Tag Archive: Daytona 500

Feb 24

NASCAR celebrates best racing in years with return of ready. set. race marketing campaign

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Creative to Debut During 2017 DAYTONA 500

NASCAR logo Following a season highlighted by some of the closest, side-by-side racing NASCAR® fans have seen in years, NASCAR today announced the return of its 2017 season launch marketing campaign, Ready. Set. Race.

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Feb 24

DJ Kennington races into the Daytona 500

DJ Kennington will start the 59th running of the Daytona 500 from the 30th position

DJ Kennington races into the Daytona 500 DJ Kennington of St. Thomas, Ontario will realize a lifelong dream this Sunday and for the first time since 1988 a Canadian will race in the Daytona 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Truex Jr., Allmendinger, Buescher fail post-race inspection

Duel win slips away, but no rust on Junior’s return performance

Three cars failed post-race inspection following Thursday’s Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway, disallowing their finishing positions and forcing them to the rear of Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” gears up for a season-long ride with NASCAR

“Cars 3” Director, Key Talent and Life-Sized Characters Roll into DAYTONA 500

Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” gears up for a season-long ride with NASCAR Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017.

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Feb 22

Get ready for the Daytona 500 with driver interviews

Don’t miss any of the stories, banter and laughs as NASCAR.com live streams

Chase ElliottDrivers take center stage starting at 8:30 a.m. ET Wednesday for the Media Day live stream presented by NAPA as excitement builds toward Sunday’s Daytona 500.

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Feb 20

Chase Elliott captures back-to-back Daytona 500 poles

The pole was the second straight for Elliott, who led the field to green last year as a Sunoco rookie

Chase Elliott

Winning back-to-back Daytona 500 poles is something of a family tradition, as Chase Elliott proved by the skin of his teeth Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
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Feb 09

Truex eager for Daytona 500 after 2016 near miss

“I always look forward to coming down here” – Truex

Martin Truex Jr. Maybe it was appropriate that Martin Truex Jr. made a preseason appearance to promote the upcoming Daytona 500 at a National Hockey League game this week between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Los Angeles Kings. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Ricky Taylor delivers dramatic victory for Wayne Taylor Racing, as teammate Jeff Gordon becomes Fourth Driver to win both Rolex 24 and Daytona 500 (updated)

NASCAR icon joins Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt and Jamie McMurray in Elite Group

Ricky Taylor won a back-and-forth duel, punctuated by late-race contact, with Filipe Albuquerque and delivered a dramatic – and historic – Rolex 24 At Daytona victory on Sunday to Wayne Taylor Racing.

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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 »

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