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The start of the 54th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed again due to rain showers.
Originally scheduled to begin on Sunday at noon, it was postponed until Monday, with a noon start again scheduled. But with rain still falling, the start was moved back to 7 [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – So the great Danica Patrick debate is on and the tweets are in.
There’s no escaping the question: Does she belong or is she just another pretty face?
It’s even become a mainstream question, which is always an accomplishment for motor racing. Patrick’s arrival in the Daytona 500 [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Speedweeks have never really been that speedy for Jack Roush. Only once has he been the Cat in the Victory Lane late in the day on Daytona 500 Sunday, and that one time happened mainly because rains ended the 2009 race early and with Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth [...]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Engine temperatures continue to be a concern heading into Sunday’s Daytona 500.
A rule change designed to limit drivers from pushing fellow competitors for more than two laps has left engine temperatures approaching the danger point.
It’s resulted in a return to the pack racing that fans seem to favor.
But it’s also led [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The hot breaking news out of Daytona International Speedway on the Friday morning after the Gatorade Duels is that Danica Patrick did not cover her eyes just before she slammed into the wall off Turn 2 in her Duel.
Patrick did allow that she closed her eyes [...]
In her first real Sprint Cup race, Danica Patrick was involved in one of the scariest wrecks of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.
On the final lap of the first Gatorade Duel, Patrick’s Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was bumped off the track at nearly 200 mph.
The car skipped across the paved portion of the front stretch infield [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a NASCAR world dominated by multi-car teams that suck up the high-profile drivers, mechanics and sponsors, it’s refreshing to have at least one day when the lesser-knowns get a share of the spotlight.
Defending Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne was among those racing their way into [...]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Robby Gordon parlayed earning a berth into this weekend’s Daytona 500 into a rare opportunity to hold court with the media on Thursday.
And the maverick racer didn’t disappoint when it came time to offer his opinion on a variety of topics.
Despite nailing down a starting position in NASCAR’s most prestigious event, [...]
Matt Kenseth took the lead with 2.5 miles to go and went on to win the second Gatorade Duel qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday afternoon.
The winning pass came against teammate Greg Biffle, who went high to block Kenseth. Kenseth dipped low and shot under Biffle.
“We just had a big run there,” Biffle [...]
Tony Stewart won the first Gatorade Duel qualifying race on Thursday afternoon when a last-lap wreck occurred with him in the lead.
The victory was the 17th for Stewart at Daytona International Speedway, though none of those wins have come in the Daytona 500.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second in the Duel. Third was Marcos Ambrose.
Michael McDowell [...]