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Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2016 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History

Denny Hamlin hit the finish line inches ahead of Martin Truex Jr. to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
The margin of victory – .01 seconds –was the closest in the history of NASCAR’s most important race.
The victory was the first in a 500 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and the 27th of his […]

Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2016 – 9:20 | One Comment
Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona

The days are long, the spring-break motels barnyard smelly, the traffic infuriating, the editors clueless, the food unhealthy and the work rooms crowded with flu-ridden and increasingly testy colleagues.
Boy, it’s tough not being in Daytona for Speedweeks this February simply because it’s, well, Daytona with cars on the track. Enough said.
Most memorable Speedweeks moments from […]

Gordon Trades Driving For Talking At Daytona 500
Friday, 19 Feb, 2016 – 15:16 | One Comment
Gordon Trades Driving For Talking At Daytona 500

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Come Sunday in the always intriguing Daytona 500, Jeff Gordon again will have a bird’s-eye view of the starting line, just as he did a year ago when he manned the pole position.
Except this season, Gordon won’t be staring down the green flag from the driver’s seat. Gordon, who retired following […]

Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
Friday, 19 Feb, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
People’s choice Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch collected victories in Thursday night’s Can-Am Duel Qualifying Races at Daytona International Speedway.
The results of the two races sets starting grid for Sunday’s Daytona 500 at DIS.
In Duel No. 1, rookie Chase Elliott led the field to green […]

Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
Thursday, 18 Feb, 2016 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On

(Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a book on the HANS Device being written by Senior Writer Jonathan Ingram.)
It takes some looking to find the statue of Dale Earnhardt at the Daytona International Speedway. Standing in front of administrative buildings, it’s well off the main pathways to the massive array of grandstands.
For a man […]

Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2016 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Speedweeks is a lot like spring training in baseball in that everybody at Daytona in early February is high on optimism. But, as with baseball, optimism in NASCAR comes a bit easier for some than it does for others.
If one were to go looking for a driver whom, above most […]

Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2016 – 20:43 | Comments Off on Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Because he has this refreshing proclivity to ignore the race car-driver code of issuing only sanitized, nicey-nice quotes to the media, Matt Kenseth can be a weird cat to interview. Often, what comes out of his mouth can be downright disarming: Is he pulling your leg or pushing his true […]

Mr. H: Young Elliott Is Better Than I Thought
Monday, 15 Feb, 2016 – 15:24 | Comments Off on Mr. H: Young Elliott Is Better Than I Thought
Mr. H: Young Elliott Is Better Than I Thought

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Two years before Chase Elliott was even eligible for a driver’s license, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott met with multi-car team owner Rick Hendrick about his son’s future.
It was a meeting that led to Hendrick signing the teenager before he even celebrated his 16th birthday. Now, not even a […]

Chase Elliott Wins Pole For 2016 Daytona 500
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2016 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott Wins Pole For 2016 Daytona 500
Chase Elliott Wins Pole For 2016 Daytona 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chase Elliott will make his Sprint Cup race debut as driver of the iconic No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet from the pole position  next weekend’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Elliott, a rookie taking over the seat of retired four-time Cup champions Jeff Gordon, won the pole
with a lap of […]

Hamlin Wins Unlimited Survival Test At Daytona
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2016 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Unlimited Survival Test At Daytona
Hamlin Wins Unlimited Survival Test At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Denny Hamlin lifted the lid on the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season by winning Saturday night’s crash-filled Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
It was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s second victory in the event in three years and his third overall victory in the Unlimited, an annual exhibition race that features […]