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Repeat performance? Aric Almirola aims to make Daytona magic again

When Aric Almirola arrived at Daytona International Speedway last July, the Richard Petty Motorsports driver was in a virtual must-win situation where making the Chase for the Sprint Cup was concerned. Saddled 23rd in points, Almirola stood virtually no chance of qualifying for NASCAR's playoff based on his position in the standings. Winning, therefore, was effectively his only option...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Kyle Busch has been involved in a multi-car accident in his return to Daytona International Speedway. Busch spun nine minutes into the first practice session at Daytona when he was bumped from behind by Brad Keselowski. As Busch's car spun down the track, he was hit squarely in the side by Greg Biffle. Those two cars then spun into Martin Truex Jr., and...
Via AP on Fox
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Truck stop: Michael Annett shows appreciation for America's truckers

Before hitting the high banks of Daytona International Speedway for the annual Coke Zero 400 this Sunday night, HScott Motorsports' driver Michael Annett spent some time showing appreciation for America's trucking industry. The driver of the No. 46 Chevrolet and his crew members spent Thursday at the Flying J Travel Plaza in St. Augustine, Fla., pumping gas, cleaning windshields...
Via Fox Sports
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Matt Kenseth driving DeWalt flag paint scheme at Daytona (Photos)

Matt Kenseth will drive the DeWalt sponsored No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. While DeWalt being on a car driven by Kenseth is nothing new, this time the car will feature the red, white and blue of the American flag on its sides. With a win at Bristol earlier this season, Kenseth appears locked into a spot in the season ending Chase. Though 16...
Via Tireball.com
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Martin Truex Jr. has handshake deal with Furniture Row Racing

This Sunday at Daytona International Speedway will mark the 350th career start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Martin Truex. Truex has gone to victory lane once this season at Pocono. The contract status of the 35-year-old has been a hot discussion in recent weeks but the Denver Post reports that Truex has a handshake agreement to keep him in the car beyond this season. “Honestly...
Via Tireball.com
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Keep on truckin': Dale Jr. takes Nationwide hauler to Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. - CB handle "Hammerhead" - is trucking his way to Daytona International Speedway. On Thursday, Junior jumped into the passenger seat of the No. 88 Nationwide hauler and hit the highway for the 'World Center of Racing.'
Via Shake and Bake
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Stenhouse Jr. Looks to Cap Off Week with Victory in Daytona

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. traveled to Orlando on Tuesday to support Fifth Third Bank as they became the official bank of Daytona International Speedway and will serve as an official partner of the Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola. “Fifth Third Bank has been a great partner of RFR for the past four years,” Stenhouse said. “Their new partnership with Daytona International...

Kevin Harvick Leader of the Pack

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), has led or been near the front of the field in each of the first 16 Sprint Cup Series races of 2015 – a trend he hopes to continue this weekend in the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Harvick’s second-place finish in the season-opening...

Battle Round Daytona: Sonoma excitement, Joe Gibbs Racing and Austin Dillon’s season

Photo credit: HHP/Tim Parks Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter) Contributions by MRD Staff Writers July 1, 2015 Photo credit: HHP, Rusty Jarrett Question 1: With Kyle Busch’s win on Sunday in Sonoma, all four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have won compared to two of four drivers winning for Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing. Is Joe Gibbs Racing the best team in...
Via Motor Racing Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Danica Patrick does absurd yoga headstand

I have very few words for this Danica Patrick yoga headstand.  The first one that comes to mind is “OMG”.  The second is “ouch”.  And the third and fourth are “not bad”. Ommmmorning! A video posted by Danica Patrick (@danicapatrick) on Jun 30, 2015 at 5:56am PDT [Instagram] Instagram
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
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Danica Patrick is better at Yoga than she is at racing

Danica Patrick did a forearm stand in yoga shorts and Daniel Tosh was not impressed.Well, she's moved on to headstands. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
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Landon Cassill draws hilarious track map of Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma Raceway can be challenging ... unless you take great notes. Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill gave Twitter followers an inside look at how he prepares for the 1.99-mile California road course: A hand-drawn track map with hilarious notations. 
Via Shake and Bake
4 days ago  |  Discuss

OnPitRoad.com Pick ‘Em Fantasy Pick Results for Toyota/Save Mart 350

When Kyle Busch announced that he was making his return following his wreck at Daytona International Speedway, everybody commented that it was only a matter of time till he reached victory lane. Those thoughts came true on Sunday afternoon at Sonoma Raceway as Busch took the victory in the Toyota SaveMart 350.     The Picks Alex George and Ronald Costigan picked Kevin Harvick...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Kyle Busch returns to victory lane

Busch, seen here in 2013 It had been more than a year since since 30 year-old Kyle Busch last stood in victory lane as the winner of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.  Before Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 from Sonoma, the last checkered flag that Busch collected came at Auto Club Speedway in March of 2014.  But on Sunday at Sonoma, Kyle Busch and victory lane were reacquainted...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Richard Petty Motorsports Sonoma 350 Qualifying Report

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) is in Napa Valley this weekend for Sunday’s first road course race of the season at the Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.   Friday, teams entered the track for two practice sessions.  Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 Jacob Companies Ford was a Top-10 car in both sessions.  On Saturday, the track didn’t have the speed from Friday and Hornish qualified 24th...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NKNPSW: QUALIFYING: Mayhew Earns Sonoma Pole

Wins 13th Career K&N West Coors Light Award SONOMA, Calif. – David Mayhew edged past the field late in qualifying to earn his 13th career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Coors Light Pole Award and his second pole of the season. Mayhew was a part of the fourth, and final, qualifying group Saturday morning at California’s Sonoma Raceway. The Atascadero, California veteran posted...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Confederate flag 'offensive to an entire race’

SONOMA, Calif. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, called the Confederate flag “offensive to an entire race” Friday while voicing his support for it being removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse. NASCAR this week said it backs South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds and noted that it bars...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

After more than 15 weeks of only left turns, road course fans rejoice!  On Sunday, the heavyweights of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series head west to take the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the first road course event of the 2015 season. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series began visiting Sonoma in 1989, when the now 1.99-mile (then 2.5-mile) course replaced the...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Truex Jr. to give tour of Furniture Row Racing

Current NASCAR Sprint Cup No. 2 points leader Martin Truex Jr. will will be giving a Periscope tour of Furniture Row Racing in Denver at 2 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, according to NASCAR. EXCLUSIVE: @MartinTruex_Jr is taking fans on a @PeriscopeCo tour of Furniture Row Racing at 4 PM ET. Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/pVLPGPSFRL — NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 24, 2015 Fans can live stream...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weekend AfterMath – Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland

Brett Moist/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 June 23, 2015 Each week following the NASCAR weekend, we’ll dive into the loop data statistics compiled by NASCAR and see which drivers truly performed the best, whether they ended the day in victory lane or not. We call this weekly in depth review of the stats, “The Weekend AfterMath”. With the Sprint Cup...
Via Motor Racing Digest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Can Gordon get statement win at Sonoma?

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the road course at Sonoma Raceway in the “Wine Country” of southern California, a rather notable name remains absent from the list of 2015 winners.  That could very well change after the checkered flag flies over the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, however. The Sprint Cup Series hits a road course for the first time this season for the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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