By: Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer
The run for the 63rd Daytona 500 hit race pace Thursday night when the annual Duels at Daytona set the field of 40 for Sunday’s Great American Race. Also, The Camping World Truck Series turned its first laps of 2021 with a practice session to kick off the afternoon.
With Austin Cindric and Kaz Grala joining the confirmed starting lineup, plenty of action (positive and negative) occurred under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. Wrecks, last-lap passes, strategy and lots and lots and drafting.
Below is the first of our gallery series for 2021, featuring the best looks of Thursday’s twin 150-mile races.
(Photos by Zach Catanzareti, Kickin’ The Tires)