Racing at daytona international speedway usually comes with a healthy dose of drama. Awful breaks. Near calls. Harrowing crashes. Overtime affairs. Ultimate-lap heroics. Underdog memories.
Nascar’s top-rated cup series ought to have all of the above at some point of its everyday-season finale saturday, aug. 28.
The very last 3 playoff spots are up for grabs as stock vehicle racing returns to the high-banked superspeedway weeks after strolling the street route. Almost 1/2 the sector is trying to clinch a postseason berth with a victory, along with seven-time series champion jimmie johnson. The excessive stakes should make for a four hundred-mile, white-knuckle experience at near 200 mph.
The coke 0 400 is about for 6 p.M. (7 p.M. Est) and will be live streamed by means of fubotv, which is providing a seven-day unfastened trial. Nba will televise the event.
Johnson is retiring as a full-time driving force at the quit of the season. He possibly might be thoroughly in the anticipated playoff field had he not ignored a race because he tested nice for covid-19 and had a second-vicinity end thrown out after his car failed inspection.
Johnson’s winless drought is at 119 races, courting to june 2017. He’s received three times at daytona, with his last one coming in 2013.
He enters the weekend trailing matt dibenedetto by using nine points and hendrick motorsports teammate william byron with the aid of 4 inside the standings. Johnson’s high-quality shot at making the postseason — assuming he doesn’t win at daytona — requires him to make up floor on dibenedetto or byron in the factors and not have someone beneath him inside the standings pull off a large disenchanted.
Including to the intrigue, johnson’s former longtime crew leader at the no. 48 chevrolet, chad knaus, is now atop byron’s pit field.
Right here’s the relaxation of the lineup.
Martin truex jr.
John hunter nemechek
Ricky stenhouse jr.