The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series kicked off with the Daytona 500, and as always with Daytona, we saw cars all over the track.
I was high on Team Penske all week, and while I was thinking Blaney and Logano, Cup Series rookie Austin Cindric took the checkered flag in just the 8th Cup Series race of his career, throwing a perfect block on teammate Ryan Blaney on the final lap.
Bubba Wallace finished 2nd behind Cindric, and might’ve even if they would’ve had another 20 feet of race track before the finish line.
And while that finish was everything we could’ve hoped for, we also saw a number of contenders exit early.
William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, and Harrison Burton exited early, as did Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and more.
Needless to say, it was a wild one on the track and it was a wild one on radio.
In the latest edition of NASCAR Radioactive, we get an inside look at what’s going on inside the car. Conversations from the drivers, the spotters, the crew chiefs, and as you can expect at a race like Daytona… it got heated.
The highlight for me though? Denny Hamlin ripping on Brad Keselowski for not letting up on Harrison Burton and causing a huge wreck that knocked him out of the race: