One last go around for Dale Jr. at Daytona this weekend.
FOX’s Matt Napolitano has ‘FOX in the Fast Lane’:
The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series goes under the lights Saturday for the Coke Zero 400, marking Dale Earnhardt Jr’s final cup race at Daytona.
With 160 laps ahead Saturday, many believe that the No. 88 Chevy is the one to beat and that includes fellow drivers like Kurt Busch:
(Busch) “He’s gonna be elbows out, sleeves rolled up going hard and he will be the car to beat this weekend.”
Meantime, Kurt’s brother, Kyle’s No. 18 Toyota team has been penalized post-Sonoma for not properly installing lug nuts. His crew chief Ben Beshore has been suspended one race.
And Chase Elliott is going to be behind the wheel the No. 24 Chevy a little while longer, signing a contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2022:
(Elliott) “You know I owe so much to Mr. Hendrick and what he’s done for me.”
Elliott will try for that first career win at Daytona Saturday. The young gun has impressed with three pole positions and 27 top ten finishes since joining the Monster Energy Cup Series last season.
FOX in the Fast Lane, I’m Matt Napolitano, FOX News.