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Starting lineups for Can-Am Duels set for Thursday

Sunday's qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway set the front row for next Sunday's Daytona 500, with Chase Elliott winning the pole and Matt Kenseth starting second.But that wasn't all that Sunday's session determined. It also set the starting lineups for this Thursday's two Can-Am Duels at Daytona, with Elliott starting from the pole in the first Duel and Kenseth...
Via Fox Sports
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Chase Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole, NASCAR qualifying starts

The ride of Chase Elliott in the No. 24 car starts with Speedweeks in Daytona. On Sunday the rookie put himself on the pole for the season opening Daytona 500. Qualifying for the season opening Daytona 500 took place on Sunday and Elliott will lead a field of 40 cars whose ultimate starting spot will be determined after the Duels later this week. Below you can read the qualifying...
Via Tireball.com
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NASCAR disallows qualifying times for Harvick, Vickers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) NASCAR has disallowed Daytona 500 qualifying runs by Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick and Brian Vickers. During post-qualifying inspections Sunday, officials determined that the track bars on the cars were not in compliance with specifications. Harvick's No. 4 Chevrolet and Vickers' No. 14 Chevy will have to start at the rear in their qualifying...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Truex, Harvick, Vickers To Start Can-Am Duels From The Rear

Following qualifying for the Daytona 500, three drivers will be starting from the rear of the Can-Am Duels due to qualifying violations. NASCAR announced that both Kevin Harvick and Brian Vickers had their times disallowed due to the track-bar not being in compliance in post-technical inspection. They also announced that Martin Truex Jr. was indeed not allowed to make a qualifying...
Via On Pit Road
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Ryan Blaney, Matt DiBenedetto fast enough qualify for Daytona 500

After all the social media chatter this week about Wood Brothers Racing not getting one of 36 NASCAR charters, stock-car racing's oldest team did what it does best on Sunday: It put a fast No. 21 Ford on the track.And driver Ryan Blaney did his part, posting the fastest Daytona 500 qualifying time of any of the eight "Open" or non-Charter teams. That means Blaney is guaranteed a...
Via Fox Sports
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Rookie Chase Elliott becomes youngest on Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Chase Elliott kept the No. 24 Chevrolet on the pole for the second straight Daytona 500, becoming the youngest driver to start first in the race. Elliott took the seat from retired four-time champion Jeff Gordon at Hendrick Motorsports. The 20-year-old is the son of Hall of Fame driver and two-time Daytona 500 champion Bill Elliott. Gordon was in the...
Via AP on Fox
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NSCS: Chase Elliott Wins Daytona 500 Pole, Becoming Youngest 500 Pole Winner

The expectations placed on the shoulders of 20-year-old Chase Elliott coming into the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season were great and lofty. Elliott not only has the legacy of his Hall of Fame father and 1988 Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott to live up to, but he also has the daunting task of following in the footsteps of four time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon in the...
Via On Pit Road
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Truex Jr. not allowed to make Daytona 500 qualifying run

Martin Truex Jr. was not permitted to make a Daytona 500 qualifying run Sunday, after NASCAR inspectors did not like the way the roof laps lined up on the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota.Because the No. 78 is one of 36 Charter cars, Truex is guaranteed a starting spot in the 500.But he will start his Can-Am Duel qualifying race Thursday from the back of the grid. Where Truex finishes...
Via Fox Sports
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Rookie Chase Elliott wins the Pole for the Daytona 500

Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade NKP Posted by: Sandy Terronez, follow @SandyTerronez February 14, 2016 Rookie Chase Elliott becomes the youngest driver ever to win the Coors Light Pole for the Daytona 500 and take the 40-car field to green. Elliott put his No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet on the front row of next Sunday’s Daytona 500. This is Chase Elliott’s first pole as a...
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WATCH: Chase Elliot Wins Pole Position - Daytona 500 - 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup

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Chase Elliott becomes youngest Daytona 500 pole winner

Rookie Chase Elliott won the pole for next Sunday’s Daytona 500, putting the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on the pole for the second year in a row. Jeff Gordon won it last year in the No. 24.Second fast was two-time Daytona 500 Matt Kenseth, who will start NASCAR’s biggest race on the outside of Row 1.A total of 44 cars are attempting to qualify for the 40-car field...
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WATCH: Denny Hamlin Wins Under Caution - Sprint Unlimited - 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup

