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Austin Dillon Returns No. 3 to Daytona 500 Victory Lane

By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Austin Dillon prevailed in a game of Survivor played at 200 miles per hour, winning the Sunday’s Daytona 500 fiercely and unapologetically after turning race leader Aric Almirola in the third corner of the final lap. Ten of the 40 drivers who started the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ season-opening event finished on...
Via Motorsports Tribune
4 days ago

MENCS: Austin Dillon Wins Daytona 500, Returns No. 3 to Daytona Victory Lane

Daytona Beach, Fla — Austin Dillon won the 60th running of the Daytona 500, bringing the iconic No.3 Richard Childress Racing car back to Daytona International Speedway’s victory lane 20 years after Dale Earnhardt’s win. In overtime, with the white flag flying Dillon got to the rear bumper of Aric Almirola at the end of the backstretch, turning down the track Dillon hooked Almirola...
Via Rubbings Racing
4 days ago

'Dale would thank him for tonight.' Austin Dillon breaks through in No. 3

Earnhardt Nation has been reluctant to embrace Austin Dillon. But even on a miserable anniversary date, Austin Dillon gave Dale Sr. fans a reason to smile.
Via ESPN
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR insiders debate: Bubba Wallace a top-10 driver?

Driver of the No. 43 considered elite now? Most impressive Daytona driver? A dirty win by Austin Dillon? Our NASCAR experts answer these questions and more following the conclusion of the first of 36 Cup races in 2018.
Via ESPN
4 days ago

Aric Almirola ‘devastated’ to lose Daytona 500, defends Austin Dillon’s last-lap racing

Aric Almirola finished 11th following a crash after leading the Daytona 500 at the white flag.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

WATCH: Ryan Blaney details frustration after dominating run | 2018 DAYTONA 500 | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Ryan Blaney led over half of the Daytona 500 but got swept up in a late wreck and wound up 7th.
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Dillon Wins Daytona 500 in Controversial Last Lap Finish

The story basically writes itself – almost 20 years to the day that Dale Earnhardt, Sr. won his only Daytona 500 in the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, Childress’ grandson, Austin Dillon does the same thing. Dillon’s path to victory was much different than Earnhardt’s though. Leading only the final lap opposed to Earnhardt, who led 107 the day he won. Much like Saturday...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago

WATCH: Bubba Wallace talks close second-place finish at Daytona | 2018 DAYTONA 500 | FOX NASCAR

Bubba Wallace shares his thoughts on coming in second during his first Daytona 500 race.
Via FOX Sports
4 days 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
4 days ago

WATCH: Denny Hamlin on disappointing final restart | 2018 DAYTONA 500 | FOX NASCAR

Denny Hamlin talks his disappointing final restart and shares his happiness for Austin Dillon’s win at the Daytona 500.
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aric Almirola comments on that last-lap wreck | 2018 DAYTONA 500 | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Aric Almirola describes that last-lap wreck that took away a chance at Daytona 500 win, and the disappointment that followed.
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago

WATCH: Austin Dillon wins the 2018 Daytona 500 with a last-lap pass on Aric Almirola | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Austin Dillon makes a bold move on Aric Almirola on the final lap to win the 2018 Daytona 500.
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kurt Busch & Alex Bowman collected in massive late wreck | 2018 DAYTONA 500 | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Ryan Blaney spins Kurt Busch on the penultimate lap of the Daytona 500 and takes out multiple top contenders including Alex Bowman and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane in the Daytona 500. Dillon drove the iconic car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt to the win 17 years to the day the Hall of Famer was killed in an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. The win also comes during the 20th anniversary celebration of Earnhardt’s only victory in “The Great American Race...
Via The Denver Post
4 days ago

Austin Dillon wins 60th Daytona 500

Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 over Darrell Wallace Jr. and Denny Hamlin.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Big crash takes Danica Patrick out of Daytona 500

The final NASCAR race in the career of Danica Patrick ended with a whimper when she was taken out in a crash Sunday at the Daytona 500.This was a big one, and it took out more than just Patrick in this race. Thankfully Patrick seemed to be okay. It just stinks for her, because she got caught in the middle of this crash, which was completely out of her control.
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Johnson, Byron, & Suárez wreck as Busch wins stage 1| 2018 DAYTONA 500 | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Erik Jones, William Byron, Jimmie Johnson & Daniel Suárez are among those collected in a big wreck as Kurt Busch takes the stage one win.
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Busch crashes early after tire failure | 2018 DAYTONA 500 | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Kyle Busch suffers 2 left rear tire failures and heavy damage early in the race.
Via FOX Sports
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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