right here in the back of the he's like guys yo did a good job saving he's still catching his breath you won't miss it as we go NASCAR nonstop Denny Hamlin up front here Here at Daytona just forty-three laps to go in the Monster Energy Cup Series Coca-Cola Zero Sugar 400 and slow on the track is Kevin Harvick's 4th, can he make it to the pad?
Can you stay out of the line while the race continues? incident, they shuffled Denny Hamlin's 11 and then, while trying to regroup Austin Dillon's 3, they dodged Ricky Stenhouse jr. top 17 good cars with major damage in this crash Chris Buescher in '37 also Kyle Busch's '18 every time you see a guy come around a corner, he's going to cross the track, he's going to take a lot of guys with him , that's just one of the worst places it's not the worst place to be converted and we're blocking blocking that we talked about all weekend and I think a lot of guys might have Brad Keselowski's mindset about it I won't allow it I won't i'll put up with that we saw it today with kurt busch ricky stenhouse we just saw clint boyer get out of his car ryan blaney got out of his car a bit the race was intense but it all started right here the chevy on austin 3 dillon changed lanes lo try to do i think he's panicking what he's doing go back to the bottom where he blocked the 14th the 14th vote for three blocks you said it over and over again blocking causing accidents this is an accident at the front of the field seems to plant Mo pus yers hit all three but he moved and went inside and bothered all three a bit loosened the tree a bit but all three headed down the track to try to block anyway try to get there protect that line take that lead come on look let's go back and look at that first view because I think look at this first view so right here he makes the move like he said here comes a 14 a guy a good side draft on the 11 here comes a 14 a warrior now we have a great I shot the lawyer, it goes into his back, he's going to bend a little to the left and what he did, he drugged me three with him, the three of them at the bottom of the track, you know, I don't know that that was a block when we got there, he didn't have the intent to get there it's just a little bit of contact when you click you notice on the rear bumper three turned the three sideways he's in the back of that car three and then at that moment Austin is trying just to catch his car, he's driving or the race car trying to drive the back of the r acecar drive starts driving like a forklift then and then goes down the race track trying to get to turn one Kurt Busch gets out of this with no problem William Byron Jimmie Johnson and ty Dillon all capable of negotiating and passing so they're in the top four right now after this melee happens behind them look at 13 there's Ty Dillon and he can negotiate all of this pretty much unscathed and now he's in fourth place watch this from a team car right in the middle of this mess easy easy ok let's play like a half half half half half feeling helpless when you see smoke in front of me but you don't want to deflate yeah out of reach another look at that contact right there when he went to turn left that's what moved three down like we rolled there we got damage you know three cars coming back across the track no worries up that's why all four Joe Gibbs Racing cars involved in this incident there to see the damage to the eleven he was leading took it out Austin Dillon went to his outside he dropped the 11 back and then was alongside the ride when the 3 and the 14 made contact so let's listen to the observer's communication before during and after this Austin Dillon accident getting him to understand the fact that there was no one below him, you listen, you trust that observer and that's a very important relationship in this race track but you also know you have three cars and all these other guys have that side scare and you can see there's a car down there all three of them were out of control though i think austin dillon didn't care what the spotter said at that time, he was on the trip, my opinion, there is a storm. off the race track and there's a storm on the race track we just saw it's a party alright 138 to go rick it looks like a lot of the front cars are going to come down pit road you see those cloud buildings so this it could be an off-pit race that could decide the winner of this race or his decision of whether or not he's going to pit down on all the chat channels he told William Byron a moment ago on the radio that we're coming and he's There's been so much debris on the runway.
I want to use four tires, but I'm thinking of some Mako fuel. Only here there will be a lot of interesting decisions. Rick, I want to go over what we just saw again. i wonder if someone got down someone got up let's look again okay here we go here we've seen this several times we both think it starts right here all three of them go haywire so right now they go tonight number of hours sorry it's easy for all of us to sit on camera slow to say this guy did that and that guy did that but Jun you and I both know at that speed you're just for the ride it's not like you. re can be calculated and what are you doing when these things happen Clint does the move to the left which flipped the back of that car of three and flipped it on its side the three of them had to go down to the race track to take control of his car and Clint and Clint go to the right you can see the see?
