With the NASCAR Cup Series’ Bluegreen Vacations Duels completed on Thursday (Feb. 17) night, the lineup was set for Sunday’s (Feb. 20) Daytona 500 field. Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher scored the victories in the first and second events, while Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman claimed the front row for a Hendrick Motorsports sweep of the top two spots.
With the field splintering into small packs during the races and the only major Duels incident on the final lap of the night, how much will the main event reflect the twin 150-mile races from Thursday? Were hosts Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek surprised by Kaz Grala and Greg Biffle securing the final transfer spots among unchartered teams? And who has the edge among the top drivers entering Sunday’s Great American Race?
The duo discuss these topics and more in a pre-Daytona 500 edition of Stock Car Scoop.
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About the author
Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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