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  • NASCAR's Stewart '100 percent confident' he'll be ready for Daytona 500

    NASCAR's Stewart '100 percent confident' he'll be ready for Daytona 500
    NASCAR's Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since breaking his right leg in an Aug. 5 crash, said Thursday he would be ready for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23. "I'm 100 percent confident when I get here in February I'll be fine to drive and race and be able to...
  • Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol

    Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol
    Rivals beware. Denny Hamlin set a Bristol Motor Speedway track record, then suggested that his Joe Gibbs FedEx Freight Toyota could be even better on Sunday in the Food City 500. "I'm way more excited about it in race trim than the way we were in...
  • Tony Stewart falls short at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart's attempt to win his first Daytona 500 fell short Sunday as the three-time NASCAR champion drove his first race since suffering a broken right leg in August. After starting 21st, Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet...
  • NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix

    NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix
    AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend with several leading drivers hoping to rebound from poor finishes in the season-opening Daytona 500. While Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his second Daytona 500 victory,...
  • Daytona Speedway disagrees with Weather Channel report about weather warnings

    Daytona Speedway disagrees with Weather Channel report about weather warnings
    Daytona International Speedway strongly disagrees with a Weather Channel story that said the track didn’t act fast enough to warn fans about severe weather during Sunday’s Daytona 500. Lenny Santiago, senior director of public relations...
  • Behind the scenes at Victory Lane in Daytona

    Behind the scenes at Victory Lane in Daytona
    The signature photos from Daytona International Speedway are always the shots of drivers celebrating atop their car in Victory Lane after the race. Usually the confetti is falling and there is much screaming and joy.   Getting those pictures can be a...
  • Juan Pablo Montoya leaves NASCAR in rear-view mirror

    Juan Pablo Montoya leaves NASCAR in rear-view mirror
    Like the psycho girlfriend or boyfriend who may pop up in your life, Juan Pablo Montoya and NASCAR were always a bad fit. He was always an interloper — a guy from another country, for starters — who used to hang with the fancy-schmantzy...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. still confident despite crew chief's plan to leave

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. still confident despite crew chief's plan to leave
    NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Friday acknowledged he was concerned about who might replace his crew chief Steve Letarte after Letarte leaves at the end of this season. "It's a guy that's going to be hard to replace," Earnhardt told reporters ahead of a...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. rides high into Phoenix race, and NASCAR loves it

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. rides high into Phoenix race, and NASCAR loves it
    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- His qualifying laps finished, Dale Earnhardt Jr. climbed from his car and walked briskly down pit road toward the garage at Phoenix International Raceway. Earnhardt moved quickly because he was instantly surrounded by a dozen fans...
  • Rapper 50 Cent returns to NASCAR as Swan Racing team sponsor

    Rapper 50 Cent, who caused a minor sensation at last year's Daytona 500 with his awkward attempt to kiss Fox reporter Erin Andrews, is back with NASCAR in a more conventional way. Swan Racing, a team that fields two cars in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup...
  • NASCAR's Daytona 500 has restarted [Updated]

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Daytona 500 was halted after 38 laps Sunday because of rain. The field was under a caution period in NASCAR's season-opening race when the rain arrived at Daytona International Speedway at 2:12 p.m. EST. [Update: The race...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon to win the Daytona 500 on Sunday night after a rain delay of nearly 6 1/2 hours. It was the second Daytona 500 victory for perhaps NASCAR's most popular driver; his...