Team Penske’s Star Studded IMSA Team Tests at Daytona On Friday, How It Went, What They Said

The inherent all-star flavor of the Rolex 24 At Daytona has become a tradition, one that will be especially well-served on Jan. 27-28 at the 56th running of the sports car endurance classic at Daytona International Speedway. Champions from various other forms of motorsports will once again come to the “World Center of Racing” for the International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) season-opening event weekend, helping to form respective “dream teams.” One of those teams, Acura Team Penske, tested on Friday at DIS. Team owner Roger Penske has returned to sports car racing with Juan…

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Fernando Alonso Confirms No Indy 500 In 2018, Also Confirms He Will Be Back, May Try Daytona Too

Some big Formula One news came out of Texas on Thursday, as Fernando Alonso and McLaren announced a new “multi-year” contract for the two sides to remain together for 2018 and beyond. With that being said, one main topic came out in Alonso’s media availability ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The America’s in Austin, Texas. Despite being an F1 race, it’s still an F1 race in America, and the biggest race in not just the United States, but the whole entire world itself,…

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For 2nd Straight Race, Clint Bowyer Comes Home Runner-Up

Daytona Beach, Fla – The last few years, Clint Bowyer was about as frustrated as ever. Prior to joining Stewart-Haas Racing in the offseason, Bowyer had just two total top five finishes over his last 72 starts. Now, just 17 races into the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, he has three overall. In fact, his runner-up in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway was Bowyer’s second straight runner-up finish, as he came home second last Sunday at Sonoma. It was also his seventh top 10…

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins Crash Filled Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. backed up his Talladega triumph back in May with a late race pass on David Ragan in overtime, en route to winning Saturday night’s crash filled Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. Stenhouse, restarted the race tonight third, and used a late race push to get the lead in Turn 3 on the second to last lap and never looked back for his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Both have happened this year, both also on restrictor plate tracks.…

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Heavy Hitters All Involved In Incidents In Coke Zero 400, Tire Issues Plagued Race

Daytona Beach, Fla – Goodyear brought a new tire here this weekend to improve on the grip at the Daytona International Speedway in hopes that it would make the cars more stable on the 2.5-mile track. Instead, tires and engine related issues plagued Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400. As a result, several of the top contenders were taken out by accidents of that, seeing a race record 14 caution flags. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a tire go down on Lap 51, then he’d fall victim of Kevin Harvick having a blown…

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Joey Logano Left On the Outside Looking In For Playoffs Leaving Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – When Joey Logano’s win was encumbered back at the end of April, I didn’t think it would affect him much, if at all. After all, through the first nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races this season, Logano had eight top six finishes to his credit. That encumbered win wouldn’t mean much to him right?

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Caught Up Lap 105 Accident

Daytona Beach, Fla – What a crazy night it was for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his final start at the Daytona International Speedway. In what looked like it could be a special storybook ending for his career at the track that made his family synonymous, it ended up in smoke instead. Earnhardt, had a right front tire go down on his No. 88 Chevrolet on Lap 51 causing him to climb the banking in Turn 2 and get into the outside SAFER barrier. The car would escape much damage, but without…

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