Clint's cars turn right but again that's all in slow motion. I don't think Playboy got hung up on trying to destroy it. He knows that he will destroy himself. It's 495 hours. They're not in Caloocan's truck. 38 to go and we're going to see quite a few cars hit pit road in the morning well we talked about that decision you see right there Matt McCall leaving Kurt Busch on the track he's the race leader this Moment, William Byron. and Jimmie Johnson going down pit road and actually William Byron going for fuel solo this time as did Jimmie Johnson so the strategy plays into the storms near fuel only calling for Hendrick's cars one position on the track so important to them that they want to be close to the front if it does h There is a problem with the weather shortening this race.
Kurt Busch is in front right now. The
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Rick Speedway racing and fantasy are hard to line up and we know there's going to be a wild car well the big ones happen you made the right decisions you go to your garage before the end of stage two we'll have to see when this One's done, but another thinks this big accident has given Kurt Busch a great opportunity. Let's listen to the debate between him and his team leader. My favorite debates when the driver agrees with the crew chief and here's why folks. He has the lead by about 20 laps on this fuel, but that dark cloud is the difference.
We passed the end of stage two. If rains. would be the winner of the race with a few other names Marty behind him would be race days well Clint Bowyer not today wanting to get out of the race and that big crash then did you feel like it was Austin Dillon doing a block when you were there or did you feel like you let go his car? We have to be behind someone to have a block. You have to have a car behind you. he kept going down hell i dont know what you do what you say just nature the beast for this kind of run aminos i had a great run and he tried to block me and then i got off him and then he kept going down to try to block its just nice unfortunately for us , we had a real fast mustang y'know mobile forward one you know the brush truck sits in the back and i don't even think you can see the hubsof fast trucks, hope
fully, when I was sitting in a pile with the clutter. in all three created i mean the hale kid was doing everything he was trying to do to stay in the lead it was pretty dumb we put comlinks on top of the roof and pretty early in the race there was a lot of racing left to do . be aggressively blocking or whatever it was, but we'll do hell, we're going to the next Kentucky field.
I have been here for 58 days. Kentucky next week, I'm looking forward to that. later and when we have this 14 car marching back to where it belongs if you have a conversation with Austin about it in the spotlight and I Clem Boyer am not very happy with what happened out there I clearly felt that I was one block from Austin Dillon, it's very easy to see that, in his opinion, he mentioned the monkey on his back. he finished 37th in Chicagoland last week, now he was wrecked in this one, obviously the end will not come for Clint Boyer who was in playoff contention and is now slumping out of playoff contention. that bubble has a lot of guys in this race that still have a chance to win it's going to make it even more of a challenge to challenge him if we get someone outside the top 16 to win today propel them into that playoff race there's a clean hay right now plus , I know but again he can't go on and he's also out of the race the other one involved at least in the way this started he lost and Dylan is waiting with Kelly and Rick obviously we've had the advantage of watching that crash since multiple angles and slow motion it was hard to tell if they had clarified for you what exactly happened austin ok originally out of turn four i thought 9 and i could go through 11 but 9 was not clear i really thought which was kind of urgent because the lightning rain was coming so I jumped in there got a good push from the 14th and my plane as soon as I got past the 11th had to turn left and come back down to get with My Chevy teammates unfortunately in a very fast American ethanol Chevy it was great to win the stage just trying to get a race win that's it I turned a little left when it went left and he shot me there.
It kept coming to the left, I mean, I don't know, it's part of this kind of racing. I was being aggressive and trying to keep the lead and that's what you get. we started trying to keep it in front and had a fast car very proud of the guys we hate that it ended that way and hopefully we could work with Chevy to finish what we had started Thanks Austin Marty we saw chase Elliott in the middle of it Kelly which one was your opinion about what happened there? yeah I was kind of in the background pushing through there and I saw Austin turn around and you know I just hope you can stay long enough to -- and slow down enough to miss it so unfortunate that I thought our Napa Camaro was one of the best we've ever had here so that's unfortunate and i hate i hate that it happened it was like we were doing a pretty good job really as a group i just needed to move on chasing elliott ahead of time here and, as you mentioned the chevy is doing a good job holding it together we'll see if that plan stays in place rick well we heard the loss of dillon made the reference to lightning and right now we're seeing some cars heading to the pit lane that references Lightning, you know?
