Trump Expected to Attend Daytona 500 Race Sunday in Florida

Trump Expected to Attend Daytona 500 Race Sunday in Florida

With his career-long ties to Chevy, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the relationship continue with a Chevy-powered IndyCar team if and when the two-time Daytona 500 victor takes part in his first open-wheel race. It has 0 to 14.

Winning the pole means little, if anything, at NASCAR's premier race. I'm really proud to put our Kroger Chevy on the pole on Kroger pole day for the Daytona 500. "It won't end my career in any way". "But you can sure screw them up, so at least I didn't do that".

He was surprisingly dumped by Roush Fenway Racing in October, long after the two-time Xfinity Series champion thought he was good for another year with the only NASCAR team for which he's driven.

He could move past Rusty Wallace and into ninth on the Cup career wins list if he emerges from the anything-can-happen pack.

NASCAR's seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson spent Tuesday at Circuit of The Americas doing a bit of window shopping.

Johnson spent time with a number of drivers on Tuesday (including Conor Daly, photo above), and also popped in to see McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown, who was given one of the Rick Hendrick driver's NASCAR helmets during their visit.

Running out front in the high line, Stewart held off two Penske cars over the final thrilling laps.

The decision failed in the blink of an eye.

While their starting positions are not yet set, both Justin Haley and Brendan Gaughan - driving for non-charter teams - posted qualifying speeds fast enough to lock themselves in the 500 field regardless of how they perform on Thursday.

Stenhouse had only taken the hotrod for a spin one time before the race but, he said, his team made it easy. "This is still the Daytona 500, something I've always dreamed about". "I didn't think I was going to be that nervous".

"We definitely have a auto fastest enough to win this race under green-flag conditions", said the 20-year-old Haley, who is now driving for Kaulig Racing.

Defending race victor Denny Hamlin was the fastest Toyota qualifier in fifth, followed by teammate Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola, who led the Ford contingent with the seventh-quickest lap of the day.

Defending race victor Denny Hamlin was fifth fastest. He crashed into a concrete wall in a race the day before the Daytona 500 of 2015 and broke his right leg and left foot. Busch was stuck in a hospital bed, the Daytona 500 just a race on TV. Busch endured multiple surgeries, went through an exhausting rehabilitation program and lost only 11 races.

He won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim his first title and hasn't stopped his climb toward the top.

His consolation may come from the fact that he is not alone in the star drivers who pursued the biggest victory in NASCAR.

Hall of Fame driver Dave Pearson needed 15 tries to win the Daytona 500.

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