The White Zone: Daytona gave us peak NASCAR

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Sunday’s regular-season finale at Daytona was some of the NASCAR-iest NASCAR that I’ve seen in quite a while. Before the race went green, Sunday, Kurt Busch withdrew his medical waiver. Thus taking him out of the playoffs. So the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway went from do-or-die time for both Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. […] READ MORE


NASCAR Cup Series: Daytona Preview, Predictions, and How to Watch

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Kurt Busch’s withdrawal has opened an extra playoff spot ahead of the regular season finale at Daytona. As the NASCAR Cup Series rolled into Daytona this week it was expected that all eyes would be on the battle for the one final playoff spot. That is no longer the case. A major announcement on Thursday […] READ MORE


News Analysis: Kurt Busch withdraws NASCAR playoff waiver

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Kurt Busch will miss the start of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, and withdraws his medical waiver, as he recovers from injury. Kurt Busch announced some major news on Thursday. A quick look at the announcement, its significance, and the unanswered questions. The News 23XI Racing announced that Busch will miss the start of […] READ MORE


Daytona 500 eludes Brad Keselowski, again

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Sixty-seven laps. Brad Keselowski led a race-high of 67 laps, Sunday, at Daytona International Speedway. He ran all but three laps inside the top-15 and maintained an average position of 4.8. Of course, with seven combined wins at Daytona and Talladega Superspeedway, you wouldn’t expect less from one of NASCAR’s all-time best restrictor plate racers. […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Daytona road course

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That’s a wrap on February in Daytona, and it gave us stories a-plenty. Here’s three big stories from the Daytona International Speedway road course. Christopher Bell shows his road racing acumen 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Christopher Bell scored his first career victory in the Cup Series. What’s more, he demonstrated his road course racing […] READ MORE


‘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


Daytona road course replaces Fontana on NASCAR schedule

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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


Late wreck keeps Johnson out of playoffs

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Ever the consummate professional, Jimmie Johnson went to victory lane to congratulate William Byron and his crew. Why wouldn’t he? The young man who used to trick-or-treat at his house will now race in the playoffs for a championship, after scoring his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory. He was especially happy for Byron’s crew chief, Chad Knaus. […] READ MORE