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Dillon gets "champ" tattoo on his backside

Austin Dillon and his crew celebrated their Daytona win by getting tattoos on their backsides.
Via ESPN
25 minutes ago

After Daytona 500 win, Austin Dillon’s critics are no more

Any time someone gets a job at a family company, many immediately believe it was due to nepotism. For Austin Dillon, who drives for his grandfather Richard Childress, some people had those similar thoughts. But those people will likely shut up because Austin Dillon just won the 60th annual Daytona 500. Dillon was never really up front at all. In fact, Dillon only really led the final...
Via The Comeback
1 hour ago

Aric Almirola’s post-Daytona 500 take refreshing

Aric Almirola (right) with car owner Tony Stewart (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR) I found Aric Almirola’s interview post-Daytona 500 on Sunday rather refreshing. Although he was disappointed he came oh-so-close but didn’t win the Daytona 500 in his first race out with Stewart-Haas Racing, he didn’t blame Austin Dillon for “stealing” the win. In the not-quite-day since...
Via Auto Racing Daily
2 hours ago

A lot to look forward to for Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing

Tony Stewart could smile after Aric Almirola's 11th-place finish in the Daytona 500, a feeling that hiring the 33-year-old driver to the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 10 car was the right move.
Via ESPN
12 hours ago

Danica Patrick's final NASCAR ride: Love from Daytona fans, then an early exit

Danica Patrick's final NASCAR race ends midway through the 2018 Daytona 500. "It just wasn't meant to be today," says Patrick, who received an ovation from fans beforehand.
Via Sporting News
14 hours ago

Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 on the last lap

Sunday’s Daytona 500 started the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series off with a bang. Despite several top drivers suffering early exits, Austin Dillon was able to avoid trouble and get into victory lane.The storylines were plentiful heading into NASCAR’s version of the Super Bowl on Sunday. Martin Truex Jr. was starting off his title defense, Danica Patrick was ending her...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Martin Truex Jr. opens title defense with 18th-place finish at Daytona 500

Martin Truex Jr. restarted second with seven laps remaining in the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500 but the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota was quickly shuffled out of the top 10 and then caught up in a wreck with two laps remaining before limping across the finish line in 18th place. Time spent on pit road from a punctured oil cooler, front-end damage...
Via Mile High Sports
15 hours ago

Menard Scores Top 10 Finish in First Race with Wood Brothers

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In a Daytona 500 that turned into a game of ‘survival of the fittest,’ Paul Menard survived to finish inside the top-10. It was Menard’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race with the Wood Brothers Racing Team. His No. 21 Omnicraft Ford Fusion was up front for much of the 500 miles at Daytona International Speedway. On the final restart, Menard...
Via Motorsports Tribune
16 hours ago

Bubba Wallace roasts Denny Hamlin after Daytona 500 with Adderall zinger

After finishing second at the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Bubba Wallace laid down the hammer on fellow driver Denny Hamlin, who finished in third place.As many likely remember, Hamlin recently said 70 percent of NASCAR drivers use Adderall. So, when Wallace passed him up to claim second place, he had something pretty pointed to say in response to that, and it sure seemed like it was something...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Danica Patrick & Chase Elliott collected in violent crash | 2018 DAYTONA 500 | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Chase Elliott throws a block on Brad Keselowski but gets turned and sets off a big wreck, collecting Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick.
Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: First crash at Daytona 500 takes out multiple cars

It sure looked like the first stage at the Daytona 500 was going to end without incident. Right up until the end of it, anyway. As drivers jostled for position, the first wreck of the Great American Race ended up taking out multiple cars.Jimmie Johnson, Daniel Suarez, William Byron and Erik Jones were all involved in the wreck as Kurt Busch captured the opening stage. This crash...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Peyton Manning drives pace car at Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is one of the biggest racing events on the calendar every year, and the star power on display isn’t just about the guys driving the cars. Peyton Manning was one of the many celebrities attending the Great American Race, and he also landed a special honor.Manning drove the pace car, and he looked geeked to be out there doing it. Here’s Manning before the race, standing...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Peyton Manning talks with Darrell Waltrip as he pilots the Daytona 500 pace car | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Watch Peyton Manning talk with Darrell Waltrip as he drives the pace car prior to the 2018 Daytona 500.
Via FOX Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aric Almirola looks back at how his horrific wreck changed the course of his career | NASCAR RACEDAY

Aric Almirola remembers how his terrible wreck at Kansas changed his mentality moving forward in his career.
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss
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