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Takeaways from Talladega: Wallace's crash a blow for an underfunded Richard Petty Motorsports

Bubba Wallace was racing near the front of the field early in Sunday's race at Talladega. The underfunded single-car team only really has chances to compete at tracks like Daytona and Talladega. Wallace triggered the first crash of the race when he was pushing Ryan Blaney on lap 11 and collected Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and others in the wreck.
Tags: News, Nascar, Daytona, Wallace, Richard Petty Motorsports, Talladega, Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, Talladega Wallace, Clint Bowyer Kevin Harvick Denny Hamlin


NASCAR Mailbag: Could heat races solve qualifying woes?

I am trying to get an answer to my question regarding qualifying in the Cup Series. I am a long-time fan but after watching the Duel races at Daytona and the qualifying fiasco at Fontana I would like an answer. I think a complete revamping of the current "timed" qualifying should be considered.
Tags: News, Nascar, Daytona, Fontana


Column: Gibbs needs to find seat for Bell in the big leagues

Joe Gibbs has too many winning drivers in his organization. The Gibbs organization swept Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend as Christopher Bell won the Xfinity Series race Saturday followed by yet another Kyle Busch victory in the Cup race on Sunday. Gibbs drivers have won five of eight Cup races - including the Daytona 500 - and five of seven Xfinity Series races.
Tags: News, Bell, Gibbs, Daytona, Joe Gibbs, Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell


2019 NASCAR Cup Series race winners

Every winner from every points race from the Daytona 500 to Homestead.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Daytona


Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap around Bristol Motor Speedway in Friday qualifying. Elliott turned a lap at 131.7132 mph Friday around the bullring to earn the fifth pole of his career. His previous four were at either Daytona or Talladega, the biggest […]
Tags: News, Sports, Bristol, Elliott, Daytona, Tenn AP, Bristol Motor Speedway, Talladega, Chase Elliott


Sterling Marlin undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin has been undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery as part of his treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Marlin’s daughter, Sutherlin House, announced Thursday that Marlin completed the third of four surgery stages this week at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He began the surgery stages March 11. Marlin […]
Tags: News, Sports, Auto Racing, Daytona, Nashville Tenn, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Marlin, Sterling Marlin, Sutherlin House


Whatever Happened To Bubba Wallace, NASCAR Hotshot?

Just 17 months ago, Richard Petty hired Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. to drive his famous No. 43 stock car full-time. At the time, it looked like a winning combo in so many ways: Petty, The King, a winner of 200 Cup races and a legendary seven-time champ, was paired with Wallace, a talented African-American who really had paid his dues. And in his first race in the 2018 season, Wallace finished second to Austin Dillon in the Daytona 500. Wallace started the race seventh and steered clear of severa...
Tags: News, Daytona, Wallace, Petty, Austin Dillon, Richard Petty, Bubba Wallace, Darrell `` Bubba '' Wallace Jr, Richard Childress Dillon


Kurt Busch's on-track strategy: 'Avoid (No.) 17 at all costs'

After some aggressive driving early in this 2019 season from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — including his typical superspeedway daring in the Daytona 500 and a run-in with Erik Jones in Las Vegas — fellow drivers now take note of where the No. Roush Fenway Racing Ford is on the track at all times. Kurt Busch remarked as such in a tweet Monday evening.
Tags: News, Las Vegas, Kurt Busch, Motor Racing, Daytona, Erik Jones, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No Roush Fenway Racing Ford


2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race winners

Every winner from every points race from the Daytona 500 to Homestead.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Daytona


Nathan Chen’s Yale Juggling Act

Some undergraduates head to Daytona for spring break. Nathan Chen, a Yale freshman, is heading to the World Figure Skating Championships.
Tags: News, Yale, Yale University, Daytona, Chen, Nathan, Nathan Chen, Figure Skating, Olympic Games (2018


Yamaha rider Kyle Wyman won the Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Yamaha rider Kyle Wyman won the Daytona 200 on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Wyman, from Walworth, New York, edged pole-sitter Sean Dylan Kelly and Bobby Fong, both on Suzukis, in a four-lap late shootout after a red flag. Wyman beat the 16-year-old Kelly by 0.213 seconds. The red flag […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Yamaha, Kelly, Daytona, DAYTONA BEACH Fla, Wyman, Bobby Fong, Kyle Wyman, Daytona International Speedway Wyman, Walworth New York, Sean Dylan Kelly


Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.”Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He was just a weirdo. That isn’t my word, it’s how his friends saw him. “You’re supposed to make friends with future secretaries of state, not weirdo musicians,” one O’Rourke pal, Adam Mortimer, told the N...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, White House, Virginia, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, NFL, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Normandy, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Dallas


Guthrie dropped from nominees for contributions to NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR’s Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. France and Norma “Dusty” Brandel […]
Tags: News, France, Sports, Indianapolis, Nascar, Auto Racing, Charlotte, Anne, N C AP, Daytona, Guthrie, Janet Guthrie, Norma Dusty Brandel


Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popular member of the “Alabama Gang,” two-time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch, short-track racer Jim Paschal and mechanic Red Vogt as […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nascar, Auto Racing, Charlotte, Tony Stewart, Daytona, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Marvin Panch, Alabama Gang, Sam Ard, Red Vogt, NASCAR Hall of Fame Stewart, Neil Bonnett, Jim Paschal


