Hey folks! Here's my take on the Daytona night race weekend. The Trucks were off this time.
Saturday night was the Xfinity race. Austin Dillon won with 9 laps led, followed by Elliott Sadler, Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne and Benny Gordon. Rounding out the top-10 were Dakoda Armstrong, David Ragan, Erik Jones, rookie Harrison Rhodes and rookie Ross Chastain with 1 lap led. Joey Logano led 4 laps and was 14th. Rookie Daniel Suarez, the pole-sitter led 6 laps and was 15th. Brian Scott led 84 laps and finished 23rd. David Starr was 29th after an accident on lap 96. Joey Gase wrecked on lap 95 and was 30th. Rookie Darrell Wallace, Jr., Aric Almirola and Brennan Poole wrecked out on lap 90 and were 34th, 35th and 36th, respectively. Scott Lagasse, Jr. was 37th after wrecking on lap 58. Derrike Cope was in a crash on lap 15 and was 38th.
Sunday night was the Cup race. Pole-sitter Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won with 96 laps led, followed by Jimmie Johnson with 35 laps led, Denny Hamlin with 10 laps led, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch. Rounding out the top-10 were Jeff Gordon, Austin Dillon with 8 laps led, Ryan Newman with 1 lap led, Trevor Bayne and Clint Bowyer with 1 lap led. Matt Kenseth led 1 lap and finished 23rd. Matt DiBenedetto and Brett Moffitt led 1 lap each, before finishing 26th and 27th. Sam Hornish, Jr. was 30th after crashing out on lap 154. Danica Patrick went 126 laps and before wrecking out and finishing 35th. Martin Truex, Jr. was 38th after crashing out on lap 105. Kyle Larson crashed on lap 103 and was relegated to 39th. Carl Edwards and Brian Scott crashed on lap 85 and finished 41st and 42nd, respectively. Bobby Labonte was 43rd after wrecking on lap 2.
Come back next time for my Kentucky weekend recap.