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Flat Spot On: Demolition Daytona Done, Atlanta To Be Fast, Too
Wednesday, 21 Feb, 2018 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Demolition Daytona Done, Atlanta To Be Fast, Too
Flat Spot On: Demolition Daytona Done, Atlanta To Be Fast, Too

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR in 280 characters (or less):
The Daytona 500 finally lived up to its standing as the Super Bowl of stock car racing. Block, tackle and crash. (At least NASCAR doesn’t have the head injury safety problem that now looms in every NFL game.)
Things are always different on the last lap. […]

No Hangover For Dillon, Childress
Monday, 19 Feb, 2018 – 19:54 | Comments Off on No Hangover For Dillon, Childress
No Hangover For Dillon, Childress

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The thrill of winning the 60th annual Daytona 500 Sunday night carried into Monday morning for Austin Dillon, who along with his team was honored during the Champion’s Breakfast in the Bill France Room at Daytona International Speedway.
Dillon drove the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 owned by grandfather Richard Childress to an historic victory in “The Great […]

Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Is Enjoying Ridin’ With The King
Monday, 19 Feb, 2018 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Is Enjoying Ridin’ With The King
Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Is Enjoying Ridin’ With The King

After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

NASCAR Was The Big Winner At Daytona 500
Monday, 19 Feb, 2018 – 8:06 | Comments Off on NASCAR Was The Big Winner At Daytona 500
NASCAR Was The Big Winner At Daytona 500

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Struggling to remain relevant in the national sports landscape, NASCAR hit a home run on Sunday after Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet surged into the lead on the final lap and then pulled away from Darrell “Bubba” Wallace and Denny Hamlin to win the Daytona 500.
For old guard […]

Mark Thompson Enjoys Senior Moment
Sunday, 18 Feb, 2018 – 19:40 | One Comment
Mark Thompson Enjoys Senior Moment

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Soldier on, Mark Thompson.
Amidst NASCAR’s publicity push over its fresh flock of young drivers, there was virtually no fanfare over the 66-year-old Thompson establishing a remarkable record when the green flag waved to signify the start of today’s 60th-annual Daytona 500.
Before Sunday, the oldest driver to turn […]

Austin Dillon, No. 3 Car Win The ’18 Daytona 500
Sunday, 18 Feb, 2018 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Austin Dillon, No. 3 Car Win The ’18 Daytona 500
Austin Dillon, No. 3 Car Win The ’18 Daytona 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Austin Dillon, driving the No. 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet which Dale Earnhardt drove to victory 20 years ago, took the lead on the final lap of overtime and went on to win the NASCAR Cup Series biggie, the Daytona 500, on Sunday.
The final lap was the only one Dillon led.
“It […]

Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same
Friday, 16 Feb, 2018 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same
Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Media Day for Speedweeks was held Wednesday. Never fun, seldom insightful, occasionally entertaining and often embarrassing, the 2018 edition of the gathering produced more of the same.
For example?
No kidding, somebody asked this of Alex Bowman, new driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy: “Do you feel like you’ve inherited […]

Youth Shines In Daytona Duels
Friday, 16 Feb, 2018 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Youth Shines In Daytona Duels
Youth Shines In Daytona Duels

Youngsters Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott won Thursday night’s  Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway.
Blaney won the first Duel by holding off Team Penske teammate Joey Logano in a race that feature a number of crashes which took out a large handful of top drives.
In the second Duel, Chase Elliott grabbed the lead on Lap 27 […]

Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash

Brad Keselowski took the lead on Lap 39 of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday and held it the rest of the way to win the exhibition kick-off race to the 2018 season.
Finishing second was Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano.
New Penske driver Ryan Blaney finished fourth.
Keselowski led 41 of the […]

Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole

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So much for Alex Bowman suffering from the pressure of taking over ride of NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bowman drove the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to the pole of the 2018 Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Bowman laid down a lap of 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway at a speed of 195.644 mph.
The pole was the […]