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Danica Patrick, others in NASCAR embrace Valentine's Day in Daytona

Yes, it is Daytona 500 qualifying day. And that's big.But even in NASCAR, the fact that it's also Valentine's Day cannot be ignored.And believe us, it wasn't.From Danica Patrick (no surprise there) to her boyfriend, fellow Sprint Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., to all the drivers from Stewart-Haas Racing and beyond, folks in NASCAR took time from their obviously busy days...
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Danica Patrick, others in NASCAR embrace Valentine's Day in Daytona

Sure, Daytona 500 qualifying is big. But let's not forget that it's also Valentine's Day. Danica Patrick and others in NASCAR certainly didn't.
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The 4 biggest surprises of the Sprint Unlimited

It was a wild Saturday night of racing at Daytona International Speedway, where Denny Hamlin edged out Joey Logano to win his third Sprint Unlimited on a cold Central Florida night.Here are the four biggest surprises from the first race of the 2016 NASCAR season.4. TRASH ON THE GRILLE -- The frontstretch at Daytona was littered with debris, which caused overheating problems for...
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NSCS: Denny Hamlin Wins Mayhem Filled Sprint Unlimited

In a race that more resembled a street fight, Denny Hamlin was able to avoid the mayhem that filled Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited to claim his third win the event that kicks off Daytona Speedweeks. The victory marked Joe Gibbs Racing’s fourth win in the Unlimited in the last five tries, while also giving the organization their eighth win overall to tie Richard Childress...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Denny Hamlin Wins Third Sprint Unlimited

Denny Hamlin started the 2016 NASCAR season on the best foot he could, actually, on both of them in victory lane. Hamlin led 39 laps en route to his third career Sprint Unlimited victory, in what turned out to be a wreck-fest. Out of the 25 cars that started the race, only four finished the race unscathed. In fact, race winner Hamlin had his own issue as he was involved in an early...
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3 reasons why Denny Hamlin won the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season got off to a thrilling start Saturday night, as Denny Hamlin won his third Sprint Unlimited at the newly renovated Daytona International Speedway.It was the fourth victory in this event in the last five years for Joe Gibbs Racing.Joey Logano, the defending winner of the Daytona 500, finished second in a Team Penske Ford, followed by Paul Menard...
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Win or bust: Sprint Unlimited turns into total wreck fest

Remember the old racing adage, "checkers or wreckers?" That's what the Sprint Unlimited became on Saturday night at Daytona, Fla.Denny Hamlin won the race for the third time, but the night really wound up as a complete and total demolition derby.In a race scheduled for 75 laps — it went into overtime and actually wound up taking 79 laps to complete — 21 of the 25 cars were involved...
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ARCA: Secret weapons help Townley to Victory Lane at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 13, 2016) – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran John Wes Townley has a secret weapon at Daytona; his name is Kevin Reed. Townley, in a brand new Zaxby’s Chevrolet, returned to the Gatorade Victory Lane at Daytona Int’l Speedway with an old friend. Reed who crew-chiefed Townley to Victory Lane in 2013 at Daytona with a different team...
Via On Pit Road
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Denny Hamlin Returns to Daytona Victory Lane with Sprint Unlimited Win

©2016, Russell LaBountyNKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 February 13, 2016 After being away from the track for nearly three months, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returned for the annual kick-off race of the season with Saturday night’s running of the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona. The 25 car field hit the high banks for 75 laps and by the time all was said and...
Via Motor Racing Digest
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Denny Hamlin Wins Sprint Unlimited

Hamlin wins as NASCAR's new Overtime procedures go into effect for the first time.
Via CLNS Radio
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WATCH: Carl Edwards and Brad Keslowski Wreck Late - Sprint Unlimited - 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup

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Denny Hamlin wins opening Daytona race for 3rd time

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin has given Joe Gibbs Racing yet another victory to open Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin won exhibition Sprint Unlimited on Saturday night for the third time in his career. JGR drivers have won this short sprint for three consecutive years and four of the last five. Hamlin overcame early damage to his Toyota to score his...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin wins Sprint Unlimited, full NASCAR Daytona results

Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited from Daytona International Speedway. The annual non-points event which is made up of 75 laps featured 25 drivers, a good potion of which did not make it to the finish without incident. A late caution bunched the field up with a green going with six to go. For much of the night it was a battle of Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing cars to see...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss
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