Chase Elliott, who’s the Maximum Common Motive force in NASCAR, talks with media about racing at Daytona Global Speedway and the NASCAR playoffs.
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The NASCAR Cup Sequence hits the observe at Daytona Global Speedway Saturday night time because the regular-season involves a detailed and the 16-driver playoff box is about.
Here is all of the data you want to get able for the Coke 0 Sugar 400:
START TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET.
TV: NBC. Pre-race broadcast starts at 7 p.m. ET.
RADIO: Motor Racing Community. STREAMING: For many who can check in with their cable/satellite tv for pc supplier’s credentials, you’ll be able to circulation at circulation.nbcsports.com.
RACE DISTANCE: 160 laps across the 2.Five-mile oval for a complete of 400 miles.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps in step with level): Degree 1: 50, Degree 2: 50, Degree three: 60.
PLAYOFFS: There are 16 playoff positions and 14 are spoken for heading into Saturday night time’s race. There are 3 drivers at the bubble, combating for 2 playoff positions in keeping with issues. Matt DiBenedetto, in 15th, leads William Byron via 5 issues and seven-time Cup Sequence champion Jimmie Johnson via 9 issues. If the race is gained via a driving force who has no longer already certified for the playoffs, just one playoff berth will stay to be had via issues.
PREVIEW: Daytona set for regular-season finale with playoff spots at the line
LAST TIME: Denny Hamlin kicked off the 2020 season via successful the Daytona 500 in February after main 79 laps because the race completed beneath warning in time beyond regulation. It was once the primary of six wins this season for Hamlin. And twelve months in the past, Justin Haley, who gained Saturday night time’s Xfinity Sequence race, led one lap of the 2019 Coke 0 Sugar 400 sooner than rain hit the realm and suspended the race after 127 laps, leaving Haley the winner.
Kyle Busch (18), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), Ryan Blaney (12) and Denny Hamlin (11) combat for the lead throughout the 2020 Daytona 500. (Photograph: Peter Casey, USA TODAY Sports activities)
QUALIFYING: There was once no apply or qualifying at Daytona this weekend. The lineup was once made up our minds via the usage of NASCAR’s new competition-based components, which takes under consideration completing place from the former race (weighted 50%), rating in group proprietor issues (35%) and the quickest lap from the former race (15%).
LINEUP: The mathematics rewarded issues chief Kevin Harvick, who will get started at the pole after striking first in all the above categrories. The Stewart-Haas Racing driving force has seven wins this season to steer the collection. Martin Truex Jr. will sign up for him at the entrance row after runner-up finishes ultimate weekend in each races of the doubleheader at Dover Global Speedway.
This is the lineup for the Coke 0 Sugar 400:
Row 1: Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr.
Row 2: Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski
Row three: Aric Almirola, William Byron
Row four: Jimmie Johnson, Alex Bowman
Row Five: Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin
Row 6: Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon
Row 7: Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer
Row eight: Matt DiBenedetto, Cole Custer
Row nine: Chris Buescher, Tyler Reddick
Row 10: Matt Kenseth, Erik Jones
Row 11: Bubba Wallace, Ryan Newman
Row 12: Christopher Bell, John Hunter Nemechek
Row 13: Corey LaJoie, Michael McDowell
Row 14: Chase Elliott, Ryan Preece
Row 15: Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez
Row 16: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brennan Poole
Row 17: JJ Yeley, Quin Houff
Row 18: Timmy Hill, Ross Chastain
Row 19: Joey Gase, James Davison
Row 20: Josh Bilicki, Brendan Gaughan