Studs & Duds: Rams and racers shine, Buffs and Nuggets disappoint

Studs No. 2 – Furniture Row Racing

NASCAR: Daytona 500

After crashing their primary car during prelims, the team at Furniture Row Racing had short order to get the backup ready for the biggest race of the season. Similarly, driver Martin Truex Jr. had to overcome some long odds to get to the front of the pack, having started 28th in the field of 44. After 499 miles and roughly 5,279 feet, Truex and the FRR team led the race. But literally in the closing milliseconds of the race, Denny Hamlin eked out a victory. Still, it was the best-ever finish at Daytona for the Denver-based team who appears to be building off last year’s top-four finish in the Race for the Sprint Cup.