Category Archives: NASCAR

Gander RV Duel at Daytona results

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race — Gander RV Duel 1 Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida Thursday, February 14, 2019 1. (8) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 60. 2. (10) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 60. 3. (6) Paul Menard, Ford, 60. 4. (16) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 60. 5. (4) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 60. 6. (17)…MORE

Harvick, Logano lead Ford sweeps of Daytona Duels

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Straight-line speed in qualifying is one thing. Speed and drivability in the draft is something quite different, as the Ford camp proved decisively Thursday night in the Gander RV Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway. Kevin Harvick led the last 44 laps to win the first Duel…MORE

Hamlin has must-win mindset at Daytona 500

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.- Denny Hamlin readily acknowledges that when he shows up at Daytona International Speedway, he is a race favorite. He’s earned that distinction as a former Daytona 500 winner. But this year a victory in the sport’s biggest race wouldn’t only be of historical significance of but…MORE

Auto Racing Glance

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: Daytona 500 (200 laps, 500 miles around a 2.5-mile oval), Daytona International Speedway; Daytona Beach, Florida. TV: Sunday, 2:30 p.m. ET (approximate green flag 2:49 p.m. ET) — Fox (Radio: Motorsports Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90). THIS WEEK: The 61st running of the Daytona 500 – the season’s…MORE

Busch, Larson give Ganassi rolling opposites

By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Mutt and Jeff. Oil and water. Yin and Yang. In a host of ways, Kurt Busch and Kyle Larson are polar opposites. Busch is lanky at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds. Larson is more compact at 5-foot-6, 135 pounds. Busch is a 40-year-old champion in the twilight of a likely NASCAR…MORE

J.J. Watt named grand marshal of Daytona 500

J.J. Watt will be instructing drivers to start their engines on Sunday after being named grand marshal of the famous Daytona 500 on Monday. The Houston Texans star defensive end will be the first NFL player to hold those duties at the race, which will be run for the 61st time at Daytona International Speedway…MORE

Johnson wins wreck-shortened Clash at Daytona

Coming off a 2018 season which saw him go winless for the first time in his 18 years as a full-time driver in the NASCAR Cup series, seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson was thrilled to accept the victory in Sunday’s exhibition Clash at Daytona International Speedway. No matter that the race ended with a big wreck…MORE

Byron races to Daytona 500 pole position

William Byron captured the pole position Sunday in qualifying for the season-opening Daytona 500. Joining him in the front row at next Sunday’s race will be Alex Bowman, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate. Hendrick drivers have won the pole the past five Daytona 500s. Byron’s final-round lap of 194.304 mph edged Bowman’s 194.153 mph. Hendrick drivers…MORE

NASCAR 2019: Season preview

Turkey leftovers are thickly coated in frost at the back of the freezer, the Christmas tree has been ground into mulch, the New Year’s day hangover is a distant memory and Valentine’s Day candy is disappearing from supermarket shelves. Time to go stock-car racing. This weekend, NASCAR will kick off its 71st season of racing…MORE

Gordon headlines Hall of Fame class

Three legendary drivers and two of stock car racing’s most influential owners were honored with well-deserved inductions into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday night. In one distinct way, the 10th Hall of Fame class is unique. Either as owners or drivers, all five members of the class competed against each other at some…MORE

Gordon surpassed limits throughout Hall of Fame career

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — In terms of modern era NASCAR Hall of Fame shoo-ins, Jeff Gordon was instantly in the pole position; the number one slot-in-waiting from before the time he even announced plans to retire in 2015. The four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and 93-race winner wasn’t only a talented driver deserving…MORE

J.D. Gibbs, racing executive, dies at 49

J.D. Gibbs, the oldest son of former NFL coach Joe Gibbs and an auto racing executive, died Friday from complications of a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49. Nearly four years ago, the Gibbs family announced J.D. had issues with brain function. At the time, J.D. Gibbs was president of Joe Gibbs Racing, having worked…MORE

Suarez to drive 41 car for SHR this Cup season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daniel Suarez celebrated his 27th birthday Monday with an announcement. He is joining the Stewart-Haas Racing team for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Suarez, a native of Mexico and heralded graduate of NASCAR’s Drive For Diversity program, makes the move to the No. 41 Haas Automation/ARRIS Ford Mustang…MORE

Season finale lived up to billing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As NASCAR prepares to honor its newly crowned 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano in Las Vegas on Thursday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN), it also will recognize the fantastic seasons of its two eight-race winners, Kevin Harvick and regular-season champion Kyle Busch, as well as the fourth member…MORE

Championship 4 prove why they were the best

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Leading into Sunday night’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, much was made about the season’s “Big 3” deciding the championship — all former champs, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. And yet, as it turned out the “fourth” — Joey Logano — was “big” enough when he needed to…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Truex falls just short in title defense

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — On an emotional night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. fell one place short in his bid for a second straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship and his attempt to deliver a sterling going-away present to Furniture Row Racing. Truex had the lead with 12 laps left Sunday in the Ford…MORE

Ford EcoBoost 400 results

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race — Ford EcoBoost 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Florida Sunday, November 18, 2018 1. (5) Joey Logano (P), Ford, 267. 2. (3) Martin Truex Jr. (P), Toyota, 267. 3. (12) Kevin Harvick (P), Ford, 267. 4. (2) Kyle Busch (P), Toyota, 267. 5. (4) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 267. 6. (17)…MORE

Logano ends victory drought, wins NASCAR season title

In the lead-up to Sunday’s season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driver Joey Logano referred to the four remaining championship contenders as, “The big three and me.” In the darkness of the South Florida swamps, it was a tear-soaked “me” hoisting the big, silver championship trophy in victory lane at the…MORE

Hamlin steals Homestead pole from Championship 4 drivers

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Three of the four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 drivers qualified near the top of the board in Friday’s knockout time trials at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But Denny Hamlin, who has his own agenda, stole the pole for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM…MORE

Kyle Busch’s Cup win moves him to title race

Kyle Busch moved to the lead for a final time with 36 laps to go, survived a couple of late restarts, and went on to win Sunday’s Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. The victory secured the Joe Gibbs Racing driver a berth in next weekend’s four-driver,…MORE



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