Often accused of being set in its ways, NASCAR kicks off its 2014 Sprint Cup season, as ever, with this weekend's Daytona 500 - the jewel in the US stock car racing series' crown.
It's the first of 36 rounds across North America - from high-banked superspeedways to twisty road courses via short tracks and 1.5-mile 'cookie cutters' - but there have been plenty of changes in the off-season to talk about going into this weekend's all-important series opener.
Dillon has put the #3 back on Daytona pole © LAT
THE RETURN OF THE #3
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Jack Benyon is Motorsport News’ National Rallying Editor, a position he has held since June 2015. As a baby, Jack uttered Didier Auriol as his first words, a sign of things to come as he has remained involved with rallying at various levels throughout his life, including a day in poor weather watching ‘The Lombard’ at Chatsworth House. At three weeks old. An appreciation of IndyCar, NASCAR, DTM and Formula Ford often encroach on his rallying commitments, but Jack has overseen coverage of the rebirth of the British Rally Championship for 2016 and can be found covering BRC and BTRDA events in the UK for MN.@Benyon24 More features by Jack Benyon