NASCAR at Daytona is something you may be used to seeing. But the NASCAR Xfinity series running on the Daytona road course? That’s a new one. And guess what? It was pretty awesome.
The NASCAR YouTube channel put together a lengthy highlight video from the race. There was a lot of anticipation on the action right from the onset, as Turn 1 can immediately lead to trouble. This is where the onslaught of drivers, still racing tightly, barrel into the left-hander fighting for early position. The race was filled with awesome on-track battles showing some drivers diving more deeply into corners, dropping tires onto wet grass, and all getting up on the oval to show they can still absolutely rip down that back section.
I hope NASCAR adds more road course events to the calendar. My dream that NASCAR will begin to look more like Australia’s V8 Supercars seems more plausible with events like the one held at the Daytona Road course. These drivers can drive. And it comes out more clearly when they’re fighting in both high-speed and low-speed corners.