Kevin Harvick wins first qualifying race for Daytona 500

Making of Mustang Part 2 The development

Making of Mustang Part 2 The development

"As we build the competition side of our race team, we're also building a strong marketing platform for our brands, most notably iK9, a comprehensive canine solutions provider for detection and service dogs", Ash continued.

William Byron won this year's Daytona 500 pole, but he's a +3000 longshot. "The big one's still Sunday". The podium represented three teams - Harvick from Stewart-Haas Racing, Stenhouse from Roush Fenway Racing and Menard from The Wood Brothers - and showed the commitment the Ford camp has made to work together to win Sunday's main event. No driver has won the Daytona 500 from the pole since Dale Jarrett in 2000.

"We are taking a very deliberate and methodical approach to becoming a NASCAR team", said Landon Ash, founder of Birmingham, Alabama-based Xtreme Concepts and owner of XCI Racing.

"We've come close to a win but it hasn't happened yet".

Harvick, meanwhile, wrecked in the first practice of the season at Daytona International Speedway.

It took his third time out for Harvick to finally get it right.

Parker Kligerman, a part-time racer and commentator for NBC Sports, finished 12th but high enough to claim one of the transfer spots into the 40-car field.

"We tore up so many of these superspeedway cars, it's just good to finally bring one to victory lane", Harvick said.

Xtreme Concepts, a key Jeffrey Earnhardt sponsor, has announced a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing and the formation of a new team that will run both Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2019.

"Tell him I don't want to hear it. Tell him to use his eyeballs". His incident with Busch was different circumstances, but Johnson was far more contrite than he was in the exhibition victory.

"JGR prides itself on delivering performance, not just for us, but for our partners", said Coy Gibbs, vice chairman and chief operating officer of JGR. "I just misjudged that situation". "Everybody's still trying to feel everything out but that messed us up right there".

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