Blaney Leads 118 of Final 139 Laps, Doesn’t Win The Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Last year, Ryan Blaney left Daytona Speedweeks with a second place finish in the No. 21 Ford for the Wood Brothers. He’d go on to win his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono in June and make the playoffs as well. In the offseason, he’d join Team Penske in a newly funded third car though. Now, he leaves Daytona with a seventh place finish and disappointment. Last year, he would have been thrilled to leave Daytona with a seventh place run in the…

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Scores 2nd Place In Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For the second straight year, the iconic No. 43 was back inside the top five of the finishing order in the Daytona 500. This year though, it just feels different. This year, it feels as if the team has a new identity. Richard Petty Motorsports is with Chevrolet not Ford now. They merged with Richard Childress Racing and moved into their building too. They also have a new young driver in Darrell Wallace Jr. who is garnering a lot of attention. 

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Numbers Add Up For Daytona 500, No. 3 Wins, No. 43 and No. 11 2nd and 3rd

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The 60th edition of the Daytona 500 had a lot of numbers adding up. First off, just take this stat for what it’s worth, Austin Dillon and his No. 3 Chevrolet won the race itself. It’s been 20 years since the last and only other time the famed number went to victory lane in the Great American Race by Dale Earnhardt. Furthermore, it was 17 years to the day that Earnhardt passed away in a last lap Turn 4 crash at the Daytona International Speedway in the…

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Horrible Daytona 500 for Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports Camps

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports have won a lot over the last few years during Daytona Speedweeks. Since 2013, they’ve won 16 Speedweeks races, including three Clashes, 10 Duels and three Daytona 500’s. This year though, they had one in the entire Speedweeks with Chase Elliott’s win in the first Duel. In fact, they crashed 10 cars during the 2018 Speedweeks. The worst was the Daytona 500 itself. In fact, the race couldn’t have started any worse for the group. 

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Austin Dillon Uses Late Race Pass For Daytona 500 Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – 20 years ago, Dale Earnhardt earned his first and only Daytona 500 victory. 20 years later, the No. 3 Chevrolet is going back to victory lane at the Daytona International Speedway. Dillon, got into leader Aric Almirola on the backstretch on the last lap and never looked back through the final two corners en route to the win in the 60th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday. For Dillon, it was his second career win, the other coming 24 races ago in last May’s Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte.…

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Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Career Ends With Lap 101 Crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Danica Patrick took her Daytona Speedweeks conservative. She had to though, the team didn’t have a backup car. So, Danica didn’t run much in the draft in practice as well as the Duels on Thursday night so they could preserve her No. 7 Chevrolet for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Unfortunately, it was all for not. Patrick’s NASCAR career ended with a Lap 101 crash in Turn 3 at the Daytona International Speedway. This weekend was Patrick’s 191st and final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start. She announced last…

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Several Favorites Taken Out In Big Crashes In 1st Half of Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – By time we got to the halfway point of the season opening Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway, most of the big contenders were already taken out of race winning contention. The problem with all of this, blocking. It all started on Lap 59 when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was unnecessarily blocking to hold his firm hold on second place. Yes, a driver was blocking to stay in second place on Lap 59 of 200. The reason? 

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Jimmie Johnson’s Speedweeks Ends With 3 Crashes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – After one of the worst Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series seasons of his career, if not the worst overall, Jimmie Johnson entered the 2018 year energized. He now has three teammates all under the age of 25 who looked up to him for guidance. He was the leader of the clubhouse and had one direction he could go in 2018 – up. Unfortunately, the start to his 2018 Cup season is off to a crashing start. On the last lap of the Clash last Sunday, Johnson was…

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Bubba Wallace Tops Daytona 500 Final Practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – All the preliminary action for Daytona Speedweeks concluded on Saturday afternoon for the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session of the 2018 edition. In the final 50 minute session, Darrell Wallace Jr. topped the speed charts with a speed of 196.954 mph in his No. 43 Chevrolet. Wallace, is having a great Speedweeks thus far as he brought his Richard Petty Motorsports Camaro home third in his Duel on Thursday night. By virtue of that top five finish, he will start seventh in Sunday’s Daytona…

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What Can We Expect For Daytona 500 On Sunday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Now that the Clash and the Duels are in the rear view mirror, the picture is starting to become a little more clearer on what we can expect to see in Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). While it’s still anyone’s guess on how the actual racing itself is going to play out this weekend, it appears the race is going to go either one of two ways. First off, it could be a single file freight train like we’ve seen for a…

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