Kevin Harvick sat out both Daytona 500 practice sessions on Friday and he wasn't alone.
Trevor Bayne has his Nationwide ride exactly where it ended the past two seasons: in front of the field.
There are two certainties heading into the Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick is the favorite, and no one is sure what the action will look like in the "Great American Race."
Harvick won the first Daytona 500 qualifying race on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, where he also won an exhibition race last weekend. It positions Harvick, the 2007 Daytona 500 winner, as a top contender in Sunday's season-opening "Great American Race."
Austin Dillon was fast, really fast, during the first Daytona 500 practice.
Tony Stewart has reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014.
There are election-themed signs all around Texas Motor Speedway touting top challengers Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski, and even ballots for fans to pick their favorites.
Elliott Sadler and Danica Patrick both enter Saturday's Kentucky 300 optimistic _ just for different reasons.
Elliott Sadler confirmed Friday he will not be returning to Richard Childress Racing next season.