DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) There are a pair of certainties planning into the Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick will be the favorite, along with use of is certain what this actions will look like with this "Great American Race."
Harvick stayed best as a result of Speedweeks on Thursday by simply succeeding the primary regarding two 150-mile Budweiser Duel qualifying races , as well as victory provides inserted your ex boyfriend as being the top select to help acquire NASCAR's version of the Super Bowl.
Being called the actual preferred is the last idea this 2007 Daytona five hundred winner desired advancing straight into Sunday's season-opener.
"We prefer to become the actual lame-duck underdog. That's what exactly we're shooting for," Harvick said.
Harvick is a superb 2 regarding couple of at Daytona International Speedway. He additionally won a great event competition final weekend. This strong commence arrives at a time when Harvick offers observed some sort of harmony around their lifestyle using the addition of son, Keelan, whom was born final July, and as he mind in to his ultimate season with Richard Childress Racing. Harvick possesses already thought he would go on to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
"We've been lucky enough to succeed the primary a couple backrounds regarding Speedweeks. We've merely got a chance to retain a level head on some of our shoulders, definitely not get excessive above what we have done, merely accomplish exactly the same elements of which we have now done," he or she said. "If it really is used to be, it is used to be. I consider we surely contain the motor vehicle and also company for being in contention to try and do that."
But not anyone is very certain just what the actual 500 will probably appear to be using NASCAR's brand-new Gen-6 contest car. Sunday's battle will go off which includes a whole 43-car field, dual the number of autos in which played with Thursday's determining races. There were 19 cars and trucks around previous Saturday's exhibition.
Kyle Busch, one who did that in the minute duel, believes that extra cars within the trail will result in a a lot diverse battle in comparison with exactly what followers may see therefore far. All a few races at Speedweeks currently have got lacked much motion when drivers still find out the revolutionary cars and the best way this reacts throughout page views along with different aerodynamic situations.
"With extra cars away there, we all might discover it always be a bit more different arrive Sunday," Busch said. "There ended up 1 / 2 the field inside every race, obviously. There's planning to always be 2 times numerous good cars, two times countless middle with the wrap up cars, twice as much returning in the bunch cars. If you can receive your own automobile handling, driving, sense good, you can be in a position to become one of the guys that's up front."
Is Busch, who seemed to be wrecked away from past week's exhibition only 15 laps into your race, a type of guys?