He talked about how intensely he would feel a sin coming on and then in the spotlight of the infield he saw lightning he's like oh that's why he was doing that because he thought the race might be coming to an end he can be declared the winner but has decided to go down pit road with a good serve so Justin Haley is on our score monitor and we're seeing a bit of off track lightning and of course dark weather but Justin Haley showed up as the race leader and was runner up in the Xfinity Series race on Friday night and last year in the Xfinity race he thought he won the race and he got called out for going under the yellow line which he can't do and he knows that still feels like you won that race so those guys gave up a bit they have nothing to lose they were going to get one to go but now the caution lights are back on the pace car how about this ? trying to come in here like McDowell who is in second place and get a win and lock yourself in the playoffs doesn't have that chance so Haley at 77 and McDowell at 34 are making up row one but again we went back watch out, they're not going to get to green here so listen to a car and you know with those guys they made a great call Kurt Busch Matt McCall made a right call they'll stay on the track but NASCAR gave one to go on. said we're getting to one to go that means they think the race will restart s or the car comes down pit road NASCAR goes one to go then out the back right out the back conditions change they get a light and hit take cancel so right now matt mccall is like he's in the right position you're getting one to go see get one to go no he's upset with that call to change it and then he says hey let's go back with caution and now the truck security will take the field back to pit road and we'll go to marty and kurt busch rick is furious on the radio listen to what he had to say it's him processing the information that you just exposed jeff that after you they pitted, called off the restart, and made that decision based on the call to go. you mentioned so Kurt Busch is not too happy with NASCAR's decision here Kurt fell out of the lead and now he's in 18th position that's frustrating red flags come out and you drivers don't forget anything you just got it Listen, it took a matter of seconds for Kurt to remember a moment when he felt like he was taken away and we saw him earlier today.
He had not forgotten. Stenhouse is a feb issue and the 500 sent me the first spin. It was definitely inferred. I mean, you always remember the races you lost, you always remember the ones you should. I thought you should have won so I mentioned Justin Haley in 77 it's 24 to Lant or excuse me 24 to William Byron who is second right now in this race so our scoring monitor is not showing us the exact numbers they were running. up front there but Justin Haley in 77 is correct so now teams are being told to cover cars due to storm in area lightning in area will cover cars red flag shown on field. with only 33 laps to go until kurt busch made that move he could have had a win today so i went down to the nascar tower to have a conversation about what was going on so what happened was they didn't have lightning with in the parameter on the right were clear so he gave the one to go and then out the back they immediately got lightning that was confirmed to be seven point four miles away then they had to go to caution so NASCAR wouldn't I had one in the area. they cleared it to go and then they got one in the back right away they had to call it's a timing issue it wasn't obviously NASCAR isn't looking at who's leading a race or who's on pit road when they make these calls that's exactly when something It happens that the caution had to go out or they had to go back to the caution and in this situation, when lightning strikes within eight miles if there are eight miles inside the place, they have to go to the caution and the red flag is a problem of security for everyone in the grandstands for everyone on the racetrack anywhere around this place, they have to do that for a security issue and that's not going to make Kurt Busch feel any better, is it?
I'm serious. You know they didn't want to, you know this was that they didn't make a call not to help him and he's not happy about this and you can understand that, but the way NASCAR uses radar and beam technology. once they got it they had to make the decision so Justin Halley right now is leading this race July 4th weekend at Daytona a year ago Justin Halley thought he won the Xfinity race look at this he's in the 24th making the move inside and he goes under the double yellow line to make the pass because of what he thought was the wind not allowing him to go under that yellow line NASCAR felt that he had advanced his position there and I think that a lot of people were upset about that call because they felt that this young man had made an incredible move at the end of that race to steal a win from a team in front of a team a team trying to build you're trying to become a driver a very young driver trying to make a name for himself in this one sport and that yellow li is not the center of controversy it's time we come to Daytona Talladega got going because we started meeting t res and four wide in the corners with cars on the pad of the track causing a big wreck so NASCAR put in effect the yellow line rule of trying to help the drivers a little bit to avoid us being in those situations speaking of the curtain, you know, Kurt Busch reminiscing about a 2014 race, you know he has a bone to pick with NASCAR, well you know Haley hasn't forgotten about the last one. year brought it up this weekend feeling like it was taken away from him in a race that he still feels I want today I won that race and didn't get the trophy or the money but in my mind I wanted it we knew the intensity was picking up everyone saw the weather could be a problem the big one happens because everyone is fighting for every position Austin Dillon Clint Boyer knew something big was going to happen after a red flag condition in the Monster Energy Cup Series Coke Zero sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway leaders lap of today brought to you by single courses and look at Austin Dillon Joey Logano the guys who have led the most laps Denny Hamlin Clint Boyer 5 and 3 respectively and the four involved in the wreck on lap 119 we're going to bring you up to speed on how we got to this point and rates started with a lot of guys talking about manufacturers working together. they have their plants running well and then we saw Hanley start to come into play.
