Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Elliott Gives Hendrick, Chevy Needed Boost With Daytona Pole

Elliott Gives Hendrick, Chevy Needed Boost With Daytona Pole

Bowman won the pole for this year's Daytona 500 in the debut race for the Chevy Camaro. Jones passed Martin Truex, Jr. on the final restart of the race.

Erik Jones needed more than a fast vehicle, good fortune and a bold move at the end to reach Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway.

Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward.

"It's aggressive speedway racing", Stenhouse said. The win was the first by Jones at the track he calls home. My first win at Daytona, My first superspeedway win. "What an awesome day, man".

"I didn't think we had a shot to win it there about halfway", Jones said. Ryan Blaney and Darrell Wallace Jr. fired back at Saunders, saying the 20-somethings were trying their best to win. Kurt Busch, who was involved in one of the wrecks, expressed his frustration in a tweet.

AJ Allmendinger ran third after a nine-car wreck ended the first overtime attempt with Truex approaching the finish line just short of the end of the white-flag lap.

This year's races at Daytona for Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck teams damaged the most vehicles at that track since 2012. Ty Dillon was sixth, followed by Matt DiBenedetto, Ryan Newman and Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon.

Jones, 23, earned Monster Energy Cup Rookie of the Year honors a year ago with Furniture Row Racing before joining Joe Gibbs Racing this season.

"I should have wrecked him and sent a message to the whole field".

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Logano (one win) and Hamlin (winless) have come oh-so-close before to winning the title, and an Elliott championship would link today's fans with the old-school loyalists who loved rooting for his dad, "Awesome" Bill Elliott.

"I just think it's cool for Erik", said Truex, who had Jones as a teammate at Furniture Row Racing previous year. "I think it's a great night, and it's a huge deal, and we're going to celebrate it". So happy for him, happy for his family and his fans. "The first one, (William Byron) blocked (Brad Keselowski) and from where I was sitting, I thought we were going to get to the inside of him, so I wasn't really expecting (Keselowski) to check up that quick", Stenhouse said. "We'll see where he takes it from here".

Chevrolet extended its winless streak to 18 races, its longest since a 31-race drought in 1981-82.

Austin Dillon celebrated his Daytona 500 victory by putting his signature, hand prints and right foot on a cement block on the track's Walk of Fame earlier Saturday.

Dillon has enjoyed the spoils that come with winning NASCAR's biggest race, including a visit with retired National Basketball Association great Shaquille O'Neal.

"I was frustrated with myself causing crashes like that", he said.

"The No. 17 auto (Stenhouse) just kind of, I guess, hooked the No. 18 into me", Byron said.

Brehanna Daniels and Breanna O'Leary worked as tire changers for Rick Ware Racing driver Ray Black Jr.

The drivers head to Kentucky this Saturday night. That spill took out Aric Almirola, among others.

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