NASCAR DFS: Daytona 500 Track Breakdown
Matt Selz has the full track breakdown and Hot Pass for this week's race -- the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Are we all recovered from the Clash last weekend and that crash fest that it turned into? Well, don’t get too comfortable as we’ve got the Daytona 500 this Sunday to kick off the start of the regular season for the Cup series. It might not be quite as big a crash fest as the Clash typically is, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be crash-free either.
Daytona International Speedway is a 2.5-mile long Tri-Oval track that has some of the steepest banking all the way around of any track on the Cup schedule with the turns banked at 31 degrees and the frontstretch or the Tri-Oval as it’s known is tilted at 18 degrees as well. The steepness of the banking leads to incredibly fast speeds being run here with speeds reaching 204 mph in the middle of the pack during the Clash entering into Turn 1. That’s remarkably fast but now consider you have 39 of your closest competitors in...