Kyle Busch lost control of his car in front of him because Laska lost control of his car and from there everything started to go crazy, honey. Oh he has a great run here. in Kevin Harvick would help from the passing witness run we can sit how soon you're making the setup move kurt busch under him they make contact stand back across the turf and he gets the card for a show of kevin harvick stuff innocence will push his turn both cars against the wall what will be a lot more guys weren't picked up in this crash this would be a sign of more to come he is carving too hard to drive today brad said it was heartbreak but lost control in the bigger than you today austin dillon trying to rain it was getting very aggressive one stage two being aggressive here we hear him say look man im just trying to keep that lead flint boyer the real big red running on the turn one, card three is turned around again facing traffic, there's nowhere for anyone to go, everyone's piling into sebastian, i've been to the grass background to turn one and a lot of cars before it is a lot of fun. and then Kurt Busch, those guys, him and Matt McCall, they waited until one went away thinking lightning or rain or something was coming and they got the one going, so they went into pit road, but Right here they turn off the lights it seems to find the one to go in the back right away they got it they said they were struck by lightning they put Justin Halley in the lead and put caution back on no rain as far as I know the track is still dry , so if we get the weather going it should be able to get running again pretty quickly radar radar and again the inner circle which is the eight miles so if lightning ever happens inside that inner circle they have to have what is happening right now as a red flag condition to get the cars to the pits. road so as you mentioned Junior there is no precipitation anywhere on the race track yet which is great we don't have to dry the track for them to come out again we just have to make sure we are clear of any kind of security problem.
They may not be in the box, nothing against Justin Halley, but I'd like to see a little more racing today. This has been such an exciting race and we know these guys are going to get more intense and we have some like Justin Halley. with a n chance to win which you usually don't get that chance from the race tracks Todd Billin Ryan Newman Corey Lajoie DiBenedetto McDowell TIFF I mean all these guys really have a chance really some of them are out of the top 16 in points could seal your ticket today, atjust like Jones Erik Jones last year they locked themselves in the playoffs which takes a lot of pressure off their team and for some of these smaller teams it's a big deal to be able to get a win let alone be in the playoffs and celebrate do all the things you have to do the extra media exposure he does for that driver on that team you mentioned smaller teams a driver for one of those smaller teams that is next to Kelly and that's JJ Yeley and vaca among the guys who probably thought he had a chance to win this, was p4, but just like Kurt Busch fell apart when he was meant to be one to go to Pitt, right?
What was his opinion? He was a bit worried. see the story rm coming, he could see the lightning. I just didn't see how there was a chance that we could even go green so you know the bag was for us to stay in the smart drive warranty car and you know we went into that crash with a ton of debris so I just I was worried about cutting the tire so when they said they were going to one I thought maybe they would just give us a five lap shootout before the storm hit, better pit and unfortunately they only did one lap before the third caution again so it's totally about Moreno I mean we're still going to finish with a card that's going to be good and straight but we'll probably finish 15 to 17 if we get him a shot at racing again if it wouldn't be sitting on a p2 grid behind Justin Haley and it's been a great race for your sponsor give us an idea of what it's like for a team like yours to be in a position at Daytona to have a strong finish or win a top 5 finish for this group you know we brought in three cars this week to need to say I have a new sponsor on the car like you said with the smart test guarantees and you just know I don't even know what to feel it was at a time I was hoping it would be It's going to rain because it's very hot in the race car and you know now I hope it doesn't sway it comes out again JJ thank you thank you think about the hopes I mean you have you're on a team that as Rick mentioned we're going to bring three cars here three chances to have great results a new sponsor and he's running second at Daytona with a chance to time him perfect if it doesn't work out under a red flag condition as we're sitting here in the booth we have a great vantage point obviously we can see the whole track but we can see mainly out the window from the entry to turn one to the exit of turn four and we saw the first front come in in the rain ia and everything and we're starting to see another wave of rain coming our way again so not only is it now raining but it looks like another wave of heavy rain is coming he laughs there's your winner they tell him now himself Justin Halley won his first Monster Energy Cup
seriesrace thanks for what a family moment taught wrong we mentioned that a moment ago he's the one who really pushed all of this in the Xfinity
seriescars for nine years but you young man, as you said just now, I'm just a dirt racer from Indiana, you're a Monster Energy Cup Series winner, can you believe it?
