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  • Danica Patrick streaks to historic pole run for Daytona 500

    Danica Patrick streaks to historic pole run for Daytona 500
    Once again, Danica Patrick made history. In winning the pole for the Feb. 24 Daytona 500 during Sunday's time trials at Daytona International Speedway, Patrick set a new standard for female drivers at the highest levels of the speed sports. Patrick is...
  • Dramatic 1st Daytona 500 practice with Gen-6 car

    Dramatic 1st Daytona 500 practice with Gen-6 car
    It was a dramatic first practice session for the Daytona 500, with Ryan Newman demonstrating the instability of NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car.   Newman spun about 15 minutes into Wednesday's first session, losing control of his Chevrolet right in front...
  • Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona

    Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona
    Kyle Busch can send a thank-you note to Jeff Gordon And Kevin Harvick is two for two. In Thursday's second Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, Busch inherited the lead when Gordon, who had led all but one lap...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Biketoberfest roars into Daytona Beach this week

    Biketoberfest roars into Daytona Beach this week
    It's heavenly weather for being on a motorcycle in Florida, which is perfect timing because Biketoberfest is ready to motor into the Daytona Beach area again starting on Thursday. The 18th annual event, which runs through Oct. 17, includes so many...
  • Daytona Speedweeks: Lap 3 crowd tribute a poignant moment at Daytona 500

    Daytona Speedweeks: Lap 3 crowd tribute a poignant moment at Daytona 500
    The thousands of fans attended the Daytona 500 cheered the start of the Great American Race, but then hushed in time for the third lap. They solemnly held up three fingers as the race cars completed the lap as a tribute to the memory of the Dale...
  • Racing thrills with the Daytona 500 Experience

    Racing thrills with the Daytona 500 Experience
    Henry Ford gets the credit for one of the most famous — and oldest — quotes about competitiveness among automobile drivers: "Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built." Ford, however, wasn't the inventor who would prove his...