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UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Xfinity Series race at Daytona begins after rain delay

The Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway has started after a rain delay of 2 hours, 35 minutes. NASCAR had already moved the start of Friday night’s race up …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

NASCAR ready for one final round of Daytona summer fireworks

The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a …


Joey Logano lands Daytona pole after qualifying gets canceled

Joey Logano will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the pole after qualifying was canceled at Daytona International Speedway. The session was called after lightning was detected near …


Brad Keselowski sends message to Daytona field: ‘I’m not lifting’

Brad Keselowski says he was sending a message to the field by intentionally running into William Byron during practice for the upcoming Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Keselowski …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Fireworks finale: Daytona prepares for last race in July

The July race at Daytona International Speedway is a one-of-a-kind celebration at NASCAR’s most famous track. It also could be history following Saturday night’s 400-mile race. A significant scheduling shakeup …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

Kyle Larson gets Xfinity win after Justin Haley’s pass ruled illegal

Kyle Larson won the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway when Justin Haley’s late pass in overtime was ruled illegal. A part-time driver in the series, Haley used a …


Chase Elliott gives Hendrick, Chevy needed boost with Daytona pole

Chase Elliott turned a lap of 194.045 mph to win the pole at Daytona International Speedway and give sagging Chevrolet a much-needed boost. Elliott had won two poles at the …


Johnny Sauter dedicates Truck Series win at Daytona to crew chief

Johnny Sauter wanted to win this race, maybe as badly as any other. Sauter won the season-opening NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night and dedicated it to crew chief Joe …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

Vietnam vet Mark Thompson to make Daytona 500 start at 66

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

Shifting gears: NASCAR’s young look on display for Daytona

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 …


Jimmie Johnson, 7 others switching cars for Daytona 500

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 …


First at last: Dale Earnhardt’s lone 500 victory still resonates

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. …


Fernando Alonso headlines star-studded Rolex 24 at Daytona

The Rolex 24 at Daytona didn’t need Fernando Alonso to make it a world class event. The sports car race already ranks among the most prestigious on the motorsports calendar. …


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins crash-filled race at Daytona

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to his second victory of the season – and second on a restrictor-plate track – Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Stenhouse picked up his first …


William Byron wins at Daytona for second straight Xfinity victory

William Byron raced to his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series victory by avoiding several crashes and outlasting the rain at Daytona International Speedway. The 19-year-old became the youngest series winner …


NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona postponed by rain

Rain forced NASCAR to postpone the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Drivers completed 11 laps before it began to rain.


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. lands pole for what could be Cup finale at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole at Daytona International Speedway and needs a victory to make the playoffs in his final Cup season. Earnhardt is on a farewell …


Joe Gibbs, Roger Penske defend NASCAR as having bright future

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 …


Kaz Grala wins NASCAR Truck Series opener after Matt Crafton flips

Kaz Grala won the NASCAR Truck Series season opener, getting through a massive wreck on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway. The 18-year-old Grala became the youngest winner in …


NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500

All signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500. A victory for NASCAR’s most popular driver would be a massive boost for the sagging …


Monster Energy tries to give NASCAR buzz as title sponsor

Kurt Busch’s car could have been parked at an auto show. Models in skimpy attire lingered around his Monster Energy car, posing for a steady stream of fans wanting snapshots …


Going, going, gone: NASCAR stars starting to step away

Jeff Gordon is working in the broadcast booth. Carl Edwards is spending time with family. Tony Stewart is hanging out at dirt tracks.


Corey LaJoie uses wreck, Jimmie Johnson pitch to land Daytona 500 spot

Corey LaJoie’s pitch to BK Racing for a ride in the Daytona 500 was going nowhere. LaJoie texted a friend – just seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson – to help …


Retired NASCAR great Jeff Gordon to drive Daytona 500 pace car

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will drive the honorary pace car for the Daytona 500. Gordon will lead the field to green behind the wheel of a 2017 Camaro ZL1.


NASCAR safety hot topic after harrowing Sprint Cup crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was …


Auto Racing: Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return

Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the Florida track in February. …


Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Kenseth’s latest victory came in an exhibition race and with only 12 cars running at the end. The circumstances didn’t matter to Kenseth, who made …


Ganassi back on top at Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Humbled a year ago when both its cars failed to make the podium, Chip Ganassi Racing returned to the Rolex 24 at Daytona determined to pick …