The 60th edition of the Great American Race gets underway on Sunday afternoon, with the 2018 Daytona 500 from Daytona International Speedway in Florida, the start of the new NASCAR season.
Fox coverage of the race starts at 2:30 p.m. ET with pre-race coverage beginning at 11 a.m., with online streaming available through Fox Sports Go. But the green flag to signify the start of the race isn’t until 2:49 p.m.
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Alex Bowman will start in pole position on Sunday, not a bad start after taking over full time in the No. 88 car with Hendrick Motorsports after the retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr. after last season.
To develop into a prolific scoring option, though, his jumper underwent some major refinements.
Growing up, the Orlando, Fla. native relied on his two-handed, shot-put attempt. He admitted Joel Edmundson Youth jersey his form was unsuitable for the next level, yet he never felt the urge to change it because his shot was successful through middle school. But the summer before his freshman year at The First Academy, Beau Bufton, the son of then-head coach Bill Bufton, helped alter Magee’s technique.
On Friday, in the wake of that news breaking, at least one player was truly unhappy with the fact he’d be burdened with new rules for the upcoming season. According to The Athletic’s Patrick Mooney, Jon Lester said it was all terrible and,
The beautiful thing about our sport is there’s no time. To be honest with you, the fans know what they’re getting themselves into when they go to a game.
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So basically, the fans should suck it up and sit through the games they turned on knowing they’d be long. He’s not wrong, honestly. Baseball is what it is and it’s probably not going to get new fans to tune in for being a few minutes shorter every game. But pace of play changes are here anyway and maybe the perception of the sport will change enough to attract new people even if the actual time difference isn’t drastic.
Lester backed up his displeasure by explaining that mound visits (which are one of the victims of the changes) serve a purpose in the modern game beyond just being quick check ins between pitcher and catcher, because of technology used in stadiums.