In NASCAR’s version of “The Longest Day” Dale Earnhardt Jr. was able to reward the large group of fans that endured a rain delay of more than six and a half hours to win Sunday night’s 56th Daytona 500 in a race that ended at 11:20 p.m. Eastern Time.
One year after seeing an apparent victory end in one of the worst crashes in Daytona history, Regan Smith was finally able to see the checkered flag at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
It’s been 10 years ago since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. scored the signature victory of his career in the 2004 Daytona 500.
It was supposed to be NASCAR’s big debut of its “knockout” qualifying format on Friday but intermittent rain ended it after the initial session.
Kevin Harvick has always been a driver with a fierce attitude and determination. He isn’t afraid to show that on the race track that makes him a perfect fit for his new team owner, Tony Stewart.
After sweeping both races in Thursday night’s Budweiser Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying races Joe Gibbs Racing has placed themselves as the team to beat in Sunday’s 56th Daytona 500.
Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing a sweep of both Budweiser Duels, driving his Toyota to victory in the second 150-mile qualifying race Thursday night for Sunday’s 56th Daytona 500.
Matt Kenseth defeated Kevin Harvick by .022 of a seconds – about one and a half feet – in a three-wide finish that also included Kasey Kahne in an impressive finish to Thursday night’s first Budweiser Duel 150 qualifying race for Sunday’s Daytona 500.
The stronger redesigned catchfence at Daytona Int’l Speedway got its first serious test during a multiple-car crash during Wednesday’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session.
When Jimmie Johnson won last year’s Daytona 500 it set the tone for his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship under the old Chase format.