Tag Archive: Daytona International Speedway

Sep 20

Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner Masson clinches two IMSA Series Championships

Masson continues to be a team player as he looks toward what the 2018 season will bring

2016-08-14_0393It’s 4:30 a.m., a miserable 38 degrees outside and a steady, chilly rain is coming down in sheets. Kyle Masson is driving in his open-cockpit Prototype Challenge (PC) at Daytona International Speedway, competing in North America’s most prestigious sports car race – the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 05

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Kentucky

Stenhouse Surges To Second Victory

NASCAR logoNASCAR might have a new restrictor-plate ace. Nearly two months after visiting Victory Lane at Talladega, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. surged past David Ragan in overtime of Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway to win his second career race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

Stenhouse avoids crashes, survives in overtime at Daytona

“I kept my Talladega car and told them to build a new one” – Stenhouse

The major story of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final run at his beloved Daytona International Speedway in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet – turned out to be a footnote to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s masterful victory in a war of attrition that produced a race-record 14 cautions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 27

NASCAR Industry to Salute U.S. Military Units Independence Day Weekend

NASCAR Salutes Refreshed By Coca-Cola Continues At Daytona International Speedway With NASCAR XFINITY Series

2017-06-25_0502As part of the continued efforts to show appreciation for the United States Armed Forces through NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola, NASCAR XFINITY Series™ drivers will bear the names of active military units and installations on their race car windshields during Friday’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Manufacturer battle resumes as Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge moves to Sebring

Half as long, but twice as tough?

Yeah, that’s pretty much what most competitors think about Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Sebring 120, the second event in the series’ 2017 race schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

Andretti returns to scene of winning biggest stock car race 50 years later

It was Mario Andretti, who drove the Holman & Moody Ford to victory in the 1967 Daytona 500

Mario AndrettiAmong the old veterans at Daytona International Speedway, they still talk about the day an Indy car driver from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, drove a stock car so fearlessly – and so loose – they were all afraid to get near him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Ryan Reed wins ‘Big One’-filled XFINITY Series opener

For Ryan Reed, there’s magic in the air at the Birthplace of Speed

Reed went to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway in February 2015 and hadn’t won since — until Saturday night, when he held off Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Kasey Kahne in overtime to claim victory in the Powershares QQQ 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 25

Kaz Grala sneaks by last-lap ‘Big One’ for win at Daytona

What happened between the first green flag and the checkers, however, could fill volumes

In the space of 100 laps, Kaz Grala went from youngest NASCAR national series pole winner at Daytona International Speedway to youngest NASCAR national series race winner at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 18

Hamlin does his homework before doing battle

“I was at the very back for the first 20-some laps last year” – Hamlin

Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing drivers have won the last three Advance Auto Parts Clash races at Daytona International Speedway and four of the last five. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 09

Promising start for Motorsports In Action at Daytona

Chris Green and Jesse Lazare, both from Montreal, battled for the Grand Sport (GS) class lead

Motorsports In Action (MIA) took to Daytona International Speedway the day before the Rolex 24 to contest the first round of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s 2017 season. The four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona launch saw MIA’s pair of McLaren 570S GT4s experience a very promising introduction to the series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Full schedule for Daytona speedweeks

Check out the full schedule

2011-02-20_0130 The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series will hit Daytona International Speedway in February for the season-opening Daytona Speedweeks.
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Jan 31

Jesse Lazare wins Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

Montreal racer Lazare part of fairytale underdog team that wins big

Team Alegra - Michael and Carlos de Quesada, Jesse Lazare, Michael Chris... This past weekend, Canadian racer Jesse Lazare (middle, at right) was part of a team that stunned the racing world by scoring an underdog class win in the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Cadillac scores epic win with Taylors, Gordon, Angelelli

Daytona International Speedway

A long 24 hours, made even longer by 12 hours of cold temperatures, steady rain and 21 caution flags – though not even close to a record, actually – combined to make the night hours of the most prestigious sports car race in North America miserable for drivers and crew. But the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona was one of the most exciting, and certainly most important endurance races in recent memory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Rolex 24 At Daytona: Ford GT wins with Ganassi, young Porsche racers score in GTD

Daytona International Speedway

With a brand-new car for one of the top manufacturers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class, and three new manufacturers in the GT Daytona class, handicapping the GT cars in the 55th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona would be tough. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona delivers surprises all around

In the end, Porsche seized the day, taking the top four spots in the Grand Sport class in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

In an endurance race, the fastest car doesn’t always win, which proved true during Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona, where the clear early favorites were the new Ford Mustangs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 25

Memo Gidley to make highly anticipated return to Daytona

“Daytona is a special place for me and I’ve been wanting to get back as soon as I was healed” – Gidley

Popular sports car racer Memo Gidley is returning to Daytona International Speedway this week, three years after he was injured in a heavy crash during the third hour of the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Harry Tincknell‘s burgeoning career ticks off another box next weekend (28-29 Jan) when the Briton competes in the Rolex 24 At Daytona

Tincknell relishing Daytona Debut with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team

2016-11-17-Friday-0067 The 25-year-old makes his Daytona International Speedway debut driving a Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT along with co-drivers Andy Priaulx (GB), an ex-European and World Touring Car Champion, and former Indy 500 race winner and INDYCAR Champion Tony Kanaan (Brazil).

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Jan 09

VISIT FLORIDA Racing tests Riley-Gibson at the Roar Before the 24

Marc Goossens, Renger van der Zande, and Rene Rast all participated in the three-day test

VISIT FLORIDA Racing VISIT FLORIDA Racing turned its first official laps of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship over the weekend as Daytona International Speedway hosted the annual Roar Before the 24 test ahead of 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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