As uncertainty still lingers over this upcoming football season, if there is one that is for certain, Sunday’s NASCAR race at Daytona is a must watch.
Even if you are not a fan of NASCAR or racing, you will want to watch this incredible race. There are four races to go in the NASCAR schedule before the playoffs start on Sept. 6 at Darlington. The next stop on the NASCAR schedule is the famous Daytona International Speedway.
However, this Daytona race will be far different than NASCAR has ever seen. For this Sunday’s race, drivers will be driving in a Roval track.
Yes, that’s right, a roval.
These drivers will not be driving on the standard 2.5 mile tri-oval. Instead, they will be driving on a 14-turn, 3.65 mile road course. This race will be the first road course race of the season. The race was originally supposed be at Watkins Glen, but due to COVID-19, it made NASCAR officials move the race to Daytona.
What is interesting is that this is the first roval race at Daytona for NASCAR. What is even more interesting is that none of the drivers have ever raced on this course. Actually, none of these drivers have ever driven or practiced on this course.
In other words, when the green flag drops, that will be the first lap any of these drivers have driven on the course. Points leader Kevin Harvick was asked about what he thinks and expects for Sunday’s race. “I think it’ll be interesting, I have no clue what I’m doing,” Harvick said.
I think that is going to be the case for a lot of drivers on Sunday. They are going to have no clue what they are doing.
With playoff hopes on the line for drivers like Bubba Wallace and a track that no one is familiar with, this is going to be must watch racing.
This is race you do not want to miss out on.