After Only Seeing 40 Cars Show Up Last Year, Daytona 500 Could Feature 42 Drivers Next Month

Not long ago, 50+ car and driver combinations showed up to Daytona Beach each February with hopes of making the Daytona 500. With a 43 car field allotted, that meant several would go home. But, over the past few years, we struggled to even fill the field at 43 entrants. A few years ago, the field was shrunk to 40 cars. With 36 charters available now, we didn’t see much past 40 even try to show up and even make an attempt of racing. Last year for example, only had…

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Earnhardt Jr. To Drive New Pace Truck For Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will find himself in a very familiar place at the 2019 Daytona 500: at the front of the pack. Earnhardt Jr., a two-time Daytona 500 winner, will drive the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pace truck to lead the field to green for the 61st running of the ‘Great American Race.’ This is the first time the Daytona 500 will be paced by a pickup truck.“I’ve had a lot of fun and a lot of success at Daytona over the years, and now I can’t wait to get out…

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Who’s Really Going to Win the 2019 Daytona 500?

A few weeks ago, NASCAR waived the checkered flag on the 2018 season after Joey Logano won the Monster Energy Cup Series championship in Homestead-Miami on November 18th. He outraced Busch, Harvick and Truex to win the first Cup championship of his career. A week later, NASCAR handed out annual awards and celebrated their biggest stars. With this past season’s business all taken care of, we can now turn our attention toward the sport’s biggest race of the year – the Daytona 500 which takes place on Sunday, Feb 17th.

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Kurt Busch Brings Monster Sponsorship To Chip Ganassi Racing, Possibly Ending His Career In 20th Year

Kurt Busch had hoped to announce his new move last week, but waiting a few days didn’t hurt. On Sunday night, the 2004 Cup Series champion announced that after five seasons with Stewart-Haas Racing, that he’d depart for a new endeavor. On Tuesday, Busch’s destination is known. 

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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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