Daytona Beach, Daytona, Nascar discussed on Leo Laporte



A and ninety six point one fm we're live from nascar birthplace in daytona beach this is nascar live race day back here at daytona getting set for the coke zero sugar four hundred segment eighty laps making up the one hundred sixty lap total and we were talking earlier came about how qualifying had gone kind of counter to what people had expected with the chevys flexing their muscles a little bit earlier absolutely but the fords they're still strong under the hood is where all that power is and one of the guys who's driving a ford and had a very good qualifying effort yesterday is standing by with our winston kelly and we're talking about michael mcdowell and rusty wallace always calls this an opportunity racists an opportunity for a lot of different drivers but you've got a very fast plus ford tell us about it and did you get any draft in practice single lap runs how about drafting yeah we did our our car was really shawl at practice there's not a huge pack but you know we had a pack of eight or nine cars were able to drive up through it drove really well kayla been all weekend obviously the speed in qualifying this shows what kind of speed the car has joe well you and this is an opportunity race majority of my top tens in my career come here shot it went in there as last year and this is by far the best car that i've ever had come in here so tonight could be the night you mentioned the top ten last nine times we've been here i don't know if you've looked at the numbers five of those top ten's seven top fifteen so this isn't a one off good qualifying what what is it about this type of racing that you had that too and like so much why i just love it i've grown to love it it was a real challenge for me coming from road racing and sports cars endurance racing exact opposite of what superspeedway racing was and and so i had to learn it and had to be a student of it and i just really enjoyed it the last you know five six years and i feel like you gotta have some luck on your side but there's there's a little bit of attala to get into the end of these races in gotta go your way but there's a lot of things you got to look forward to and he showed that talent that might be an opportunity to join me putin him in your fantasy pool this afternoon michael mcdowell rozov eight thanks wednesday and michael mcdowell actually finished fourth in this race last year but he mentioned as being an opportunity race perhaps it's an opportunity for matt di benedetto to flex some of his muscles he's alongside our alex hayden starting in the thirty first spot kim is mac benedetto and again not a fluke his sky was running towards the front of the field in last year's race as aj almond dinger comes by and says hello and he's own specific way but you you've had some good solid efforts here running at the front of the field needs thanks how difficult is it take maintain that track position won't make sure somebody works with you in the draft oh man well that's a good point that's a really hard for us to get anybody to work with us just because they see you were smaller team and they say the thirty two on there and they were like a small team car even even if our car has pretty good speed they do everything they can to not work with us presents an extra challenge for us on top of all the other challenges that daytona already has so we've we've done a really good job though just positioning ourselves you know usually we'll play a smart at the beginning and then like in the five hundred third with you to go you know and then got caught up in in the crash there with with a curtain blaney but i think we do it right hopefully we can make just a lap and three quarter farther this time we always seem to find ourselves in the front at the end i hope we can do that again got singapore occur on board his or this weekend matt benedito looking to capitalize on an opportunity in daytona tonight from the thirty first starting spot all right alex thanks steve post is now standing by with a.

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