NASCAR’s Season-Opening Busch Clash Moving to Famed Daytona International Speedway Road Course in 2021


Busch Clash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Less than a month after Denny Hamlin celebrated his Daytona 500 crown in the sport’s most famous victory lane, Daytona International Speedway has announced major adjustments to the traditional 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season-opening race week – changing up the course of the popular Busch Clash race and condensing the schedule of Daytona Speedweeks.

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Winners and Losers from Daytona

Winners and Losers on Fan4Racing Blog and Radio

Editors Note: Here’s another new weekly feature ‘Winners and Losers’ at Fan4Racing Blog and Radio from our newest writer, Owen Stewart.

The 62nd installment of the Daytona 500 was, well, unique. First, there was the rain delay and subsequent postponement after just 20 laps. Then, there was the 19-car crash with 17 laps to go that knocked out some of the race’s top contenders. Finally, there was the second-closest finish in race history, with Denny Hamlin edging Ryan Blaney by just 0.014 seconds to pick up his second straight 500 win and third in his last five years. Unfortunately, Ryan Newman’s horrifying crash at the finish line that nearly caused NASCAR’s first driver fatality in 19 years overshadows all the rest. The race, particularly the last few hundred feet, brought about some talk and debates that the sport hasn’t had to deal with in nearly two decades. Here is the first edition of winners and losers from the week’s race. 

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Power Ranking after Daytona

Editor’s Note for Power Ranking Daytona:

Power Ranking for the NASCAR Cup Series is now available after each race by our newest Fan4Racing crew member, Owen Stewart.

NASCAR season is upon us again. And so, the Power Ranking begins.

With the completion of the Daytona 500, one of thirty-six races has been run in the quest for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship. Denny Hamlin got the season-opening victory, holding off a late run from both Ryan Blaney and Ryan Newman to take his third 500 victory since 2016. Since the season is underway, it’s only right that we get the power rankings off and running as well. Daytona is a race that can prompt big swings in the rankings, and this year follows that trend.

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