2017 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona 500

And were off!


Short and sweet this week seeing it is already Friday and there is a different qualifying format for this race. Back to the long boring articles for you next week.


Yahoo Driver Group A

  • Denny Hamlin
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Yahoo Driver Group B

  • Danica Patrick
  • Trevor Bayne
  • Aric Almirola
  • Paul Menard

Yahoo Driver Group C

  • Michael McDowell
  • Michael Waltrip


  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  3. Chase Elliott
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Brad Keselowski

Dark Horse: Michael McDowell

Stay Away From: Daniel Suarez

Big 18: Denny Hamlin

6 thoughts on “2017 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona 500

  1. Waltrip was terrible during qualifiers. We only play the first two segments which is 27 races, that means we could use the 3 rookies in C group every week and make it through the season. Which one do you like the best of the 3? I did like the way McDowell looked and Ragan as well. How would you rank the 5 drivers overall and why?

    1. McDowell is my favorite here as he historically has finished in the top fifteen at the plate tracks.
      Ragan is number 2 with his two restrictor plate track wins already.
      Suarez is three because of his equipment, but he won’t have other drivers trust when it comes to drafting yet.
      Then Dillon because of experience followed by Jones.

      Waltrip historically saves his car for race day and doesn’t push hard in practice. He will also hang out at the back of the pack to stay out of the big wreck early on and he isn’t racing for points, so he doesn’t care where he is at the new stages of the race. He will make his way towards the front late in the race, but he usually has to make some questionable moves to get there which can result in him causing or being a part of the big one.

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