This Sunday kicks off the 2020 NASCAR Cup, Truck and Xfinity season with what I’m sure will be wild racing at Daytona. There have been some driver changes and rules changes since Kyle Busch won his second championship at Homestead/ Miami Speedway last November. For instance, this will be the first Daytona 500 run with the “New” package which was introduced after the Daytona 500 last year. The package includes a high down force Areo package and the Cup cars are restricted to 500 HP. I’m sure you all have heard me gripe enough about the package last season to know that I am no big fan of it.
However, this season you will see that NASCAR has recanted to some degree at tracks under 1.5 miles and effectively reversed the Aero package. With the drivers not able to rely on downforce due to these changes, the racing should improve tremendously. Another change that I’m sure many of you are looking forward to is seeing fan-favorite Matt DiBenedetto in the Woods Brothers iconic #21. Matt and the 21 team BTW are my pick to win the Daytona 500 this year.
Something else we get to look forward to is watching an icon, Jimmie Johnson, race his final full year in the Cup Series. This year is a transitional year. Next year we won’t have Johnson, but we will have Deegan. We won’t have the old car, but the new Gen 7 car. Things are changing in NASCAR, and I’m excited