Brad Keselowski Brings Jack Roush Back to Daytona Victory Lane
It’s been a long time since Jack Roush visited victory lane at Daytona, but Brad Keselowski made sure that changed in Thursday night’s 150-mile qualifying races. With a win in the first race and a crucial victory in the second, Keselowski and Chris Buescher put themselves in prime position to compete in Sunday’s highly anticipated Daytona 500.
Keselowski and Buescher’s Strong Showing
Keselowski and Buescher demonstrated their impressive driving skills, showcasing the speed and handling of their cars. Buescher even managed to take the win on the final lap of the second qualifying race, capitalizing on a misjudgment by leader Joey Logano. Despite Logano’s disappointment in his performance, he took responsibility for the crash and recognized it as a mistake on his part.
The Formation of RFK Racing
Keselowski’s win marks a major milestone for RFK Racing, the rebranded team formerly known as Jack Roush Racing. Keselowski, now the driver of Roush’s flagship No. 6 Ford, left Team Penske in November to join Roush’s organization and take on an ownership stake. His long-term vision for RFK is to establish a winning culture and get the team back to the top of NASCAR.
Keselowski emphasized the importance of building a winning habit and increasing confidence within the team, which hasn’t won a race in over five years. With the strong showing in Thursday’s races, it seems that Keselowski is well on his way to achieving his goal.
The Daytona 500 Field Takes Shape
Keselowski and Buescher will start Sunday’s race from the second row, behind NASCAR champion Kyle Larson and his teammate Alex Bowman. Six teams were battling for four open spots in the 40-car field, with two filled through time trials and one available in each of the two qualifying races.
The No. 50 Chevrolet, driven by Kaz Grala and owned by Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s The Money Team Racing, secured a spot in the Daytona 500 on the final lap of the first race. Meanwhile, NY Racing, owned by Black entrepreneur John Cohen, raced its way into the 500 with the help of semi-retired driver Greg Biffle.
A Thrilling Start to the NASCAR Season
Thursday night’s races were just a preview of the excitement to come on Sunday, as the Daytona 500 is sold out with an expected crowd of over 120,000. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will make his NASCAR debut, and the debut of NASCAR’s new Next Gen car, led by Kyle Larson, will add even more excitement to the already highly anticipated race.
Although the slow rollout of the Next Gen car due to the pandemic resulted in a more conservative approach to Thursday’s races, the teams are ready for a thrilling start to the NASCAR season. Keselowski and Buescher’s strong showing, along with the efforts of their Ford teammates, make it clear that RFK Racing is a team to watch in the upcoming races.
As a fan of motorsports, it’s always exciting to see a new season kick off, and this year’s Daytonaicioui
500 is shaping up to be one of the most thrilling races yet. The addition of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the Next Gen car only adds to the anticipation.
1. Who won the 150-mile qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway?
Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher won the 150-mile qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night, putting them in prime position to compete in Sunday’s Daytona 500.
2. What is RFK Racing?
RFK Racing is the rebranded team formerly known as Jack Roush Racing. Brad Keselowski joined the team in November, taking on an ownership stake and becoming the driver of Roush’s flagship No. 6 Ford.
3. What is the goal of RFK Racing?
The goal of RFK Racing is to establish a winning culture and get the team back to the top of NASCAR. Brad Keselowski is focused on building a winning habit and increasing confidence within the team, which hasn’t won a race in over five years.
4. Who will be making their NASCAR debut in the Daytona 500?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be making his NASCAR debut in Sunday’s Daytona 500 with his team, The Money Team Racing.
5. What is the Next Gen car in NASCAR?
The Next Gen car is a new car model in NASCAR, set to make its debut in Sunday’s Daytona 500. The car features updated technology and design, promising to bring a new level of excitement to the races.
With all of these exciting developments and the strong showings from RFK Racing and other top teams, it’s clear that this year’s Daytona 500 is going to be a race to remember.