Daytona Notebook: Ryan Blaney Earns Final Cup Playoff Spot, Martin Truex Jr. Falls Short

DAYTONA BEACH – Ryan Blaney climbed out of his No. 12 Team Penske Ford Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway looking simultaneously relieved and genuinely worn-out. He claimed the final 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff position after a 15th-place finish – six laps down – in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 regular season finale; he […]

Wet And Wild: Austin Dillon Grabs NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Spot With Victory At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With a huge assist from Richard Childress Racing teammate Tyler Reddick after a rain delay of more than three hours, Austin Dillon forced his way into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff and broke Martin Truex Jr.’s heart.  Dillon’s victory in Sunday’s rain-delayed Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway—his first […]

Coke Zero Sugar 400 At Daytona Postponed By Rain To Sunday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Those eager to identify the last two drivers to qualify for the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff—including the 15 eligible drivers themselves—will have to wait another day.  Persistent rain forced postponement of Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway until 10 a.m. Sunday. The race will be broadcast on […]

Messy Mayhem: Jeremy Clements Scores Daytona Upset In Wild NASCAR Xfinity Race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Friday night’s bizarre, attrition-filled, rain-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway produced an appropriately unexpected outcome when Jeremy Clements took the checkered flag under caution at the end of the third attempt at overtime.  Clements’ victory in the Wawa 250, a race that started roughly three hours late and […]

NASCAR Notebook: Qualifying Rainout Puts Kyle Larson Pole For Daytona Cup Race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Kyle Larson will start on the pole for Saturday’s all-important Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series race after rain at Daytona International Speedway on Friday forced cancellation of qualifying for the final regular-season race.  Larson won last Sunday at Watkins Glen and topped the Daytona field according to metrics, which by rule […]

NASCAR Weekend Preview: Daytona International Speedway – Last Chance To Make Cup Series Playoffs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Drama, intrigue and action have perpetually been a part of NASCAR Cup Series races at the sport’s crown jewel, Daytona International Speedway. And this weekend, the next chapter of the thrilling Daytona storyline will formally set the 2022 16-driver Playoff field. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday night (7 p.m. […]

Celebrity Spotting: Ryan Preece Jumps At Chance To Meet Barstool Sports Founder At Daytona 500

On Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, Ryan Preece was on the big stage as one of the Monster Energy Cup Series drivers fans were showing up to watch put on the biggest show of the season for NASCAR  But while Preece was part of the show, the Berlin native also spent some time of his […]

Denny Hamlin’s Second Daytona 500 Win Celebration Follows Gibbs Team Tradition

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Denny Hamlin was still grinning Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway, 12 hours after hoisting his second Daytona 500 trophy in victory lane. He met with the media, signed special pieces of speedway memorabilia and received the traditional Daytona 500 winner’s leather jacket during the annual champion’s breakfast. There was a […]

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 […]

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