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‘Big One’ occurs early at Daytona

The field completed just 14 laps, before the “Big One” took out multiple cars in the Daytona 500. Racing down the backstretch, Kyle Busch shoved Christopher Bell into the back of Aric Almirola. A second hit on the right-end of the bumper sent Almirola into the path of Alex Bowman. Both turned head-on into the outside wall and triggered […] READ MORE

The White Zone: That just happened!

Michael McDowell just won the Daytona 500. I repeat: MICHAEL McDOWELL JUST WON THE DAYTONA 500. Even hours after the checkered flag flew, I’m still dumbfounded by what transpired. He shoved Brad Keselowski down the backstretch on the final lap, and drove through the spinning Team Penske cars and fiery carnage to win for the first time […] READ MORE

Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney collide on final lap of Clash

Well that was a hell of a kickoff to a new season of NASCAR. Coming to the frontstretch chicane of the Daytona International Speedway road course, Chase Elliott pulled up alongside Ryan Blaney. Now on the inside in Turn 14, Elliott drove in too hard and hit Blaney, sending him into the outside wall. “I just had […] READ MORE

Driver thoughts on NASCAR playoffs

Another season is upon us. Freshly wrapped cars loaded into equally wrapped haulers depart their respective home bases around Charlotte, North Carolina, and head south to the “world center of racing.” Some with new drivers. Others with the same drivers. The new NASCAR Cup Series season brings the biggest overall to the schedule in decades; […] READ MORE

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen puts on clinic in Abu Dhabi

Going into Sunday’s race, Max Verstappen never led a lap at Yas Marina Circuit. When the lights went out, he put on a clinic in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and took the final checkered flag of the season. The driver of the No. 33 Red Bull Racing Aston Martin started from pole and led all […] READ MORE

Alex Andrejev: A rookie on the NASCAR beat

Alex Andrejev sits in the media center at Daytona International Speedway and waits for news on Ryan Newman’s condition. An ambulance transported him to Halifax Medical Center, after his wreck on the final lap of the Daytona 500. The atmosphere in the room is tense. Veteran reporters tell her they flashbacked to Dale Earnhardt’s fatal […] READ MORE

Daytona Road Course

Daytona road course replaces Fontana on NASCAR schedule

We didn’t even make it through the offseason before COVID changed next year’s schedule, and we’re running the Daytona road course, again. NASCAR announced Tuesday that the road course at Daytona International Speedway will replace Auto Club Speedway on the 2021 schedule. It moves to the second race on the schedule. Homestead-Miami Speedway takes Auto […] READ MORE

Flat tire costs George Russell chance at victory

George Russell took advantage of a massive opportunity and dominated, Sunday, at Bahrain. Even after a miscue by his team on pit road cost him the lead, he climbed back through the field and ate away at Sergio Perez‘s lead. It was his race to lose. Suddenly, debris punctured his left-front tire. He couldn’t put it […] READ MORE

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez capitalizes on Mercedes follies to win in Bahrain

Sergio Perez walked out onto the podium, holding the flag of his native Mexico. He stood and listened as “Himno Nacional Mexicano” played over the loudspeakers of Bahrain International Circuit. After that and the presentation of trophies, he picked up his champagne bottle and sprayed both Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll. When the celebrations died down, he sat […] READ MORE