The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the regular-season finale on Saturday (7 p.m. ET, NBC and Peacock).
This is the final chance for playoff-hopeful drivers to take the final spot. Austin Dillon is the defending winner.
One race remains until the Cup playoffs begin. Here are the drivers to keep an eye on during the night race at Daytona. FRONTRUNNERS
Points position: 29th
Best finish this season: 3rd (Bristol Dirt)
Past at Daytona: He leads this list because he won last season’s regular-season finale to punch his ticket to the playoffs. This was his second win at the superspeedway, following the 2018 Daytona 500. He has 20 starts at the superspeedway with nine top-10 finishes, four top fives and an average finish of 15.6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Points position: 15th Best finish this season: 1st (Daytona 500) Past at Daytona: He has three career Cup wins. One was at Talladega in 2017. The other two were at Daytona. He won the 2017 summer race and this year’s Daytona 500. He has an opportunity to sweep the Daytona races and add more playoff points to his total. Bubba Wallace Points position: 14th Best finish this season: 4th (Las Vegas I, Kansas I, Charlotte) Past at Daytona: He has 12 starts with four top-10 finishes and four top fives (three runner-ups). His average finish at the superspeedway is 13.0. He does not need to win to reach the playoffs. He just needs […]