Running second in PC, Kyle Marcelli’s No. 7 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09 caught fire on the backstretch to bring out the 15th caution flag shortly before the end of 22 hours of competition.
NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff
Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing
NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season.
Between Shank and Ganassi Teams
After 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors.
Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race
At the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions.
After a 76-race absence from Victory Lane
Matt Kenseth needed a quick refresher course. “Show me where to park this thing,” Kenseth radioed to crew chief Jimmy Fennig after beating race runner-up Clint Bowyer to the checkered flag by a whopping 8.315 seconds in Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. “It’s been a while.”
To serve as Grand Marshal for the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona
British Wing Commander Andy Green, a Royal Air Force pilot and holder of the World Land Speed record, will preside as Grand Marshal for the twice-around-the-clock challenge – the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 29-30 at Daytona International Speedway.
Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray on the front row
After Jacques Villeneuve, 6th for the NASCAR Nationwide at Watkins Glen circuit, it was Patrick Carpentier that got his place on the starting grid, the 17th for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen in the NASCAR Sprint series.
Is this finally Harvick’s year for a Sprint Cup title?
NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick expects to make the most of what he believes to be his best shot ever at the title this year. The Richard Childress Racing driver, who failed to make the Chase in 2009, has been at the top of the standings for most of the year and currently holds a 105-point lead over reigning champion Jimmie Johnson.
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