AdventHealth To Be Official Presenting Sports of Daytona Speedweeks

Daytona International Speedway and Florida Hospital, which will soon be renamed AdventHealth, announced today an expansion of their relationship, making the health system the official presenting sponsor of DAYTONA Speedweeks at the “World Center of Racing.” With this expanded multi-year partnership, DAYTONA Speedweeks will now be referred to as DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth, which is highlighted by the 61st annual DAYTONA 500, “The Great American Race.”

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Austin Dillon Looking To Become Just 6th Driver Ever To Sweep Both Daytona Race In Same Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Austin Dillon led just one lap in February’s Daytona 500. But, that lap was the one that counted the most. The 207th and final one at that. Dillon, won the 60th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 18 and now returns to the Daytona International Speedway this weekend hoping to become just the sixth driver in series history to win both of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on the 2.5-mile track in the same season. The last to do so was Jimmie Johnson in 2013. 

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Tickets For The 61st Annual Daytona 500 Go On Sale Today

Tickets for the 61st annual DAYTONA 500 are now on sale. For the past three years, the prestigious season-opening event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has sold out. The 2019 edition of “The Great American Race” will again be held on Presidents Day Weekend on Sunday, Feb. 17 and tickets start at $99. Race fans will have the opportunity to experience the pageantry and excitement of the DAYTONA 500 in a state-of-the-art facility with unprecedented amenities that include 101,500 seats, thousands of premium club seats, 40 escalators and 17 elevators, 60…

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Danica Patrick Crashes Out On Lap 67 Of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The Danica Double didn’t end the way that she thought it would. Patrick, started the double back in February in the Daytona 500 where she started 28th and finished 35th after being collected in the Lap 102 “big one” in Turn 3. In Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, her final start ever, she crashed out on Lap 67 in Turn 2. The single car incident would cause her to finish 30th in the 500-mile race, leaving her with two sub 30th place finishes and two crashes in…

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Austin Dillon Has 2 Career Wins With 3 Combined Laps Led In Each Victory

Austin Dillon joined rare territory on Sunday evening as he won the 60th annual Daytona 500. Dillon, joins a prestigious list of just 17 other Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers to win both the Daytona 500 as well as the Cola Cola 600 in the course of their storied careers. He joins the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Jarrett, Bobby and Davey Allison, Darrell Waltrip, David Pearson, Buddy Baker, Benny Parsons, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Marvin Panch, Fred Lorenzen, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Kurt…

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Wallace Jr. Says He and Hamlin Still Not Happy With One Another

There’s a new feud on the NASCAR block and it’s between Darrell Wallace Jr. and Denny Hamlin. If you haven’t forgotten, Hamlin has a standing feud still going between he and Chase Elliott too. But, the most recent one started on the final lap of Sunday’s Daytona 500. The initial TV view on the FOX broadcast showed that Hamlin ran Wallace Jr. up the banking in the tri-oval on the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, in an effort to beat Wallace’s No. 43 Chevrolet to the finish line. Instead, Wallace came…

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Despite Dropping a Cylinder, Clint Bowyer Salvages Top 15 Finish in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener at Daytona, I thought that Clint Bowyer was an excellent sleeper choice to win the 60th annual Daytona 500. Bowyer, started 10th in his No. 14 Ford and was part of the organization that won last year’s race. Furthermore, his manufacturer in Ford had won seven straight points paying restrictor plate races and had been the class of the field so far during Speedweeks. The gameplan was perfect for he and his Stewart-Haas Racing team. The…

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Truex’s Title Defense Begins With 18th Place Daytona 500 Finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – In his first race in defending his 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, Martin Truex Jr. had a rather interesting day in Sunday’s Daytona 500. Truex, started 24th, but quickly found his way up front battling for the lead in the first stage. He gained 10 spots in the first seven laps of the race. In fact, like last year, he did his best to earn stage points finishing fifth and sixth respectively in the first two stages of the Great American Race. What’s funny is,…

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NASCAR’s Youth Dominate Daytona 500 Top Finishers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The Daytona 500 has always been a race that rewards veterans. Just look at the recent winners. Entering 2018, nine of the last 11 winners were over the age of 30. But, the sport is in a transition of a new wave of drivers are here. Gone are the likes of Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and others. Replacing them are younger inexperienced drivers with loads of talent. NASCAR has been promoting the new found youth movement. Rightfully so too. But,…

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Hamlin, Logano Overcome Pit Road Penalties To Finish With Daytona 500 Top 5’s

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The final box score for the 60th annual Daytona 500 will read Denny Hamlin with a third place finish and Joey Logano a fourth. It will say the combined to lead 25 laps. But, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Both drivers had to overcome pit road penalties, both at opposite ends of the pit road and of the race too. 

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