DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After one of the shortest offseasons in sports, it’s Daytona 500 time again, and the race kicks off the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.
Kyle Busch is the defending series champion after winning his second title in November, and the top three Xfinity Series drivers, including 2019 champion Tyler Reddick, have moved up to the premier series.
Oh, and seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring at the end of the year.
There are several storylines to keep track of this season, so here are the top five questions we have going into the first race of the year.
1. Will Jimmie Johnson win a race in his final season?
This will surely be one of the dominant stories of the 2020 season. Johnson’s 19th full-time season will be his last, and despite his 83 wins, the Hendrick Motorsports driver is in the middle of the worst stretch of his career. He hasn’t been to victory lane since 2017, when he won three races, and didn’t make the playoffs in 2019.
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NEXT UP: Which Hendrick driver fills the void after Johnson retires?
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