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97 hours to Daytona countdown: Jeff Gordon's remarkable 1997 Daytona 500 victory

The 1997 Daytona 500 was a turning point for Jeff Gordon, crew chief Ray Evernham and the entire No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team. With team owner Rick Hendrick at home, having been recently diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, the Hendrick squad headed to Daytona with their sights set on victory. There was a lot at stake for everyone: Gordon had never won a Daytona 500 and...
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39 minutes ago

Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski get behind the wheel of a tank

Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski drive one of the most unique vehicles they've ever piloted.
Via CSN Chicago
59 minutes ago

WATCH: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Interview at Daytona Media Day | NASCAR RACE HUB

Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks with Chris Myers and Larry McReynolds about his much anticipated return to racing.
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip prepares for final Daytona start, last career race

Waltrip's 30th place finish in last year's Daytona 500 prompted his desire to race there one final time.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Waltrip hoping for top-10 finish in final NASCAR race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip has a lofty goal for his final NASCAR race. Waltrip wants to ''figure out a way to get to the front, run up front and finish in the top 10.'' If that happens, the 53-year-old driver would ''walk away proud.'' One problem? He was 35th in pole qualifying Sunday, hardly the kind of speed needed at one of NASCAR...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR America: Parker Kligerman breaks down how to race at Daytona

Parker Kligerman took viewers on a ride around Daytona International Speedway on the iRacing simulator.
Via CSN Chicago
5 hours ago

Cole Custer Daytona NXS Advance

Cole Custer: Driver, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang ​ NASCAR Xfinity Series Overview Event:  PowerShares QQQ 300 (Round 1 of 33) Date:  Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 Location:  Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Layout:  2.5-mile oval (restrictor-plate track) Cole Custer Notes of Interest ●  The PowerShares QQQ 300 will mark Cole Custer’s sixth career NASCAR XFINITY...
Via Motor Racing Digest
17 hours ago

Matt Kenseth No. 20 Flexvolt™ Toyota Daytona 500 Advance

Matt Kenseth / No. DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ Toyota PreviewDAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway No. 20 DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ Toyota News and Notes: ·        TWO-TIME LOOKING FOR THREE:  Two-time DAYTONA 500 Champion, Matt Kenseth returns to the 2.5-mile superspeedway as one of only 11 drivers in NASCAR history who have won this prestigious race more than once.  Kenseth will...
Via Motor Racing Digest
17 hours ago

Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones fly with Air Force Thunderbirds around Daytona

Via FOX Sports
21 hours ago

Mullins: Three Drivers to Battle for MENCS Rookie of the Year Honors in 2017

For the second time in as many seasons, the Rookie of the Year race will one to keep a close eye on. The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ROY race will be between three-drivers: Ty Dillon, Jones and Suarez. All three drivers have been on the NASCAR circuit and bring different paths to their rookie campaign. Dillon takes over at Germain Racing following the departure of Casey...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago

Clint Bowyer leads SHR into new era with Ford at Daytona

A lot can change in a year. Clint Bowyer knows that better than most.One year after qualifying 34th at Daytona in the No. 15 HScott Motorsports Chevrolet, Bowyer nearly grabbed the pole for the 59th running of the Great American Race in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.The excitement was evident on Bowyer’s face during interviews throughout the weekend. He has a smile that won’t...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

MENCS: Chase Elliott Captures Back-to-Back Daytona 500 Poles

VIA NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Winning back-to-back Daytona 500 poles is something of a family tradition, as Chase Elliott proved by the skin of his teeth Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The last driver to take a lap in the second and final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Elliott covered the distance in...
Via Rubbings Racing
2 days ago

Chase Elliott wins the pole for the 59th Daytona 500

For the second consecutive year, second-generation driver Chase Elliott qualified the pole for the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s biggest and most important race.Elliott put down a single-lap speed of  192.872 miles per hour, good enough to again claim the top spot for the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports in this, the 59th running of the Great American Race.The Daytona 500 takes place next...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

WATCH: Chase Elliot Wins Pole Position | 2017 Daytona 500

Chase Elliott narrowly beats out teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win his second straight Daytona 500 pole.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart's replacement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Clint Bowyer hasn't won a race since 2012, hasn't made the playoffs in three years and is coming off an embarrassingly bad season. The worst of his career. It was so bad the one-time championship contender was a backmarker in nearly every event. But there was never reason to panic for Bowyer, who was long-slated to replace three-time NASCAR champion Tony...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch sued by former management company

Kurt Busch is being sued for nearly $1.5 million by his former sports management company after he terminated his relationship with the agency last March. A federal lawsuit filed this month in Michigan by the Sports Management Network claims that Busch owes $930,000 under the terms of an agreement dating to 2012. SMN is also seeking $540,000 for the 2018 season. SMN is seeking...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick still in sponsorship limbo with NASCAR season approaching

The 2017 NASCAR season is just around the corner, and one of the sport’s biggest stars still is in major sponsorship limbo.Stewart-Haas racer Danica Patrick raised eyebrows when she appeared at a recent NASCAR media event wearing a firesuit void of the familiar light blue Nature’s Bakery logo she wore for much of the 2016 season. As it turns out, speculation of sponsorship woes...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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