Michael McDowell pulls-off a stunner in the last lap of the NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway late on Sunday night.
In a stunning upset at the end of an action-filled, rain-interrupted Daytona 500, Front Row Motorsports driver Michael McDowell claimed his first NASCAR Cup Series victory after charging into the lead during a brutal multicar wreck in the third turn on the final lap.
If consistency was the metric to determine the NASCAR champion, Aric Almirola would have been firmly in contention last season. During the middle part of the season, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver set career highs in top-five finishes, top-ten finishes, and laps led with a stretch of five consecutive top-five finishes. However, a string of poor finishes and some bad luck at Talladega doomed Almirola in the Round of 12. He was unable to push for a championship.
With the return of NASCAR racing comes the return of NASCAR betting, and Cash or Pass is back to help you with your picks.
Though Daytona International Speedway is one of the most unpredictable tracks in the sport, there are still some NASCAR Cup Series trends that can be followed and analyzed towards making a selection. Here, we’ll take a look at three drivers you should bet on, three drivers you shouldn’t, as well as a couple that may be worth taking a look at.
Almirola, Dillon win Duels at Daytona for NASCAR Cup Series season opener Daytona 500. The Great American Race runs this Sunday, February 14th.
The Bluegreen Vacation Duels at Daytona International Speedway are the first points bearing races of the season. They also set the lineup for the Daytona 500. The finishing positions for Duel 1 set the inside line, and the finishing positions for Duel 2 set the outside line. These duels can become dicey with drivers fighting for a good finish to also have a good starting position for the Daytona 500.
Austin Dillon wins Duel 2 after a rain-delay at Daytona International Speedway for Richard Childress Racing on Thursday night.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As racing resumed at Daytona International Speedway following a two-hour plus rain delay Thursday night, there was a definitive sense of urgency in the field for the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 at Daytona as the clock passed midnight.