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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...
  • Vickers to run for Nationwide title with JGR

    Vickers to run for Nationwide title with JGR
    Brian Vickers will race for the Nationwide Series championship next season for Joe Gibbs Racing. He returns to the series 10 years after he became the youngest champion in series history by winning the title at 20 for Hendrick Motorsports. Vickers has...
  • NASCAR fame eludes Trevor Bayne after historic Daytona 500 victory in 2011

    NASCAR fame eludes Trevor Bayne after historic Daytona 500 victory in 2011
    It wasn't long ago that the NASCAR Nation was celebrating the rise of a prince on the circuit, a young man who dared to dream of becoming a king after winning the Daytona 500 in 2011. Fittingly, he scored one of the biggest upsets in NASCAR history on the...
  • Kenseth makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing official

    Kenseth makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing official
    Matt Kenseth opened this season with a second victory in the Daytona 500, and it didn't take him long to establish himself as a legitimate championship contender. But before the midpoint of the season, Kenseth had decided he no longer wanted to drive for...
  • 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...
  • Dale Earnhardt's legacy stays strong a decade after death

    Dale Earnhardt's legacy stays strong a decade after death
    The brokenhearted still wrestle with the pain 10 years later. It stings in so many different ways: a mother overcome by grief after burying a son. A best friend mustering the strength to rev the engines again because quitting would sully the man's...
  • Dale Earnhardt career highlights

    Dale Earnhardt career highlights
    Born: Ralph Dale Earnhardt on April 29, 1951, in Kannapolis, N.C. Starts racing on local dirt tracks when he is 15. Career pole positions: 22. Victories: 76 Career top-5 finishes: 268. Career top-10 finishes: 404. Winston Cup Championships: 7 (1980,...
  • A 360-degree look at the Daytona 500

    A 360-degree look at the Daytona 500