Tag Archive: Daytona 500

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 »

Feb 18

Three reasons the No. 3 could win The Daytona 500

Is Austin Dillon’s Richter-scale-registering Coors Light Pole victory only the beginning?
2013-02-24_0019 If so, it’s quite an opening act. But maybe the news-making storylines will continue well after his iconic No. 3 Chevrolet leads the field to green at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday (Live on FOX, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Feb 17

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Daytona 500

The 2014 edition will be the 56th running of the Daytona 500

2013-02-24_0030 A statistical look at some of the top performers at Daytona International Speedway, including both the Daytona 500 and the annual July race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

NASCAR National Series News and Notes (+ Fast Facts)

Phoenix offers Johnson Opportunity, Challenges

Phoenix International logoNASCAR logoCan Jimmie Johnson do it again? NASCAR’s media corps predicted Johnson will win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season in the preseason poll. And that was before last Sunday, when Johnson raced his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a second Daytona 500 victory.

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Feb 25

NSCS Race Recap: Jimmie Johnson holds off Dale Earnhardt Jr. for Daytona 500 victory (updated with results)

Mark Martin ran third, Polesitter Danica Patrick came home eighth

Daytona 500 new logoNASCAR - Jimmie JohnsonJimmie Johnson sped away from the field after a restart with six laps left in Sunday’s Daytona 500 and held off a charging Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the 55th running of the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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