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1:05 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race at NASCAR’s track dubbed “Too Tough To Tame.” Earnhardt Jr. announced Friday that he’ll compete at Darlington Raceway’s Xfinity Series race on Aug. 31 during the track’s Southern 500 weekend. Earnhardt Jr. retired from full-time racing in 2017. He ran the Xfinity
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4:13 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo. He was questioning McDowell’s loyalty to the brand. “He shows up pointing at the Ford emblem, pushing on the
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11:57 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch felt like an amiable teammate, willing to do whatever it took to get Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane at the Daytona 500. He’s not so sure Denny Hamlin did the same. Busch finished second in “The Great American Race,” extending his winless streak
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7:54 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second time in four years, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing. The victory Sunday honored J.D. Gibbs, who died last month after battling a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs co-founded the race team with his father
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8:33 PM ET ESPN News Services “The Big One” came late in the Daytona 500. Paul Menard triggered a 21-car accident shortly after a restart with 10 laps to go in “The Great American Race.” Menard turned Matt DiBenedetto, who slammed into the wall and started a chain reaction. It brought out a red flag
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6:00 PM ET Associated Press Jimmie Johnson‘s chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate B.J. McLeod started a wrecked that damaged Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet.
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5:54 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fourth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Saturday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 61st running of “The Great American Race.” Track president Chip Wile says “this is a tribute to our fans.” Some
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6:43 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Annett won for the first time at NASCAR’s national level, a career that spans 345 races in three series. He gave
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4:30 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Sam Bass, NASCAR’s first officially licensed artist, has died. He was 57. The support throughout the sport of NASCAR has touched team owner Joe Gibbs, whose eldest son, J.D. Gibbs, died last month following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He suffered from kidney
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11:13 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Hill blocked his way to his first career NASCAR Truck Series victory in a crash-marred season opener Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. With only nine of the 32 trucks still running in the second overtime, Hill had to block Grant Enfinger for most of
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11:03 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps that have the new Mustang positioned for a strong showing in “The Great American Race.” Harvick won the first of the 150-mile qualifying races Thursday night that set the
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11:08 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Parker Kligerman will be back on TV for the Daytona 500. He’ll enjoy driving in “The Great American Race” more than he ever could analyzing a Cup race as a pit reporter. The driver-turned-broadcaster is behind the wheel again, and the 28-year-old Kligerman claimed one of
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Feb 14, 2019 Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson accepted blame for causing a second crash in five days at Daytona International Speedway, saying “everyone makes mistakes.” Johnson turned Kyle Busch in the first of two qualifying races at Daytona on Thursday night, causing Busch to spin across the backstretch
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7:46 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch says he’s deep into negotiations on a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch has driven the No. 18 Toyota for Gibbs since 2008 and is in a contract year with the organization. He was surprised Wednesday to learn his contract status was public
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