Sun, 19/02/17 – 13:56 | No Comment

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 […]

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Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona
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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 […]

Sun, 02/21/16 – 9:20 | One Comment
Elliott Keeps Winning Things In Daytona
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Chase Elliott continued his Speedweeks’ run for glory Saturday by winning the Powershares QQQ 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Elliott, who won the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500 last Sunday, held off Joey Logano to get the victory on Saturday.
Elliott, the 20-year-old son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, led much […]

Sun, 02/21/16 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Elliott Keeps Winning Things In Daytona
Sauter Gets Win, Probable Chase Berth In Daytona Truck Race
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It appears that Johnny Sauter has become the first non-Sprint Cup driver to earn a berth in a NASCAR playoff.
Sauter won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway and in doing so secured a spot in that series’ first-ever Chase, a seven-race playoff modeled after the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Sauter […]

Sat, 02/20/16 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Sauter Gets Win, Probable Chase Berth In Daytona Truck Race
Gordon Trades Driving For Talking At Daytona 500
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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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 […]

Fri, 02/19/16 – 15:16 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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 […]

Fri, 02/19/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
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(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 […]

Thu, 02/18/16 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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 […]

Wed, 02/17/16 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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 […]

Tue, 02/16/16 – 20:43 | Comments Off on Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
Mr. H: Young Elliott Is Better Than I Thought
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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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 […]

Mon, 02/15/16 – 15:24 | Comments Off on Mr. H: Young Elliott Is Better Than I Thought
Capps Pummels Field In Pomona
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A native and resident of Southern California, Ron Capps’ appreciation for the aura surrounding the NHRA’s historic Winternationals in Pomona runs deep.
“This is the most fabled track we go to and it’s the birthplace of drag racing; it’s unbelievable to win here,” Capps said after his Funny Car victory in Sunday’s 56th edition of the […]

Mon, 02/15/16 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Capps Pummels Field In Pomona