Ryan Reed Wins Crash Filled Powershares QQQ 300 in Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Last year’s Coca-Cola 600 lasted 3-hours and 46-minutes. It’s NASCAR’s longest race of the year. Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 is half the race distance of that event, but it took nearly as long today, as the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ season opener was a crash filled race at the Daytona International Speedway. It was a survival of the fittest per say. Ryan Reed who started second and led the first lap, was involved in the Lap 22 melee and ended up leading the final one en route…

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59th Annual Daytona 500 Officially Sold Out

Daytona Beach, Fla – Reserved stadium tickets for the 59th annual DAYTONA 500, the season-opening event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, are sold out, Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile announced today. Ticket holders for “The Great American Race” on Sunday will enjoy all the amenities that come with the world’s only motorsports stadium including 101,500 permanent and wider seats, five expanded and redesigned entrances, 40 escalators and other upgrades throughout the 11 football-field sized neighborhoods in the facility. Premium hospitality, infield admissions and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race access still…

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3 Daytona 500 Practices, 3 Different Manufacturers Dominate Each

Daytona Beach, Fla – Each of the three manufacturers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series should be feeling pretty good about their chances going into Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). Right now, any of the drivers from Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing or Team Penske can easily win the “Great American Race” on Sunday afternoon at the high banked 2.5-mile track. There’s not much separation between the three, if any. That’s great news for Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Fords In General Lead Final Daytona 500 Practice on Saturday

Daytona Beach, Fla – All the preliminary action in preparation for the 59th annual Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) is now in the book as final Daytona 500 practice took place on Saturday afternoon at the Daytona International Speedway. In that session, Fords dominated the speed charts as they took the top six overall speed and seven of the top eight. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led the charge with a top lap of 198.452 mph in his No. 17 Ford. Stenhouse, has never won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race,…

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NextEra Energy Resources 250 Starts With a Big One, Ends With a Big One

Daytona Beach, Fla – It was a wild NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener on Friday night. The NextEra Energy Resources 250 saw a lot of Trucks torn up, as when the checkered flag flew at the Daytona International Speedway this evening, only a handful of Trucks were left unscathed. In fact, only five of the 32 Trucks will leave Daytona without any damage this weekend. It all started on just Lap 2 when 19 Trucks were officiallyl involved in an accident entering Turn 1. The race no longer…

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Kaz Grala Becomes Youngest Daytona Winner Ever In Wild NextEra Energy Resources 250

Daytona Beach, Fla – The NextEra Energy Resources 250 started with a “big one” and ended with a “big one” as 19 Trucks were involved on a Lap 2 accident entering Turn 1. On the final lap of the race, nearly the rest of the field that was running at the finish, crashed on the backstretch that saw Matt Crafton get airborne and nearly over the fence. 18-year old Kaz Grala though, who became the youngest driver to ever win a pole at Daytona, ended up being the youngest winner…

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David Ragan/Kyle Busch Lead Daytona 500 Practice on Friday

Daytona Beach, Fla – With practice being rained out on Thursday, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers were finally able to hit the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway for the first two practice sessions on Friday afternoon. Today was technically the first practices for Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN), as the only other time these cars have been on track outside of last night’s Can-Am Duels, was for Daytona 500 qualifying practice on Saturday afternoon. The big difference though, was Saturday’s session was single car…

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Denny Hamlin Looking to Be Just 4th Daytona 500 Winner to Repeat The Next Year

Daytona Beach, Fla – In 2016, Denny Hamlin edged out Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds en route to his first Daytona 500 victory. Now, Hamlin returns to the Daytona International Speedway with one goal in mind, a repeat. Unfortunately for Hamlin, repeating Daytona 500 triumphs is no small task. Out of 58 Daytona 500’s in the books, only three times has a winner won again in the follow year. In fact, it hasn’t happened in over 20 years as Sterling Marlin was the last to do so in 1994 and…

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Justin Allgaier/J.J. Yeley Lead XFINITY Series Practices on Friday in Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – The NASCAR XFINITY Series hit the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway on Friday afternoon for their first two practice sessions of the 2017 season. It also was the only two times on track before Saturday’s PowerShares QQQ 300 (3:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). In the first session, Justin Allgaier led the way in his No. 7 Chevrolet with a speed of 193.89 mph in his JR Motorsports entry. Allgaier, is a championship contender this season and it’s fitting that he led the way in the first 55-minute…

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Truex, Buescher, Allmendinger’s Car Fail Inspection, Johnson/Blaney To Go to Backup Cars for Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – Three cars failed post-race inspection following Thursday’s Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway, disallowing their finishing positions and forcing them to the rear of Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The No. 37 and 47 Chevrolets of Chris Buescher and AJ Allmendinger, both of JTG Daugherty Racing, and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. all failed at the height station.

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