Power Ranking the NASCAR Cup Series after Daytona

Power Ranking the NASCAR Cup Series after Daytona International Speedway as the teams prepare for Auto Club Speedway this weekend.

The Next Gen car has officially passed its first test. The 2022 edition of the Daytona 500 was an exciting one, complete with a rollover accident at the end of the first stage, a couple of ‘big ones,’ and a nail-biting finish that ended with rookie Austin Cindric taking the Harley J. Earl trophy for his first career win. Wrecks took out many of the top contenders for the race, including defending champion Kyle Larson, three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin, and 2014 champion Kevin Harvick, among others. Ahead of this week’s race at Auto Club Speedway, we have some shake-ups in the power rankings, though the top largely stays the same for fear of an overreaction.  

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Austin Cindric Claims his First Cup Series Victory, the Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 20: Austin Cindric, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2022, in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Austin Cindric claims his first Cup Series victory, the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway late Sunday afternoon.

The time has come to kick off the 2022 campaign with the most anticipated race of every season. The Daytona 500 is a fan favorite for obvious reasons. Daytona International Speedway is home to some of the most chaotic, unpredictable, and action-packed racing on the schedule. Any of the NASCAR Cup Series’ drivers can win this race, and it happens by making it to the end in one piece. 

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Austin Cindric Wins a Thrilling Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 20: Austin Cindric, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Austin Cindric wins a thrilling Daytona 500 in the NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On the 85th birthday of his car owner, Roger Penske, 23-year-old NASCAR Cup Series rookie Austin Cindric beat Bubba Wallace to the finish line by 0.036 seconds in overtime to win Sunday’s 64th running of the Daytona 500.

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Toyota Unveils ‘Countless’ Daytona 500 Feature

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Toyota Unveils ‘Countless’ Daytona 500 feature of the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers and their history in the NASCAR Cup Series. Courtesy of TR

Toyota is proud to debut ‘Countless’, a new commercial featuring two-time Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, 2017 Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin.

The piece highlights all of Toyota’s incredible accomplishments in its 15 seasons in the top level of NASCAR, including 162 race wins and three championships. However, for Toyota – it’s not all about the on-track achievements; it’s about the memories made and the ‘countless’ celebrations along the way.

Produced by North Carolina-based What Not Films, which was behind Toyota’s previous motorsports commercial efforts – ‘Sign the Line’ and ‘The Dream,’ ‘Countless’ will make its television debut as part of the Daytona 500 broadcast this afternoon before beginning regular commercial rotation at the series’ second race of the season at Auto Club Speedway.

Brad Keselowski, Chris Buescher Make it a Sweep in Daytona Duels

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 17: Chris Buescher, driver of the #17 Fastenal Ford, celebrates with team owners Jack Roush (L) and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #6 Kohler Generators Ford, in the Ruoff Mortgage victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations Duel #2 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2022, in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Brad Keselowski, Chris Buescher Make it a Sweep in Daytona Duels for RFK Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series on Thursday night.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Roush Fenway Keselowski teammates Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher swept Thursday night for the Bluegreen Vacation Duels, but a last-lap collision in the second race wiped out then-frontrunner Joey Logano and spoiled a perfect night for the Ford Performance entries.

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