Fans at the 2017 Daytona 500 get an inside look at the future of racing & Kyle Busch weighs in on some of the changes


The 2017 Daytona 500 is now in the review mirror, and with all the drama you probably didn’t even realize you got a sneak peek at the future of driving during the race.

This year’s race was complete with 35 of the 40 cars involved in crashes, 37 lead changes and a dramatic final stretch finish. Kurt Busch scored his first ever Daytona victory, and his brother, Kyle, helped usher in another “first”.

Honoring Toyota Camry‘s 10th anniversary in NASCAR, the automaker made an unprecedented move.

Kyle’s race car was designed side by side with Camry’s production car. Fans at Daytona were able to get a glimpse of the new vehicle well before it will be in showrooms this Fall.

Another change for the 2017 race was the introduction of a controversial new scorecard. Kyle explains to California Life that the new changes break the races into segments. He believes this change will keep the excitement up and give drivers the opportunity to use different strategies to receive the points awarded.

Watch the video below to learn more about the 2017 race and speed on over to for more information on the 2018 Camry.