‘Big One’ occurs early at Daytona

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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!

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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

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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


Ryan Newman released from Hospital

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Ryan Newman is alive and well. Thankfully, approximately 42 hours following a last-lap crash in Monday night’s Daytona 500 where Newman’s car was flipped and t-boned, the Indiana native walked out of the hospital on Wednesday holding the hands of his daughters. Roush Fenway Racing tweeted at 1:43 p.m. Wednesday that the driver of the […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Let’s not neuter racing at Daytona and Talladega

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Just after 10 p.m., Monday, NASCAR announced that Ryan Newman‘s injuries were non-life threatening. I as well as many others in the NASCAR world breathed a heavy sigh of relief. Newman’s wasn’t the worst I’ve seen covering auto racing; that belongs to Joe Graf Jr.‘s wreck in a pro late model race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hell, […] READ MORE


Ryan Newman’s injuries from crash “Not Life Threatening”

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On the last lap of Monday night’s race at Daytona International Superspeedway, Ryan Newman was involved in an accident that sent his car upside down. Newman had held the lead through the final two turns and looked to take the checkered flag on the front stretch, but was turned inadvertently by a loose Ryan Blaney. […] READ MORE


Odds on Odds: 2020 Daytona 500

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Sunday, the 62nd running of the ‘Great American Race’ the Daytona 500 will begin a new season. The 2020 Daytona 500 is setting up to be one of the best races and most wide open. It will also mark a new era for Nascar and many drivers. As we sit down for Sunday’s race there […] READ MORE


Logano, Byron win Duels, set Daytona 500 Starting Lineup

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After a crash-filled Busch Clash on Sunday, NASCAR rounded out its 120 laps of qualifying races with nearly all of its cars relatively unharmed. Joey Logano and William Byron each won Duel Races that saw just one caution a piece, with most of the damage from each going to cars that didn’t qualify for the main event. Logano, […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Jimmie Johnson deserves more respect than he’s received

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Surrounded by throngs of reporters and television cameras, Wednesday, Jimmie Johnson spoke to the media gathered inside the Daytona 500 Club. He begins his final full-time NASCAR Cup Series season Sunday. Like Kyle Busch, Johnson is among NASCAR’s god-tier of drivers. Yet he’s never garnered the respect he deserves, according to teammate, Chase Elliott. “I […] READ MORE


Kyle Busch seeks First Daytona 500 win

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Entering his 16th season, Kyle Busch seeks his first Daytona 500 win. While he’s won each of NASCAR’s other crown jewel races (the GEICO 500, Coca-Cola 600, Southern 500 and Brickyard 400), he’s yet to win its biggest race in 15 starts. Kyle Busch seeks First Daytona 500 win He has a 19.3 average finish, with four […] READ MORE