Tag search results
Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.
Dale Earnhardt’s death on the final lap of the Daytona 500 may have saved Ryan Newman’s life.
Jimmie Johnson tugged at his baseball cap, walked to a golf cart and sat backward on the dash for a ride out of the Daytona garage. After a Speedweeks where Johnson was hailed by many of his peers as the greatest NASCAR driver of all time, Johnson’s expected final Daytona 500 ended with the seven-time champion looking at a scoring pylon that ticked off laps without him.
Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the third time when he beat Ryan Blaney to the finish line in the second-closest finish in race history.
The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.
The Great American Race became a boisterous campaign stop for President Donald Trump on Sunday as a Daytona 500 infield normally full of flags supporting racecar drivers turned into a sea of banners and other memorabilia supporting Trump’s re-election campaign.
The last chance to appreciate Jimmie Johnson leading the field at the Daytona 500 may come during the pace laps.
Denny Hamlin will try to become the first driver in 25 years to win consecutive Daytona 500’s this weekend.
Daniel Suarez needed to race his way into the Daytona 500. He ended up wrecking out.
Joey Logano and William Byron won the qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500.
Survival is the most important skill in the Daytona 500.
Jimmie Johnson has yet to decide how his 2021 race schedule will shake out.
Speedweeks is facing a significant shakeup.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. needed just two days to get his new team to the top. Stenhouse won the pole Sunday for the season-opening Daytona 500 next weekend, putting JTG-Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR spotlight for a week. Stenhouse’s third pole in 257 Cup Series starts and first at Daytona International Speedway came on his second day in the new Chevrolet Camaro.
Ross Chastain and Ryan Preece were part of a bumper crop of Daytona 500 rookies.
Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Thanks to a landmark television deal, a massive snowstorm and a spectacular ending that included an infield brawl, the 1979 Daytona 500 was instrumental in broadening NASCAR’s southern roots. Forty years later, it still resonates as one of the most important events in NASCAR history. Hall of Fame driver Darrell Waltrip says “it was just a storybook day. It started off almost as a disaster, but it ended up like a big, old soap opera.”
NASCAR’s biggest race features eight drivers making their Daytona 500 debut and a handful of new sponsors. It is part of a changing landscape that has returned NASCAR to its roots. Underfunded teams and hardscrabble drivers have worked their way into Sunday’s race, giving it a throwback feel. But the top teams are still the favorites and Ford drivers have been strong in the debut of the Mustang. Hendrick Motorsports has the youngest front row in race history.
William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR powerhouse. The 21-year-old Byron and 25-year-old teammate Alex Bowman locked in the front row for “The Great American Race” during qualifying laps Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. They comprise the youngest front row in Daytona 500 history.
Sebastien Bourdais was back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday. So was Helio Castroneves, who returned to his home away from home to re-acclimate to an Indy car. But the show really begins on Tuesday when Danica Patrick’s farewell tour returns to her biggest stage.
There was no fairy-tale ending for Danica Patrick. There was no checkered flag; no trip to Victory Lane and no Cinderella story in her final NASCAR race.