Stories tagged: daytona 500
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
Ross Chastain and Ryan Preece were part of a bumper crop of Daytona 500 rookies.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:39 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
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 …
Mon., April 30, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 11:03 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon won in the car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt and won 17 years to …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6:53 p.m.
Darrell Wallace Jr. turned heads again Saturday at Daytona International Speedway and topped the speed chart in the final practice for NASCAR’s season opener.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:50 p.m.
The oldest driver in the Daytona 500 is truly a race veteran. Mark Thompson did a tour of duty in Vietnam that wrapped up two decades before he made his …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Never before has one race displayed NASCAR’s rapidly changing look more than this year’s Daytona 500. Three drivers under age 25 start in the first two rows. New rules have …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and seven other teams are switching to backup cars for the Daytona 500. All of the teams sustained damaged in qualifying races Thursday. The group …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Dale Earnhardt ended a 0-for-19 streak in the Daytona 500 in 1998. The 46-year-old Earnhardt was the sentimental choice and finally won “The Great American Race” in his 20th try. …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Team Penske again dominates at Daytona as Ryan Blaney wins qualifying race for the Daytona 500. Penske has 2 wins at Speedweeks. Chase Elliott won the 2nd qualifying race in …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Peyton Manning is leading one more drive on a huge stage. The two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback will serve as honorary pace car driver for the 60th running of the Daytona …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Alex Bowman put an old familiar car on top of the Daytona 500 leaderboard.
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Kurt Busch is ready for his close-up outside the car. Busch signed with an entertainment agency in the offseason and may soon make the leap from stock cars to the …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
Danica Patrick has arrived at Daytona International Speedway to begin preparations for her final NASCAR race. She will run the Feb. 18 season-opening Daytona 500 and then turn her focus …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
The Daytona 500 was sold out, the grid packed with celebrities, the fan area full of activities including a motorcycle “Ball of Death.”
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one of pro sports’ top partiers, Kurt Busch …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Joe Gibbs joined the list of heavy hitters defending NASCAR during one of its shakiest periods in decades. The owner of powerhouse Joe Gibbs Racing said NASCAR has a bright …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
Chase Elliott already had the top starting spot for NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500, so he had no real reason to race hard Thursday night in a qualifying race.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR’s top teams.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
NFL great LaDainian Tomlinson, who could be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this week, has been named honorary starter for the upcoming Daytona 500. Tomlinson will …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is NASCAR’s beloved Favorite Son. Clint Bowyer is NASCAR’s funny class cutup. Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s quintessential smooth and silky winner.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
With a Hail Mary move, Denny Hamlin ended Joe Gibbs’ 23-year drought at the Daytona 500. Hamlin pulled out of line with a lap to go Sunday to make a …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Kyle Busch was stuck in a hospital bed, the Daytona 500 just a race on TV.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Her name is Amelia, and boy, can she fly.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Driving a car he believes is unbeatable, Dale Earnhardt Jr. added to his family legacy at Daytona International Speedway on the anniversary of his father’s death.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
The 1962 New York Mets, the mid-70s Tampa Bay Bucs and the current Philadelphia 76ers have nothing on Casey Mears.