Dale Earnhardt Jr. Taken Out in Lap 105 Accident

Daytona Beach, Fla – The first half of the 59th annual Daytona 500 was about as clean as it gets. There was just one lone caution through the first 100 laps of the 200 lap event. That made the biggest story of the race at that point the games that were being played on pit stops between manufacturers trying to short pit during the stages. Until Lap 105. Several contenders were involved in an accident in Turn 3 ending the shot of winning for a bunch of the favorites. Kyle…

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Big Crashes Steal Daytona Speedweeks Headlines

Daytona Beach, Fla – The anticipation of the season’s biggest race always leads to a ton of new storylines to kick off a new season at Daytona. With so many changes this past offseason to shape the future of NASCAR, there were literally infinite storylines. NASCAR began the 2017 season trying to reengage themselves with their fan base and grow it back. They made some drastic changes in the offseason trying to stop the recent trend of downwards spirals in attendance and viewership. The Daytona 500 alone brings a ton…

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Powershares QQQ 300 Saw Several Big Ones Before Stage 1 Even Ended

Daytona Beach, Fla – After a three month offseason, the NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers were obviously anxious to get back to racing. But, call it like it is in this embarrassing start to the season. You could blame the long offseason, the new stage format, restrictor plate racing, rookie mistakes, etc, but by time we got to the end of the first stage in Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300, only 13 of the 40 starters had escaped damage. Yes, well over half the field was involved in a crash in the…

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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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