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Chipper Jones named honorary race official for Daytona 500

For the next week, I'll be sharing my personal Daytona Diary to bring you, Richmond race fans, to the Daytona International Speedway for the start of the 2018 NASCAR season. "I think he'll be the surprising guy of this year".

"I feel like he's one of the most important ingredients in what NASCAR racing does going forward because of his family name", Harvick said at Daytona 500 media day.

FOX Sports will be introducing new vantage points to its Daytona 500 coverage this weekend, utilizing a tethered drone for aerial views on the backstretch, a record number of in-car cameras including Visor Cams, a Hat Cam as well as a return of the so-called Gopher Cam, an HD lens buried in the asphalt track. It's the most highly regarded race in NASCAR, and even people who aren't racing fans tune in to one of the world's most captivating sports events.

KYLE LARSON: The 25-year-old Larson was tagged for greatness by champions Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon before he landed a spot in NASCAR. But that rough stretch certainly can't cover up a hard truth that every other NASCAR team will contend with in 2018: Larson and his Ganassi team made incredible progress last season from outside contenders to weekly favorites, and they figure to be right there again this season.

That'snot to say that the 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion is taking things easy. Last year's qualifying show on FOX scored a 1.4/2.3m.

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"This is racing, and we are always working on actions to improve performance and that includes engine, body, aero, everything on the vehicle".

Ford hasn't officially announced plans to replace the Fusion in 2019, but with a new Toyota Camry taking Martin Truex, Jr., to the championship in 2017, and a the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 replacing the Chevy SS this year, a refreshed auto seems due. Jones' move comes with some big shoes to fill - he replaced 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota.

"No, because I don't have any money on it", Keselowski said, laughing. Considering the poor qualifying efforts from Truex and Keselowski, plus Harvick mentioning he needs to improve significantly before the 500, I wouldn't pick any of last season's contenders to finish in the top three.

"For me, I feel like, sure, I could stop; I've accomplished so much", Johnson said at Daytona 500 media day. Don't forget that the second Can-Am Duel race will take place at the conclusion of the first one, with a short break in-between.

OTHER NOTABLES: Bowman, 24, will start the Daytona 500 from the pole.

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