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Who will win the Powershares QQQ 300? 2/17/18 — NASCAR Predictions

Austin Dillon celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach Fla Who will win the Powershares QQQ 300? 2/17/18 — NASCAR Predictions
Kristopher Love | 18 February, 2018, 09:13

A 2-time victor at both Daytona and Talladega, McMurray's number 1 McDonald's Camaro is one of the fastest Chevrolets at Daytona.

Over of the past three weeks, the INDY 'S resident NASCAR fanatic Mike V. has previewed his favorites to be this year's Cup Champion.

Mike Joy is covering his 43rd Daytona 500 Sunday, which is an incredible number. He's a big race fan. From a peak at the beginning of this century, when Forbes hailed NASCAR as "America's fastest growing professional sport", big-time stock vehicle racing more recently has endured eroding television ratings, declining attendance and a drain of marketable stars.

It all changed on February 15, 1998. It's a NASCAR moment that has stood the test of time.

Never heard of the racing sexagenarian? He had driven the No. 24 for Hendrick Motorsports his first two full seasons in NASCAR's top series.

All of the teams sustained damaged in qualifying races Thursday.

"I think our sport really benefits from maturity and experience", he said.

"Racing was always much more of a passion than as a fisherman", the father said. "We just didn't really want to crash today. We have the new Camaro ZL1 to compete in this year so it's making it kind of easy to turn the page on last year and focus on building the fastest auto for 2018". "At the end of the day", he says, "we'll be able to leverage resources from Charlotte and Pico to do more things".

Waltrip: I won in '89, and it took me 17 tries.

"I don't really know if anybody has it figured out". I knew the disappointment. "But I think we would have gotten in anyway".

Joy: They were not picked to win by everybody.

In all reality, any of the 40 drivers have some chance of winning the Daytona 500. The second Duel completed the even-numbered spots. Earnhardt retired at the conclusion of past year and Kahne is racing for another team. The one thing is just that the race at Daytona is pretty unique to itself.

DW: What's the best race you've ever run, where you got out of the vehicle and said, 'I could not have raced any better than I just did'.

As Earnhardt crossed the finish line, the grandstands erupted in celebration.

Martin Truex Jr. stands on pit road prior.

Childress: A lot of people had a love/hate relationship with Dale.

"For me, I feel like sure, I could stop. It's the third year that we've been doing that, and we seem to get better at it each year".

Waltrip: I remember coming around off Turn 4 and all the cars are backed up on the track. So, I kind of kept quiet, kept to myself. After the dust settled, Ryan Blaney would go on to win his first Can-Am Duel, edging out his teammate Joey Logano.

Joy: That was the first time ever.

With any luck, we'll see Sherry sitting beside Pearn atop the black and red pit box every Sunday, patiently tracking the 78 as it rips around the myriad tracks it now somehow dominates. But not to the magnitude of this. Patrick was ninth-fastest in the final practice headed into her last NASCAR race.

"I was just playing it safe", she said. I can't even begin to tell you how confident I was and how focused I was. I was catching him.

"I get to look at Jimmie Johnson, and I got to look at Jeff Gordon and Chase Elliott at Martinsville, and I still suck at Martinsville", Larson said. Let me help you. Her wish was to come to Daytona and meet her hero, Dale Earnhardt Sr. He took part in four Monster Energy NASCAR series races midway through the season, posting three Top-20 results.

"So that is probably the highlight of the night, better than finishing third. The beauty of it is that it is just the 150s, and it wasn't the Daytona 500".

Better leadership: "What would I change?"

Childress: It will be talked about for many years.

Pole winners made up six of the 36 race winners in 2017. It was single file for a lot of that race.

Of course, that is simply too many cars to allow in. Only three drivers have won back-to-back races, most recently Sterling Marlin in 1994-'95.