How two-car drafts have become crucial at Daytona

How two-car drafts have become crucial at Daytona

A new style of drafting has emerged in the build-up to the Daytona 500 as drivers have begun working in pairs. Diego Mejia looks at how the technique developed and why these tandems will probably determine the result of NASCAR's blue riband race on Sunday

Sprint Cup Series drivers will enter Sunday's Daytona 500 still discovering the intricacies of a new style of racing that has prevailed so far ahead of the season-opener.

During both the Budweiser Shootout and the Gatorade Duel qualifying races, two-car tandems were the norm throughout the events as drivers found running in pairs to be the most effective way of gaining speed and momentum to get to the front.

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