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NASCAR at Daytona Reside Updates, Outcomes and Highlights of the 2020 Avenue Course Race

Kevin Harvick arrives at Daytona on Sunday after doubling down in Michigan last weekend and taking sole control of nearly all statistical categories for the 2020 NASCAR season.

Harvick and Denny Hamlin were the stories of the campaign. Not only did they go from head to toe in the overall standings, but they also pushed each other within the races. Brad Keselowski has also been a top contributor lately.

The GoBowling 235 on Sunday offers veterans another chance to leave the field – or to make up for the field again.

Sporting News is following live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights of Sunday’s NASCAR race from Daytona’s street circuit. Follow below for full results of the GoBowling 235.

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NASCAR in Daytona live updates, highlights from the 2020 street course race

4:27 pm: Hamlin wins the 2nd stage. Truez Jr. is fined for accelerating down the pit lane.

Denny Hamlin wins the second stage on the Daytona Road Course, his 30th playoff point of the season. Harvick has 35 playoff points, Hamlin has the second most.

Others get stage points:

2. Bowyer
3. Blaney
4. Byron
5. Stenhouse
6. Preece
7. Truex
8. Elliott
9. Harvick
10. KuBusch

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) August 16, 2020

4:23 pm: Two more rounds in phase 2.

4:11 pm: Truex Jr. jumps ahead of Hamlin with eight laps remaining in Stage 2.

4:06 pm: Hamlin is back at the front.

3:52 pm: Chase Elliott wins the first stage.

Obtaining stage points in stage 1:

1. Elliott
2. Logano
3. Johnson
4. Bowyer
5. DiBenedetto
6. Jones
7. Byron
8. Truex
9. Custer
10. Preece

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) August 16, 2020

3:49 pm: Truex Jr. pits before the end of the stage and takes him out of the race for victory in the first stage.

3:44 pm: Martin Truex Jr., who has been mostly calm this year, is battling for the lead.

3:39 pm: Hamlin continues to set the pace for the field in Phase 1.

You are halfway through the first leg of the Daytona Road Course. Hamlin-Truex-Elliott-Logano-Harvick-Johnson-DiBenedetto-Bowyer-KuBusch-Bell are in the top 10. KyBusch is P28 after having previously ridden with this flat tire.

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) August 16, 2020

3:31 pm: After careful consideration, Kyle Busch decides to examine the tire. A frustrating start for him.

“Tire was all the way through, it wouldn’t have made another lap. Good catch. Make yourself comfortable and race a lot here,” Adam Stevens tells Kyle Busch. Busch is now 35. | #NASCAR

– Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) August 16, 2020

3:27 pm: Kyle Busch thinks he might have a flat tire. Hamlin hands him over to take an early lead.

3:21 pm: Green flag. A fun, rain-free street race on Sunday afternoon in Daytona.

3:13 pm: Engines Fired!

3:01 pm: There is currently pre-race activity going on and they are on track to start the engines soon.

NASCAR race start time today

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona Road Course will be flying shortly after 3:00 p.m. ET, provided there are no rain delays, as has so often been the case since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.

The good news is that in the event that the weather affects Sunday’s race, NASCAR has adequate lighting for the section of track to complement Daytona’s oval lighting. This means NASCAR could push the race late into the evening if necessary.

Daytona is a 3.57 mile route this weekend with the road course element added instead of a 2.5 mile oval. The race of the Cup Series on Sunday is planned for 65 laps and 231 miles with stage lengths of 15 laps, 15 laps and 35 laps.

NASCAR starting grid on the Daytona Road Course

Here is the starting grid for Sunday’s NASCAR race in Daytona:

Item
driver
Car no.
team
1
Kevin Harvick
4th
Stewart-Haas Racing
2
Denny Hamlin
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
3
Martin Truex Jr.
19th
Joe Gibbs Racing
4th
Kyle Busch
18th
Joe Gibbs Racing
5
Joey Logano
22nd
Team Penske
6th
Aric Almirola
10
Stewart-Haas Racing
7th
Chase Elliott
9
Hendrick Motorsports
8th
Kurt Busch
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
9
Matt DiBenedetto
21st
Wood Brothers Racing
10
Kaz Grala *
3
Richard Childress Racing
11
Jimmie Johnson
48
Hendrick Motorsports
12
Clint Bowyer
14th
Stewart-Haas Racing
13
William Byron
24
Hendrick Motorsports
14th
Ryan Newman
6th
Roush Fenway Racing
fifteen
Christopher Bell
95
Leavine Family Racing
16
Matt Kenseth
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
17th
Brad Keselowski
2
Team Penske
18th
Tyler Reddick
8th
Richard Childress Racing
19th
Bubba Wallace
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
20th
Erik Jones
20th
Joe Gibbs Racing
21st
Chris Buescher
17th
Roush Fenway Racing
22nd
Ryan Preece
37
JTG Daugherty Racing
23
Ty Dillon
13
Germain Racing
24
Ryan Blaney
12
Team Penske
25th
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
26th
Cole Custer
41
Stewart-Haas Racing
27
Alex Bowman
88
Hendrick Motorsports
28
John Hunter Nemechek
38
Motorsport in the front row
29
Corey LaJoie
32
Go FAS Racing
30th
Michael McDowell
34
Motorsport in the front row
31
Daniel Suarez
96
Gaunt Brothers Racing
32
JJ Yeley
27
Rick Ware Racing
33
Brennan Poole
fifteen
Premium motorsport
34
Reed Sorenson
77
Spire Motorsports
35
Quin Houff
00
StarCom Racing
36
Timmy Hill
66
Motorsport Business Management
37
Gray nagging
53
Rick Ware Racing
38
Joey gases
51
Petty Ware Racing
39
Brendan Gaughan
62
Bart Motorsport

* Grala replaced Austin Dillon, who himself reported a positive COVID-19 test.

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