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TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2017 – 18:37 | Comments Off on TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch’s last-lap pass to victory in NASCAR’s 59th annual Daytona 500 capped a lengthy, crash-marred Sunday afternoon of racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, with 23.3-million viewers tuning in for all or part of the FOX network telecast.
An average audience of 12-million watched the race across the FOX […]

Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
Monday, 27 Feb, 2017 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona

Ford Motor Co. executives readily admit their desire this season is to seize the manufacturer’s championship in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a title they have not possessed since 2002.
Chevrolet dominated the competition for 13 years before Toyota dethroned the General Motors brand last year. Now Ford hungers to be the king of the […]

Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Sunday, 26 Feb, 2017 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch had won a NASCAR Cup championship, 28 Cup races, had driven in the Indianapolis 500 but had never won the Daytona 500. Until Sunday.
Busch took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap with a big move, held it and took the checkered flag in his No. […]

Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Sunday, 26 Feb, 2017 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As Clint Bowyer walked an inspection lap around his expired Xfinity Series car as it sat in the infield at Texas Motor Speedway in the spring of 2004,  he wore a look on his face that said “beware of the dog”.
No matter that it was his first real NASCAR race. […]

Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels
Friday, 24 Feb, 2017 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels
Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels

After winning the pole for the Daytona 500 last Sunday, Chase Elliott didn’t need to win his heat race in Thursday’s night’s first Can-Am Duel. But he wanted to and did.
In the second Duel, Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who had already won the outside pole for this Sunday’s 500 – on the next-to-last […]

Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car
Thursday, 23 Feb, 2017 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car
Hope Will Ride With Junior As He Gets Back In Car

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s nearly impossible to not like Dale Earnhardt Jr. For those who have not been around him, know this: He is pretty much as billed. He’s as honest, as thoughtful, as profound and as genuine as millionaire star athletes come.
And, I sincerely wish he would never drive a race car […]

Jimmie’s Drive Through History Continues
Thursday, 23 Feb, 2017 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Jimmie’s Drive Through History Continues
Jimmie’s Drive Through History Continues

Jimmie Johnson will be crowned NASCAR’s “Eighth Wonder” with his next championship, the one that will separate the Hendrick Motorsports superstar from Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
The long and grinding Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series road moves into full race mode Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, where drivers and teams will […]

Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2017 – 17:34 | Comments Off on Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row
Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row

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Once again, qualifying day for the Daytona 500 turned into a showcase for NASCAR’s most bankable stars as young Chase Elliott and veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the pole and P2 respectively in next weekend’s 59th running of stock car racing’s most important event.
Both drivers are members of Hendrick Motorsports. Elliott won the pole […]

Logano Makes Use Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2017 – 13:56 | Comments Off on Logano Makes Use Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win
Logano Makes Use Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win

Joey Logano took advantage of a bout of fender-bending at the front of the field on the final lap to win Sunday’s weather-delayed NASCAR Clash exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway.
Logano blew past front-runners Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski – who made contact while fighting for the lead – on that final lap and cruised […]

Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2017 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule
Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Persistent rain forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash until Sunday morning at 11:35 a.m. (EST), creating a Daytona International Speedway doubleheader for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
In addition to the Clash _ a non-points event _ Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The race […]