Ford executive intervened in Daytona squabble among drivers

The global director of Ford Performance said the manufacturer intervened between Ford drivers after the Daytona 500, which saw a Toyota driver celebrate the win and Ford drivers fume at each other afterward. Shortly after Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500, Ford driver Joey Logano exited his car on pit road and confronted fellow Ford driver Michael McDowell about McDowell not pushing him on the final lap. McDowell was upset with how he had been treated by Ford drivers earlier in the race.
Tags: News, Ford, Toyota, Motor Racing, Joey Logano, Daytona, Ford Performance, McDowell, Denny Hamlin, Michael McDowell


Atlanta winners and losers

Chase Elliott did run in the top 10 at times and fell back late after a two-tire change to stay on the lead lap. While it's only one race, this organization has some work to do. Ryan Preece and BJ McLeod: A week after he was lauded for driving through wrecks unscathed at Daytona, Ryan Preece ran into the back of McLeod's car on pit road and spun McLeod's car.
Tags: News, Atlanta, Motor Racing, Daytona, McLeod, Chase Elliott, Ryan Preece, BJ McLeod


Q&A with Erik Jones: 'Really confident' in being a title contender

The scratch-and-dent Daytona 500 is done and dusted, and now it's time to go racing at the white-knuckle 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. Erik Jones is ready. Coming off a remarkable third-place finish at NASCAR's biggest race last week, Jones, who displayed plenty of grit and determination in the battered and bruised Joe Gibbs Racing No. […]
Tags: News, Nascar, Jones, Daytona, Joe Gibbs, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Erik Jones


Denny Hamlin hopes Daytona 500 win erases doubts, fuels resurgent NASCAR campaign

After his first winless campaign in 13 full-time seasons in the Cup Series, Denny Hamlin put some questions to rest by winning the Daytona 500.            [Author: Special for USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nascar, Daytona, Denny Hamlin, Special for USA TODAY


McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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 Ford, making his point […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ford, Auto Racing, Charlotte, Logano, Joey Logano, N C AP, Daytona, McDowell, Michael McDowell


Scanner: Kyle Busch comes up short at Daytona

Ride with Kyle Busch in the 61st running of the Daytona 500 as the driver of the No. Toyota comes up one spot shy of winning the Great American Race.
Tags: News, Motor Racing, Daytona, Kyle Busch


Ryan: The inside story of the secret deal that changed the Daytona 500

In a Saturday morning meeting, Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing (with help from Toyota Racing Development) hatched a plan to battle Ford's 12-car squadron that had dominated Speedweeks (sweeping the top three of most qualifiers Thursday) and much of restrictor-plate racing for the past year. Though some of the key players declined to be identified, it isn't difficult to glance at the rosters for Hendrick, JGR and Toyota and find some obvious ties. There are several names who h...
Tags: News, Ford, Toyota, Motor Racing, Ryan, Daytona, Joe Gibbs, Speedweeks, Toyota Racing Development, Hendrick JGR


Hamlin plans on 'winning a bunch' after Daytona 500 victory

NASCAR.com's Jonathan Merryman sits down with Denny Hamlin after winning the 2019 Daytona 500.
Tags: News, Nascar, Motor Racing, Daytona, Denny Hamlin, Hamlin, Jonathan Merryman


Race Rewind: Daytona 500 in 15

See a condensed version of the 2019 Daytona 500, with Denny Hamlin holding off teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones to get to Victory Lane.
Tags: News, Motor Racing, Daytona, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones


Joe Gibbs calls Denny Hamlin's Daytona 500 victory his 'most emotional' and 'biggest win'

Denny Hamlin's Daytona 500 win meant so much to Joe Gibbs that he called it "the most emotional and the biggest win I've ever had in my life"            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Daytona, Joe Gibbs, Denny Hamlin


Daytona 500 winners and losers

Michael McDowell (Front Row Motorsports) finished fifth, Ty Dillon (Germain Racing) finished sixth and was Chevrolet's top finisher, rookie Ryan Preece (JTG Daugherty Racing) placed eighth and Ross Chastain (Premium Motorsports) finished 10th. Fans — They didn't see the single-file racing that was so evident in the Clash, qualifying races and Xfinity race. LOSERS
Tags: News, Motor Racing, Daytona, Ryan Preece, Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports, Ty Dillon Germain Racing, JTG Daugherty Racing, Ross Chastain Premium Motorsports


Spectacular 21-car pileup at Daytona 500

You'd be surprised how often we cover NASCAR: "Well, that ruined everything."
Tags: Video, News, Cars, Mistakes, Nascar, Daytona


Daytona 500: Giant crash triggered by Paul Menard causing 'carnage everywhere'

American driver Paul Menard triggers a giant crash in the Daytona 500 with 10 laps to go, a race that Denny Hamlin went on to win.
Tags: News, Daytona, Denny Hamlin, Paul Menard


Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin wins after huge crashes

Denny Hamlin negotiated multi-car pile-ups and the challenge of Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones to win the Daytona 500 in overtime Sunday.
Tags: Cnn, Daytona, Joe Gibbs, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones


Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing. J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief stint as […]
Tags: News, Sports, Daytona, Joe Gibbs, DAYTONA BEACH Fla, Joe Gibbs Racing J D Gibbs


Wrecks cause late-race chaos, delays before Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 in OT

Only 14 of 40 cars finished on the lead lap of the 2019 Daytona 500 after a series of crashes marred the closing stage of the race.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Daytona, Denny Hamlin



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