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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins qualifying race for Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins qualifying race for Daytona 500
    Hendrick Motorsports swept Thursday night's qualifying races for the Daytona 500, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson winning their respective duel. The Earnhardt and Johnson wins were anticlimactic, with the drama saved for Danica Patrick's...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Danica Patrick qualifies despite crash

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Danica Patrick qualifies despite crash
    DAYTONA BEACH — Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasted little time establishing himself as the driver to beat during Sunday's Daytona 500. The reigning champion began Thursday's opening Budweiser Duel alone on the back row, in 25th place, but needed fewer than...
  • Amid criticism from Sunday's qualifying fiasco, NASCAR changes format

    Amid criticism from Sunday's qualifying fiasco, NASCAR changes format
    DAYTONA BEACH — NASCAR heard driver complaints and quickly decided to change the qualifying format for the remainder of Speedweeks. The changes apply to Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series events Friday and Saturday at Daytona...
  • Daytona 500 traffic warning: FHP urges drivers, pedestrians to use caution

    Daytona 500 traffic warning: FHP urges drivers, pedestrians to use caution
    Race fans, start your engines. But keep your cool on the highway. The Florida Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to "pack their patience for the next few days as thousands of race fans travel to Daytona for the big race weekend,'' Sgt. Kim Montes...
  • Chase Elliott ready to ride in Gordon's iconic 24 Chevy

    Chase Elliott ready to ride in Gordon's iconic 24 Chevy
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chase Elliott answered his cellphone a week ago to pick up a call from his boss. Mr. H. Rick Hendrick. The future of NASCAR took a seismic and sentimental turn in that moment. Mr. H was asking Elliott if he was up to...
  • Daytona Duels should set pole as well as entire field for Great American Race

    Daytona Duels should set pole as well as entire field for Great American Race
    DAYTONA BEACH — Darrell Waltrip has famously said, "You know what's NASCAR's favorite saying is? 'If it isn't broken, we'll work on it until it is.' '' Anybody who watched The Bizarro World concept of Daytona 500 group qualifying Sunday...
  • Clint Bowyer blasts NASCAR after wreck destroys car

     Clint Bowyer blasts NASCAR after wreck destroys car
    Veteran driver Clint Bowyer blasted NASCAR's new group qualifying system Sunday for the Daytona 500 after he was knocked out of pole-contention in a crash involving Reed Sorenson's car. The new system has riled some racers' nerves, especially Bowyer,...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: No mourning for NASCAR's favorite son

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.: No mourning for NASCAR's favorite son
    DAYTONA BEACH — There were no tears for Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the 14th anniversary of his father's death. Junior is pragmatic dealing with a tragedy that has played out publicly, week to week, as he travels the same roads as his daddy in their...
  • Jeff Gordon wins Daytona 500 pole after qualifying chaos

    Jeff Gordon wins Daytona 500 pole after qualifying chaos
    DAYTONA BEACH — Jeff Gordon won the pole Sunday afternoon for the 57th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. Or maybe he hit bingo. Rock, paper, scissors. Or spun the roulette wheel and let it ride on his favorite number, 24. That's kind of how...
  • Danica Patrick crashes during practice, needs strong Duels showing to make Daytona 500 field

    Danica Patrick crashes during practice, needs strong Duels showing to make Daytona 500 field
    A five-car wreck involving Danica Patrick during Wednesday’s Sprint Cup practice session has turned up the pressure on the only female competitor at SpeedWeeks. Patrick will be forced to her back-up car and to start from the back of the pack...
  • Gwynn, Buoniconti come together at Daytona to provide hope on wheels

     Gwynn, Buoniconti come together at Daytona to provide hope on wheels
    DAYTONA BEACH — NASCAR is a sport based on wheels and teams, and on Thursday that point was poignantly driven home when Darrell Gwynn and Marc Buoniconti rolled into Daytona International Speedway and formed one of the most formidable wheeled...