Kyle Busch Looks to Defend His Sprint Cup Title, NASCAR Kicks Off 2016 Season in Daytona

NASCAR fans are in the Sunshine State for the start for the 2016 season at the Daytona 500.

FOX’s Marghiee Teshineh gives you the lowdown in this week’s “Fox in the Fast Lane.”:

It’s a new season, with new faces making their debuts in some familiar rides at Daytona.

Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Chevy will have a new pilot as Hendrick Motorsports turns the keys over to rookie Chase Elliot:

(Elliot) “It’s an honor to have an opportunity to be No. 24 and I think it’s great. I’ve had a lot of fun with it so far and everybody’s been very supportive, so I’m very appreciative there. But once you get in it, like I said, you can’t see what number’s on the outside, so you’re just trying to go as fast as you can at that point.”

Elliot is the youngest driver to win the pole position and will start next to teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kyle Busch is feeling a different kind of pressure. The driver of the 18 Toyota has a target on his back, but is enjoying being NASCAR’s top dog till race day:

(Busch) “It’s pretty cool to come here as champion, I definitely don’t mind it, that’s for sure. It is different, a lot of champ references to me from other people, fans, media.” 

The white flag drops on Sunday.

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