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  • Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th

    Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th
    Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart, while Danica Patrick finished eighth. Johnson wasn't challenged over the final six laps Sunday, adding another 500 title to go...
  • NASCAR inducts 2013 Hall of Fame class

    NASCAR inducts 2013 Hall of Fame class
    Five legends of stock car auto racing were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention. Four were NASCAR pioneers, building the sport during its...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season- The Best of the Rest

    The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season- The Best of the Rest
    The NASCAR season gets underway this weekend with the Sprint Unlimited (formerly the Bud Shootout) and officially next weekend with the Daytona 500. With that in mind it is time the annual countdown if my predicted finish for the season. Take this with...
  • Media Day features loose champ, dating drivers

    Media Day features loose champ, dating drivers
    Brad Keselowski strolled through the Daytona 500 Club with his cell phone in one hand and a half-empty bottle in the other.     Nope, not beer. Not this time.     Keselowski was drinking orange juice Thursday at Daytona 500 Media Day, which officially...
  • Chevrolet to debut 415-horsepower SS sedan ahead of Daytona 500

    Chevrolet to debut 415-horsepower SS sedan ahead of Daytona 500
    The Pontiac G8 is dead. Long live the Chevrolet SS. Chevrolet is set to reveal the 415-horsepower V-8 sedan at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, one day before the NASCAR version of the car is scheduled to begin qualifying for the Daytona...
  • Waltrip to enter Daytona 500 with Swan Racing

    Waltrip to enter Daytona 500 with Swan Racing
    Michael Waltrip will enter the Daytona 500 this season with Swan Racing. The two-time Daytona 500 winner will drive the No. 30 Toyota in a one-race deal. The team will use full-time driver David Stremme the rest of the season. The season-opening Feb. 24...
  • New car, new teams, new hope during first day of Preseason Thunder

    New car, new teams, new hope during first day of Preseason Thunder
    New faces with new teams and new cars were on display during Day 1 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona, but one storyline dominated – the Gen-6 car is sleek and fast.   Defending Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth, with new team Joe Gibbs Racing, was...
  • Clint Bowyer to run the Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Clint Bowyer to run the Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Michael Waltrip Racing owners Rob Kauffman and Michael Waltrip announced today they will race in the 51st annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26-27. Joining the pair behind the wheel of the Grand Am version of the Ferrari 458 GT that will test in Daytona...
  • Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year

    Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year
    No one saw this coming. No one.   Brad Keselowski won his first race in 2009 at Talladega Superspeedway, running a part-time schedule with single-car team Phoenix Racing. It was a nice story in a long season, one that ended with Jimmie Johnson winning the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Storybook Endings

    The Backstretch Blog: Storybook Endings
    So here we are, about to close the book on another NASCAR season. And all I can say is wow. Think about it, we started with a driver smashing into a jet dryer on the track at the Daytona 500 and last week we had a driver running through the garage in a...
  • Daytona, Talladega re-enforcing crossover gates

    Daytona, Talladega re-enforcing crossover gates
    NASCAR's two fastest tracks are re-enforcing crossover gates in the wake of the Feb. 23 accident at Daytona International Speedway that injured nearly 30 spectators.     Daytona and Talladega Superspeedway announced Wednesday that the high-banked...