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Daytona 500 Wrap: Kurt Busch Wins Wild, Crash-Heavy Daytona 500

Kurt Busch led only one lap Sunday afternoon, but it was the only one that mattered, as he emerged from a wasteland of rubber, plastic and metal to win his first Daytona 500. It was a tale of two races at Daytona International Speedway. The first half of the 200-lap restrictor-plate extravaganza was relatively cordial, but the second half was a totally different story. When the...
Via NESN.com
14 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch survives crash-filled Daytona 500 for dramatic win

Kurt Busch has won the Daytona 500, surviving a crash-filled season opener to win the race for the first time in 16 tries. Busch passed Kyle Larson final lap before cruising to the victory. Larson ran out gas shortly after passing Chase Elliott, who also came up short on fuel. Busch led only one lap...
Via New York Post
37 minutes ago

Martin Truex Jr. fades late as Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500

Kurt Busch has won the Daytona 500, surviving a crash-filled season opener to win the race for the first time in 16 tries. Busch passed Kyle Larson final lap before cruising to the victory. Larson ran out gas shortly after passing Chase Elliott, who also came up short on fuel. Busch led only one lap — the only one that mattered. He won in the No. 41 Ford that was partly sponsored...
Via The Denver Post
37 minutes ago

Kurt Busch surges late to win thrilling Daytona 500

Kurt Busch won a thrilling Daytona 500 on Sunday in a race that started out clean in the first stage, but rapidly descended into madness over much of the final two. Busch grabbed the lead with one lap to go, as the lead changed hands four times over the final three laps. Busch led only the last lap in taking his first victory in the Great American Race. He took the lead from Kyle...
Via FOX Sports
39 minutes ago

Monster victory: Kurt Busch wins first Daytona 500 on last-lap pass

Triumph by Stewart-Haas Racing driver punctuates team's switch to Ford and the debut of new title sponsor Monster Energy.
Via CSN Chicago
43 minutes ago

2017 Daytona 500 Results: Complete Finishing Order

2017 Daytona 500 Results: Complete Finishing Order The 2017 NASCAR season is officially underway, with the biggest race of the season in the books. On Sunday afternoon, the 59th running of the Daytona 500 took place with Kurt Busch coming away as the big winner. It wasn’t easy, however. As the race went on, drivers were beginning to get more aggressive and the final 100 laps...
Via Campus Sports Net
44 minutes ago

WATCH: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Post-Wreck Interview | 2017 DAYTONA 500 | NASCAR ON FOX

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50 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Multiple crashes plague drivers in final stage of Daytona 500

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wrecks just kept on coming in startlingly rapid fashion during Stage 3 of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Within a handful of laps before the final 80-lap segment that was to determine the race winner reached halfway, there were three more huge multi-car accidents on a day that was full of them after a quiet first 60-lap stage. On the first one, Ryan...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

WATCH: Danica Patrick Post-Wreck Interview | 2017 DAYTONA 500 | NASCAR ON FOX

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WATCH: Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray Trigger Pileup | 2017 DAYTONA 500 | NASCAR ON FOX

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Stage Winner Jinx Strikes Again at Daytona

By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Throughout the season-opening race weekend at Daytona, the winners of the earlier stages have failed to finish their respective events. It happened to Johnny Sauter in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and it happened to Elliott Sadler in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race, and in Sunday’s Daytona 500, it happened yet...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 hour ago

Lap 136 crash in Daytona 500 involves 16 cars, eliminates Jimmie Johnson

Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick were also eliminated from the Daytona 500.
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick Exit Daytona 500 After Crash On Lap 128

The first 100 laps of Sunday’s Daytona 500 went as smooth as anyone could hope for. After that, though, things quickly fell apart. Shortly after a wreck on Lap 105 forced a not-so-happy Kyle Busch from the race, Trevor Bayne drove his No. 6 into the rear of Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48, prompting a wreck that also included Danica Patrick, Kevin Harvick and defending Daytona 500 winner...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: More NASCAR start knocked out of Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 5:20 p.m. NASCAR's biggest stars continue to crash out of the Daytona 500. Seven-time and defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson wrecked, and at least 16 other cars suffered some sort of damage. Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Danica Patrick and Clint Bowyer were involved, ending their race. SHR drivers...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Patrick among 16 cars caught in Big One at Daytona

A 16-car crash on Lap 129 took out some on of the top contenders in Sunday’s Daytona 500, including seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. Going into Turn 3, Jamie McMurray made an aggressive move on Johnson, tapping it and moving it from the top lane down the track, where Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet got hit by Trevor Bayne. “Really...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins 2nd stage of Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won the second stage of the Daytona 500, earning key points under NASCAR's revamped race format. Harvick earned one playoff point and 10 driver points for leading the race through the first 120 laps. The stages in NASCAR's biggest race are scheduled to end on laps 60, 120 and...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Earnhardt out of Daytona 500 following big wreck

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is out of the Daytona 500 in his first Cup race since July. Earnhardt was caught up in multi-car accident triggered by Kyle Busch. Busch spun to start the accident, and collected not only his Toyota teammates, but Earnhardt as well. The 42-year-old Earnhardt, a two-time Daytona...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harvick wins Stage 2 of Daytona 500; Kyle Busch, Earnhardt, Kenseth out

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Erik Jones are out of the Daytona 500 due to a Stage 2 wreck.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Cup return comes to early end after Daytona 500 crash

In his first race back since last July, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was exactly where he wanted to be Sunday afternoon, with the No 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet leading the Daytona 500 just past the halfway mark. Then, through no fault of his own, Earnhardt’s day ended abruptly. As the field headed down the backstretch, Kyle Busch was in front of Earnhardt, but nearly a full lap behind...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Kyle Busch rips Goodyear after Daytona 500 crash

It’s safe to assume Kyle Busch isn’t a fan of Goodyear.Busch crashed during Lap 105 of Sunday’s Daytona 500 after a tire on his No. 18 car gave out, prompting both his exit from the race as well as the beginning of his trash talking. This time, though, Busch’s ire wasn’t directed at other drivers, but rather the manufacturer of his vehicle’s tires. The crash included...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr., four others involved in Lap 105 crash in Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch are out of the Daytona 500 after the crash.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

WATCH: Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wreck at Daytona | 2017 DAYTONA 500 | NASCAR ON FOX

Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Collected In Wreck In NASCAR Daytona 500

Kyle Busch won the first stage of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, but he won’t have anymore opportunities to earn points. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s Daytona 500 ended much sooner than he would have liked when he suffered a right-rear tire failure on Lap 45 causing his No. 18 Toyota to snap loose before slamming into the SAFER...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch blows tire, triggers five-car wreck involving top Daytona 500 contenders

Kyle Busch lost control of his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota just past the halfway point of the Daytona 500, hitting the wall after a rear tire failed entering Turn 3. The contact knocked the 2015 series champion out of the race and collected Dale Earnhardt Jr., Erik Jones Matt Kenseth and Ty Dillon with him. “I feel horrible for those guys,” said Busch, who won stage 1 of the...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

The Latest: Kyle Busch spins, wipes out teammates, Earnhardt

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Kyle Busch spun to start a multi-car accident that collected not only his Toyota teammates, but fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr., as well. Busch may have had a tire problem that triggered his spin. He turned directly in the path of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth, but Erik Jones, a de facto...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss
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