Daytona 500 Notebook: Kyle Busch Watches Victory Slip Away Again

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Busch was leading Sunday’s Daytona 500 with two laps remaining, looking poised to at long last celebrate with the sport’s most celebrated trophy. This was Busch’s points-paying debut driving the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet after a 15-year run and double-championship effort with the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team. […]

Yellow Fever: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins In Double Overtime Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the longest DAYTONA 500 in NASCAR history, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got help from an unexpected source and won the sport’s most prestigious race when a wild wreck froze the field in the second overtime.  Stenhouse and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano were battling for the lead on Lap […]

Good Day Gone Bad: Daytona 500 Ends With Wrecked Car For Ryan Preece 

The final rundown won’t show it, but it’s fair to say they knew Ryan Preece was there Sunday in the Daytona 500. Preece, of Berlin, was making his first Cup Series points event start for Stewart-Haas Racing Sunday in Daytona.  Preece started 20th in the 40-car field but made his way quickly toward the front […]

Austin Hill Wins NASCAR Xfinity Series Opener In Overtime Photo Finish At Daytona 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After Sam Mayer spun on the roof of his Chevrolet on the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway, trailing a shower of sparks, Austin Hill, Justin Allgaier and John Hunter Nemechek sat in their cars and waited.  And after what must have seemed an eternity to the drivers, NASCAR reviewed video of […]

Saturday Daytona Notebook: Enough With Practice, Next Up Is The Great American Race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Toyota drivers hope no practice makes perfect. Ford drivers, on the other hand, think they found something en masse during Saturday’s final practice for the Daytona 500. At least Brad Keselowski believes he did. Needless to say, the final practice for the Great American Race brought radically different approaches from the […]

Daytona Notebook: Manufacturer Reps In The House

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As is tradition during the season-opening DAYTONA 500 week at Daytona International Speedway, executives from the three NASCAR powerplants – Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota – took time to address the upcoming season of competition with the sport’s reporters. Last year, much of that talk focused on the new Next Gen car. […]

Jimmie Johnson Tops Speed Chart In Opening Daytona 500 Practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson returned to a familiar position on Friday—the front of the NASCAR Cup Series field. With a lap at 194.225 mph, Johnson led a group of four Chevrolet drivers who posted the fastest speeds in opening practice for the Daytona 500. Chase Elliott, the seven-time champion’s former teammate at Hendrick […]

Joey Logano, Aric Almirola Win Bluegreen Vacations Duels At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano and Florida native Aric Almirola each won their Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway Thursday night – the event setting the starting order for Sunday’s DAYTONA 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). It was […]

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 […]

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