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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Daytona Road Course Race Page

Go Bowling 235
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - Daytona International Speedway
(Race moved from Watkins Glen International)
3:00pm/et
Laps: 65 - Stages: 15/30/65
234.65 miles
TV: NBC -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, August 15
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Sunday, August 16
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
6:00 AM-8:00 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
8:00 AM-2:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
2:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:00 PM NCS RACE
6:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Elliott holds off Hamlin to win first Cup race at DAYTONA Road Course: No practice, no qualifying, new course. No problem for Hendrick Motorsport’s driver Chase Elliott. The 24-year old Elliott gave a not-so-subtle reminder Sunday afternoon in the NASCAR Cup Series debut on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course that he is one of the sport’s very best on the technical road circuits, even sight unseen as was the case this week.[Read More](8-16-2020)

Paint Schemes

#9-Chase Elliott won the Go Bowling 235 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The win is his 2nd win of the year and 8th career win. The race was the first for the Cup Series on the Daytona road course.
#11-Hamlin finished 2nd followed by #19-Truex, Jr., #48-Johnson, #17-Buescher, #14-Bowyer, #3-Grala (filling in for Austin Dillon and making his Cup debut), #24-Byron, #22-Logano, and #34-McDowell.
Elliott led 35 laps on the day. He took the lead for the final time with 12 laps remaining and overcame a late race caution to win by .2 second.
Pole sitter #4-Harvick never led a lap and finished 17th.
Stage 1 was won by #9-Elliott. Stage 2 was won by #11-Hamlin.
There was a red flag of just over 30 minutes due to lightning just after the start of the final stage.
There were 13 lead changes among 6 drivers and 4 cautions for 7 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 89.39mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Daytona:
Chase Elliott won the Go Bowling 235 at the DAYTONA Road Course, his eighth victory in 172 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in the inaugural series event at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course.
Denny Hamlin (second) posted his first top-10 finish in the inaugural series event at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2020.
Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his first top-10 finish in the inaugural series event at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course.
Tyler Reddick (18th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Chase Elliott becomes the sixth driver in NASCAR Cup Series history to win three or more consecutive road course races; joining Tony Stewart (three consecutive wins: 2004-2005), Jeff Gordon (six: 1997 – 2000), Rusty Wallace (three: 1987-1988), Tim Richmond (three: 1986-1987), David Pearson (three (1976-1977).
(NASCAR)(8-16-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Daytona (race 23):
(3 races remaining until the Playoffs begin)

Pos Driver
Wins
Points
1) #4-Kevin Harvick
6
939
2) #11-Denny Hamlin
5
821
3) #2-Brad Keselowski
3
803
4) #9-Chase Elliott
2
775
5) #22-Joey Logano
2
754
6) #12-Ryan Blaney
1
755
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr.
1
753
8) #88-Alex Bowman
1
610
9) #3-Austin Dillon
1
501
10) #41-Cole Custer
1
413
Currently in on points
Points
Behind
Leader
11) #10-Aric Almirola
682
-257
12) #1-Kurt Busch
673
-266
13) #18-Kyle Busch
652
-287
14) #14-Clint Bowyer
618
-321
15) #21-Matt DiBenedetto
596
-343
16) #24-William Byron
577
-362
Currently outside playoffs:
Points
Behind 16th
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson
552
-25
18) #20-Erik Jones
542
-35
19) #8-Tyler Reddick
520
57-
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #3-Grala (driver change), #77-Barrett (driver change), #32-LaJoie (two inspection failures), #66-Hill (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Go Bowling 235 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the results Michigan’s race.
Michigan winner #4-Harvick chose pit stall 1.
Michigan runner-up #11-Hamlin took the 20th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(8-13-2020)

#4-Kevin Harvick will start from the pole for the Go Bowling 235 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
#11-Hamlin will start second, followed by #19-Truex, Jr., #18-Busch, #22-Logano, #10-Almirola, #9-Elliott, #1-Busch, #21-DiBenedetto, and #3-Dillon.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete GoBowling 235 Starting Lineup.(8-12-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Go Bowling 235 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #27-Yeley, #51-Gase, #53-Gaulding, #62-Gaughan, #77-Sorenson.
UPDATE: James Davison will drive the #51.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

Daytona Road Course

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Bill Hanson, Bowling Center Association of Florida
Command: Bill Hanson
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: Daytona Beach Police Color Guard
Invocation: Chaplain Joel Rivera-Mercado
National Anthem: Catina Mack
Flyover: HC-130, 39th Rescue Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base

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