It's absolutely a blessing, it's pretty amazing that I have so many wonderful people around me that have given me this opportunity to get to this level and on the stage that we were performing on, obviously Todd and my family have done a great job. but the Fraternal Order of Eagles all a f OE s have given me this opportunity Spartan motorsports is truly a blessing. I never saw myself running a Cup race, so I got a call a few months ago to do Talladega and it's just unreal. I do not know how. Hey, Rick was talking about your cousin's room you mentioned a moment ago that you jumped into. so you bought what you say was the worst room in the world you painted that room you just ever dreamed you'd even compete at this level like you just mentioned let alone be a winner no absolutely not it's the stars aligned and I don't I never thought I was going to recapture the redemption of a few years back at Daytona last year at Daytona and when I had the expense taking off so going back and getting Redemption and the Cup Series is great and makes that second place with a mate last year last Friday so much better how stressful it was sitting here talking to reporters while you waited for news well you just don't know I keep asking you know how you feel.
I like, well I can't do anything about it I mean if we're going to run and we're going to run if you know it's raining we're left with nothing I can't do anything about it so at the end of the day I was just uh just waiting ok todd who has an xfinity series owner have you ever won a wet race no i never won a race i think i think we might have lost a couple but i just remember james finch won a cup race with Mike Bliss one time, Charlotte and I were like, man, how lucky he was, you know? and you never won one like this way i feel like we lost them in many ways probably yes in many ways but we never won one this way for the family how special is this moment it can't be i mean no it can be more special i mean you know my sister melissa and who is justin's mom that my brother drew i mean we support this too and the whole family is very supportive and you know competing at this level like he said i mean fo e has been with me for I think I was thinking about it today.
I think 2005 was the first deal I made with the fo E and they've been with me since every year I go to his convention and we'll be there on Tuesday night, in fact, with all the people. since the fo E and every year I've been to the convention they've been very supportive they're a huge supporter of ours and there's nothing more I could have wanted today than to put that 77 motorsports spire on which I might have a little bit to do with, I guess here and there but that's why our motorsport 77 at Victory Lane with JJ driving it is not is not quite not the pinnacle of my life but it's pretty close there you go Justin Halley what a win for this family is Uncle Todd Braun.
I think mom Melissa is hanging out here somewhere. in fact its tears from mom Melissa about to give Justin a big hug what an emotional win for the 20 year old so this Sunoco powered win fuels the best possible word gets out that he just got winning at the highest level of stock car racing 11 years ago he crashed into a room at a birthday party and 11 years later he's a Cup Series winner and mom came to congratulate him and of course mom was the one you asked can i get a car can i race can i be a race car driver and now we see him win at the highest level at Daytona and if mom says no you won't mom said yes yes a Very exciting day for him, what a great race, I mean you know we unfortunately had to postpone the race to another day. but we saw an incredible race.
I thought we would. It was hot and slippery. Those pilots had their hands full. It came down to a small squall, lightning, that shuffled the game so Justin Haley could get this chance and win. this race there are a lot of people who have won rain shortened races fuel economy races never mind he goes home with the trophy and he will never forget this day and i just think about the start we have had to our broadcast half of the season we had the big Alex Bowman breakthrough last week, the weather has challenged us every weekend, but then we come back here a great story from Ross Chastain and then the icing on the cake: a young man who has very little experience in the Series of the Copa. doing a wonderful job you mention d the race was hectic had to keep his car in one piece there was a lot of chaos out there the team had to make all the right calls about the wind to whistle when not to whistle with the weather and with the lightning bolts and listen yo you've been lucky enough to win one of these rain shortened you hire them too jeff guess what when that trophy goes up to your house never mind the story you're the cattle r, you've won that race, everyone down there would. today taking this trophy was Justin Haines for more post race coverage go to NBC sports.com we're going to Monster Jam returning to your regularly scheduled lineup congratulations to the winner Justin Haley here at Daytona
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