DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chase Elliott took blame to its very first wreck of ’s new season on a blustery day in Daytona International Speedway which had been shortened by rain.

Martin Truex Jr.. Topped the speed chart in his introduction to , also Bubba Wallace jumped to the very top of Saturday’s second session before sport caused an early end to ’s Cup Series practice.

Rosters were needed to track the offseason changes and fresh faces get yourself ready for the Daytona 500.

Kurt Busch, winner of the Daytona 500 just a couple of years past, now drives for Chip Ganassi Racing in Jamie McMurray‘s older chair. McMurray, the 2010 Daytona 500 winner, could close his career next Sunday with one last appearance in”The fantastic American Race.”

Richard Childress Racing hired Daniel Hemric to substitute Ryan Newman in a rebranded No. 8.

Newman transferred to Roush Fenway Racing, along with his first stint in his new ride ended to opening day less than an hour in a multicar accident. Elliott said he resulted in the crash and packed Newman in traffic to the display race of Sunday.

For ripping up equipment he insisted to teams.

“It appears as though that I just awakened. This happens,” Elliott explained.

The accident caused enough harm to force Elliott and Denny Hamlin in to copy cars for Sunday’s all star event.

Hamlin was only to test his car in traffic, a movement that ended in sheetmetal but he defended against as the decision that is right.

“I am a massive advocate of going on the market in the package,” Hamlin said. “These things happen… really no real fault of anybody.”

As teams gauged the speed and handling in these cars 2 Daytona 500 qualifying practices had been uneventful. There are six drivers vying to get four”available” areas in the Daytona 500 field, raising qualifying bets.

TBR is slipping right back to full time racing, along with an 18wheeler isn’t a portion of the budget.

Ross Chastain is attempting to rebound straight back by a roller-coaster off season by racing in his first Daytona 500. Even though there is a vehicle in the Daytona garage to him personally, there is a possibility J.J. Yeley can purchase the chair from under Chastain because Yeley has real time money without a ride.

When sponsor DC Solar pushed Chip Ganassi to employ Chastain to get a season in the Xfinity Series, chastain captured the rest of his profession in November. However, the FBI raided DC Solar’s headquarters after Chastain was hired. The host has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, prompting the Xfinity team to be shuttered by Ganassi.

An eighth-generation Florida Water melon farmer, chastain, was at the vehicle Saturday and parceled a schedule with teams along occupying for the Daytona 500. A driver shift can be made all the way upward until the Feb. 17 race, however, Chastain is focused solely on what he can restrain.

“Walking in to the cup garage and seeing a racecar with my name onto the roof being prepared to perform on the Daytona 500 is something I’ll never forget,” Chastain posted on social networking. He added an image of his car.