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Denny Hamlin Gets Emotional Second Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Five weeks after the death of Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs, the driver he discovered won the Daytona 500 for the second time. In a two-lap dash in overtime Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, Denny Hamlin held off teammate Kyle Busch to win the 61st running of the Great American […]

Ryan Preece Shows Slick Moves, Makes Big Statement In First Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – As far as Daytona 500 debuts go Ryan Preece was plenty encouraged if not wholly satisfied with his eighth-place finish Sunday night. He was running top-five, had even pushed into the top-three with a lap to go, but got shuffled out by veterans as the checkered flag flew to close out […]

Daytona 500 Notebook: Clint Boywer’s Last Ditch Effort Ends With Nine-Car Wreck

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The timing was right. Unfortunately, from Clint Bowyer’s standpoint, the execution left something to be desired. Bowyer was running out of time after a restart with two laps left in regulation in Sunday’s Daytona 500. On the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway, he ducked to the inside of Michael McDowell’s Ford […]

Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick Lead Ford Sweep Of Daytona Duel Qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Straight-line speed in qualifying is one thing. Speed and drivability in the draft is something quite different, as the Ford camp proved decisively in Thursday night’s Gander RV Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway. Kevin Harvick led the last 44 laps on Thursday night to win the […]

Kevin Harvick Wins First Daytona Duel; Ryan Preece Runs Solid 10th

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Kevin Harvick led the last 44 laps on Thursday night to win the first Gander RV Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying race for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Harvick finished .165 seconds ahead of fellow Ford driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who edged Paul […]

Jimmie Johnson And Kyle Busch Tango In The Duel At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – A pair of NASCAR champions created the only on-track incident in the Gander RV Duel #1 at Daytona Thursday night – one of two qualifying races to set Sunday’s Daytona 500 field (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson collided with 2015 champion Kyle […]

Bubba Wallace Returns To Daytona For Another Shot At The Great American Race

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Bubba Wallace made his first trip – ever – to Disney World this week visiting the amusement park – located an hour and a half south of Daytona Beach – with his good buddy and fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney. They rode the famous rides, saw Cinderella’s […]

Ryan Preece Continues To Buck The Odds In Move To Monster Energy Cup Series

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Ryan Preece has added his name to a very short list. The number of modified champions who have ventured into NASCAR’s premier series and enjoyed even a modicum of success can be expressed in single digits. Jimmy Spencer won two races in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, […]

Daniel Suarez Fighting To Stay Patient In New Surroundings At Stewart-Haas

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – What’s the greatest challenge for driver Daniel Suarez as he transitions from one powerhouse team to another? Avoiding gluttony—in a figurative sense, of course. Suarez knows he needs to exercise patience as he learns the ropes at Stewart-Haas Racing after a spotty two years with Joe Gibbs Racing. But Suarez also […]

New Team, Same Goal For Martin Truex Jr.: Get Daytona 500 Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Martin Truex Jr. showed up for Daytona 500 Media Day looking relaxed but speaking of high expectations for his debut season driving the No. 19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Truex moved to the Gibbs stable this year after spending five seasons with the Furniture Row Racing organization where he enjoyed […]

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