Start Your Engines! It’s Time For The Daytona 500

Sunday is race day as the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season kicks off with the Daytona 500. Jeff Gordon taking the lead at Daytona, a bad break for Danica Patrick, and a historic first for NASCAR.

FOX News Radio’s Marghiee Teshineh has it all in “FOX in the Fast Lane”:

FOX in the Fast Lane.

Hendrick Motor Sports will be leading the pack at this weekend’s Daytona 500, Jeff Gordon winning the pole position, with a qualifying time of over 201 miles per hour and Jimmie Johnson sitting on the outside. As Gordon prepares for his final full time season and last 500, what’s the strategy?

(Gordon) “You know it’s kinda all or nothing for me. I got one last chance. I can take chances.”

This week Gordon told reporters it’s “highly unlikely” he’ll race a Sprint Cup car next year.

Danica Patrick crashes her primary car during practice this week and says having to go to a backup car to qualify won’t change her racing style.

(Patrick) “I just know that I have to race hard and that’s the end of it.”

And NASCAR names series official Kim Lopez as the chief starter for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Lopez will become the first woman and first Hispanic to flag the race.

Lopez has flagged races in the XFINITY and Truck Series for the past seven years.

FOX in the Fast Lane, I’m Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.

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