This weekend, the NASCAR regular season will conclude at the Daytona International Speedway. Ahead of the final regular-season race, Ricky Stenhouse Jr spoke about what fans can expect from the event.
Speaking to FOX Sports, he said, “I’ve rewatched the 500, I’ve rewatched Talladega. Just trying to see those differences obviously. Both race tracks race a little different in itself.”
He confessed that he cannot see anything different, apart from drivers being able to defend their positions better. Stenhouse Jr admitted that if a driver is at the front, then the run will not be so large. In other words, they will have an easier time defending their position.
He attributed it to the narrower nature of the Daytona International Speedway. This is why Ricky Stenhouse Jr insisted that track position plays a vital role at the superspeedway.
Speaking about the playoffs, he admitted that he does not ramp up the aggression based on the situation. Instead, he is treating it like any other race, and he had a good strategy at the Daytona 500. His focus will be on trying to win the stages and earning valuable stage points.
The trick is to place in favorable spots and maintain track position. The important thing is to not start the final stage at the back of the pack.
However, he admitted that starting from the tail end of the order is not the end of the world, but it certainly makes things more challenging.
What Ricky Stenhouse Jr is going to do is- maintain his track position and be as aggressive as possible. Treating the stages like the actual race itself, he practices his moves and analyses how he can get a good finish at the chequered flag, once he is confident he can execute the move.