Tag Archive: Daytona 500

Jul 13

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Ford Performance present Le Mans 24 Hours Winners’ Trophy to Ford employees

The champagne has long since stopped flowing at the Le Mans 24 Hours, but there was still one thing left to do for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing

On Tuesday, they checked that box. Drivers Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER), Sébastien Bourdais (FRA) and team owner Chip Ganassi joined Ford Performance executives to present the winners’ trophy to Ford Motor Company employees on Tuesday at Ford’s Product Development Center, while third-place finishers Ryan Briscoe (AUS) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined them for a formal presentation with Ford executives, question-and-answer sessions and autograph signing near Ford’s global world headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500

Truex earned the runner-up result

Denny Hamlin

In a thrilling photo finish, Denny Hamlin made a pass on Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead on the final lap on Sunday’s Daytona 500. Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. were side-by-side for the win as they crossed the start-finish line, but Hamlin — who led a race-high 95 laps — prevailed by inches over Truex in a photo finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

NASCAR and Twitter to bring fans exclusive DAYTONA 500 content

Twitter Introduces #DAYTONA500 Emoji; Will Go Behind-the-Scenes at Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR logo As anticipation builds for the 2016 DAYTONA 500® on February 21, NASCAR® and Twitter are collaborating to enhance the #DAYTONA500 conversation with fun, original content and unique activations around racing’s biggest event.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Trevor Bayne’s 2016 paint scheme revealed

Bayne has been sponsored by AdvoCare since 2014

AdvoCare reveals Trevor Bayne's 2016 paint schemeAdvoCare teamed up with Roush Fenway Racing to unveil Trevor Bayne‘s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series paint scheme on Monday via social media through a click, share and reveal campaign.


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Aug 10

NASCAR Legend Buddy Baker passes away at 74

Baker’s NASCAR Career as Driver and Broadcaster Spanned Parts of Seven Decades

NASCAR logoElzie Wylie “Buddy” Baker Jr., the 1980 Daytona 500 champion and famed NASCAR commentator, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 74 (b. 1-25-41). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Inspection woes prevent several from qualifying

Gordon, Stewart, Kenseth and Johnson among those that couldn’t get out

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series logo Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race here at Atlanta Motor Speedway (1 p.m. ET, FOX). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Joey Logano wins 2015 Daytona 500

First victory in the Great American Race for Team Penske driver

Joey Logano - photo © C. Trotman - NASCAR via Getty Images No one seemed more surprised than Joey Logano as he stood atop his No. 22 Penske Racing Ford in Daytona International Speedway Victory Lane celebrating his first-ever Daytona 500 victory on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Drivers wish Kyle Busch well after hard Daytona hit

Busch taken to hospital by ambulance after big XFINITY Series wreck

Drivers wish Kyle Busch well after hard Daytona hit

Kyle Busch hit the interior wall of Daytona International Speedway hard during Saturday night’s Alert Today Florida 300 season-opening XFINITY Series event, sustaining injuries that will keep him out of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Daytona 500 starting lineup

See the full starting lineup for the 57th running of the Great American Race

Daytona 500 starting lineupWith the completion of both Daytona Duel qualifying races, the field for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET, FOX) has been set. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Danica has words with Hamlin following Duel #2

Stewart-Haas Racing driver rallies from late wreck to make Daytona 500

Danica Patrick - photo © Todd Warshaw -Getty Images For the second time this week, Danica Patrick wound up with a wrecked race car and on both occasions fellow driver Denny Hamlin was seen as the culprit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

NASCAR names Kim Lopez Chief Starter for 57th Daytona 500

Bronx native becomes First Woman and First Hispanic to flag the Great American Race

2013-02-24_0030 NASCAR announced today that long-time official Kim Lopez will be the chief starter for Sunday’s 57th running of the Daytona 500. She will become the first woman and first Hispanic to flag the Great American Race, which begins at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, live on FOX, Motor Racing Network Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Dale Jr. says he has the fastest Daytona 500 car

Defending champion liked car in practice: ‘Out of the box, we were the best’

Dale Earnhardt Jr.Dale Earnhardt Jr. may start at the back of the first Duel on Thursday (7 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1), but don’t expect him to stay there too long, according to the driver himself and his spotter, T.J. Majors. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Matt Kenseth aims to keep early Daytona momentum

Veteran won Sprint Unlimited, posted strong time in qualifying

Sprint Unlimited logo He won the Sprint Unlimited and posted the fourth fastest time in the final round of qualifying for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (which became the third fastest in the final round after teammate Denny Hamlin’s time was disallowed). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

‘The Ultimate’ DAYTONA 500 moment?

NASCAR lets fans decide in new digital and social campaign

NASCAR logo Lee Petty in a “photo finish” for the ages. Fist fights on the backstretch. “The Intimidator’s” long-awaited trip to victory lane. The DAYTONA 500® has produced some of the most monumental moments in sports history and now fans have the chance to decide which one is the best of the best. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

McMurray, part of all-star effort, becomes 3rd driver to win Rolex 24 and DAYTONA 500

Dixon, Kanaan and Larson join McMurray in Rolex 24 Gatorade Victory Lane

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo An all-star race fittingly was won by an all-star team, which had to battle from flag-to-flag to deliver a milestone victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona – Championship Drivers Photo

Notable drivers entered in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona.

IMSA - notable drivers entered in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. The annual kick off to the international motorsports calendar, the Rolex 24 At Daytona is one of the premier racing events in the world featuring star drivers from NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One, joining the best of the best from international sports car competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Expanded 2015 Sprint Unlimited field to feature Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers

Former Daytona 500 Pole Winners also added to season-opening showcase at Daytona

Fans Have Four Ways To Vote For The Sprint UnlimitedComing off an exciting 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, NASCAR announced today all 16 Chase drivers will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway (DIS).

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Jul 16

NASCAR National Series News & Notes

Dale Jr., Keselowski lock up chase spots

NASCAR logo Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s storybook season that began with a second victory in the Daytona 500 reached another level on Sunday, a vital one in the ultimate goal of winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

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Feb 24

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Daytona 500

Junior holds off Hamlin, Keselowski in green-white-checkered thriller

Dale Earndhart Jr. 2013-12-07 It took most of a day to get it in, but only one short slice of a moment to determine the outcome.

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Feb 24

Haas to meet FIA bosses over 2015 F1 entry

It is believed Haas will present his plans and proposed budget to the FIA

Stewart-Haas Racing logo F1’s potential next F1 chief, Californian and Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas, will this week travel to Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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