NASCAR Loses A Pair Of Icons
Sun, 17/02/19 – 15:25 | No Comment
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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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J.D. Was On A Lot Of Minds At End Of The 500
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Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing celebrates his victory in Sunday’s Daytona 500. The win was an emotional one for several reasons. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Joe Gibbs Racing co-founder and former president J.D. Gibbs always believed in Denny Hamlin’s driving talent. On Sunday in the season opening Daytona 500, Hamlin didn’t let him down.

Hamlin emerged unscathed in the overtime event that endured three multiple-car crashes and two red flags in the final 10 laps to record his second Daytona 500 victory in four years. He led a JGR charge that had Kyle Busch claiming second and Erik Jones third. It was the first time since 1997 that one team had claimed the first three positions in the Daytona 500. Hendrick Motorsports accomplished the feat with Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte and Ricky Craven.

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Mon, 02/18/19 – 8:16 | No Comment
J.D. Was On A Lot Of Minds At End Of The 500
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Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing celebrates his victory in Sunday’s Daytona 500. The win was an emotional one for several reasons. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Joe Gibbs Racing co-founder and former president J.D. Gibbs always believed in Denny Hamlin’s driving talent. On Sunday in the […]

Mon, 02/18/19 – 8:16 | No Comment
NASCAR Loses A Pair Of Icons
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RacinToday.com

Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

Sun, 02/17/19 – 15:25 | No Comment
The 500 Fires The Engines For 2019 Season
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The 2019 NASCAR Cup Series begins on Sunday in Daytona. Once again, the series has undergone a number of changes and begins with a number of questions. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season launches on Sunday. Well, kind of. Yes, the Daytona 500 is […]

Sun, 02/17/19 – 9:40 | No Comment
McMurray Set To Drive Off To Broadcast Booth
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Jamie McMurray is driving in what looks to be his final Cup race on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Garry Eller)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Seven drivers will realize a career goal Sunday when they start their first Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, but for Jamie McMurray it marks the […]

Sat, 02/16/19 – 18:47 | No Comment
Notes: Front Row Continues Its Slow, Steady Biz Plan
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Front Row Motorsports “has not bitten off more than it can chew.”

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Front Row Motorsports owner Bob Jenkins entered NASCAR with a plan to develop his team over an eight- to 10-year period and David Regan believes that approach will be the key to the organization’s longevity.

“He […]

Sat, 02/16/19 – 13:08 | No Comment
Crew Member Hit By Truck
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By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

A crew member was severely injured during Friday night’s Truck Series race at Daytona.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – FDNY Racing jackman Billy Rock suffered a broken shoulder Friday night when he was hit by Bryan Dauzat’s Chevrolet during the chaotic opening laps of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at […]

Sat, 02/16/19 – 9:31 | One Comment
Notes: Suarez Feeling Wanted At Stewart-Haas Racing
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Daniel Suarez says his moved from Joe Gibbs Racing to Stewart-Haas has been a good one. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – During Daniel Suarez’s first season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the 27-year-old thought he would be at Joe Gibbs Racing longer than […]

Fri, 02/15/19 – 19:12 | No Comment
Happy Anniversary To The Race That Made NASCAR
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Cale Yarborough and the Allison brothers put on a big show at Daytona 40 years ago. Below is the story of that day. (File photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Jeff Hood | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Forty years ago this weekend, a massive blizzard blanketed much of the east coast, dumping record-level snowfall from Massachusetts to Georgia in the […]

Fri, 02/15/19 – 13:49 | No Comment
Fords Raise Eyebrows In Daytona Duels
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Kevin Harvick drove his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to victory in the first Duel qualifying race at Daytona on Thursday night. A Ford also won the second Duel. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ford Motorsports executives exhibited a tremendous amount of confidence in their new […]

Fri, 02/15/19 – 8:10 | No Comment
Bubba Brings Personality Back To The Cup Cockpit
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Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, driving for the legendary Richard Petty, is a wheelman and a words man. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

The thought at mid afternoon on Wednesday was the same as it has been on many of the past media day afternoons prior to the Daytona 500: Blow […]

Thu, 02/14/19 – 9:08 | No Comment