News and notes from the opening day of practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway.
Race Story and Results A week after dominating at Talladega Stewart-Haas Racing had a trying day in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. The good news is all four drivers will advance to the Round of 8 in the playoffs. Monster Energy Cup Series Playoff Standings Kevin Harvick looked on his way to an eighth win of the season with yet another dominating performance. But a pit road speeding penalty on lap 214 took away that opportunity and despite leading 76 laps, Harvick had to settle for a 12th-place finish. “Today wasn’t great from my standpoint,” Harvick said. “Our Busch Lite Ford was really fast and leading the race there and I got a speeding penalty. That was my fault. I tried to get a little too much and wound up going too fast. We will take it one week at a time. “We have had fast cars and whether it is speeding on pit road or flat tires or valve stems or fuel, we haven’t put together a full day except for Richmond. Hopefully we have gotten all that out of our system..