Weekend In Review: The Daytona 500

Weekend In Review: The Daytona 500

CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2018) – The NASCAR season is off to a great start for Roush Fenway Racing.

Speedweeks for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series (MENCS) drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne started last Wednesday with Media Day at Daytona International Speedway.


The next day brought the Twin Duels, a race to determine qualifying for the Daytona 500. While Stenhouse and Bayne competed in the races, Roush Fenway NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) drivers Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric and Ryan Reed took to twitter for some commentating.

Reed started Duel 1 with a little Q&A session for fans before giving his thoughts on the race.


Briscoe and Cindric tweeted during Duel 2 from a different type of track.


On Friday, both MENCS and NXS cars were on track for double practice sessions.


We also debuted a special video featuring #TheProgram60 drivers.


It was time to get down to business on Saturday for the NXS race. Reed took the checkered flag in third and Cindric finished 40th.


At the conclusion of the NXS race, it was time to prepare for the main event: The Daytona 500.


Bayne and Stenhouse ultimately finished the race in 13th and 29th, respectively. Neither driver had the results they hoped for, but both look forward to finishing strong next weekend in Atlanta.