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The Daytona 500 preview

The start of the 2020 Daytona 500. Credits: NASCAR, Getty Images.

The sneak peek of the 63rd edition of The Great American Race.

That time of the year has come. The Daytona 500 is just around the corner. This season we will see the 63rd edition of one of the biggest races in NASCAR. The upcoming race will be very interesting and exciting indeed.

The Daytona 500 is the opening race of the season and this year it will kick off one of the most anticipated seasons in recent NASCAR history. What a better way to start the season with the most prestigious race on the calendar.

One of the main talking points of the race is definitely going to be Denny Hamlin. He is the reigning Daytona 500 champion and has won two latest editions of the race. The no.11 car driver has always been among the favourites. The 40-year-old from Chesterfield, VA is chasing a three-peat and it will definitely be a special and crucial race for him. Denny Hamlin qualified 25th for the race.

New season always brings changes to the field and this year there are a lot of them. Christopher Bell at Joe Gibbs Racing, Erik Jones at Richard Petty Motorsports, Ross Chastain at Chip Ganassi Racing, Bubba Wallace at 23XI Racing. Of course, we will have two rookies in Chase Briscoe at Stewart-Haas Racing as well as Anthony Alfredo at Front Row Motorsports. It will be riveting to observe how these drivers will peform in their first races in the new teams.

We will also see some new face on the grid. Austin Cindric for Team Penske and Kaz Grala from Kaulig Racing have raced their way into the 500. Ryan Preece and David Ragan are the other open cars, which have clinched the spot for the Sunday race.

Alex Bowman starts the new chapter in his career – he will lead the field in the 63rd Daytona 500 in the no.48 Hendrick Motorsports car. He has had a great run in the qualifying and despite the issues in the duel, everything seems to be fine with his engine, so he will not need a backup car.

All in all, the Daytona 500 is always about the excitement and emotions and the 2021 race will be such indeed. Make sure to read all the updates for the Daytona 500 on the website as well as on the ASN NASCAR account on Instagram.

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