‘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


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


Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on pole for Daytona 500

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stood by his car and gazed at one of the ISM Vision video screens that line pit road. He watched car after car post lap after lap. Finally, the last car clocked in, and Erik Jones ran slower than him. It was time to celebrate. After losing his ride at Roush Fenway […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Let’s go racing

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Another season of NASCAR is upon us. The haulers arrived at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday. The NASCAR Cup Series garage opens Friday. Cars hit the track for the first time on Saturday, and the Busch Clash goes green on Sunday. And my thoughts are simple: Let’s go racing! The schedule underwent its biggest shakeup […] READ MORE


The complete TV guide to the NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona

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From the opening NASCAR Cup Series practice for the Clash right through to the Great American Race, here is your complete TV guide to the NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway as NASCAR enters its 72nd season. NASCAR’s Premier Racing Series opens the door to its 2020 campaign at the World Center of Racing, […] READ MORE