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Logano Makes Statement With 500 Triumph

Joey Logano celebrates after winning the 57th Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Rich Iceland Photo)

There was a time when Joey Logano was considered nothing more than a phenom who was rushed to the “Big Leagues” of NASCAR took quickly.

Shell Shocked: Logano Wins Daytona 500

Joey Logano celebrates in victory lane after winning the 57th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Rich Iceland Photo)

Joey Logano had one of the few cars capable of beating a Chevrolet brigade as the driver of the No. 22 Pennzoil/Shell Ford won the 57th Daytona 500 on Sunday, holding off 2007 Daytona winner Kevin Harvick and defending Daytona champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Gordon Smiling Despite Late Daytona Crash

Jeff Gordon (24) battles Dale Earnhardt Jr. during Sunday's Daytona 500. (Rich Iceland Photo)

There’s a very good reason why three-time Daytona 500 winner and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon had a smile on his face after finishing 33rd on Sunday.

Gordon Hopes For One Last 500 Triumph

Jeff Gordon signs autographs for fans at the at Daytona Int'l Speedway on Saturday. (HHP/Tom Copeland photo)

Jeff Gordon is prepared to lead the field to the green flag in Sunday’s Daytona 500 at 1 p.m. EST, and he remains focused on winning the Daytona 500 for a fourth time in his final attempt.

NASCAR Officials Address SAFER Barriers

Rescue personnel tend to Kyle Busch during the Alert Today Florida 300 at the at the Daytona Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Tom Copeland photo)

After Kyle Busch, one of NASCAR’s star drivers and biggest names, was knocked out of the 57th Daytona 500 because of leg injuries suffered in a serious crash when he slammed head-on into a concrete wall not protected by a SAFER Barrier, officials promised to act quickly before Sunday’s big race.

Kyle Busch Injured, Will Miss Daytona 500

Kyle Busch on track during Daytona 500 practice. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

A celebration of Jeff Gordon’s glorious career as the three-time Daytona 500 winner starts on the pole for Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500 has been overshadowed by developing stories involving the Busch brothers.

Kurt Busch Appeals NASCAR Suspension

Kurt Busch, pictured during Daytona 500 practice, was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Friday. He appealed the suspension on Saturday, (NASCAR photo)

The day before the Daytona 500 is usually filled with a buzz of anticipation regarding NASCAR’s biggest race of the year. Instead, the day before this year’s 57th Daytona 500 is overshadowed by the indefinite suspension of 2004 Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch because of domestic violence against his ex- girlfriend Patricia Driscoll inside his motorhome at Dover (Del.) Int’l Speedway last September.

NASCAR Indefinitely Suspends Kurt Busch

Reports have indicated that NASCAR has suspended former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch indefinitely as a result of domestic abuse allegations from his former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)

The domestic violence case against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and Monday’s ruling in Kent County, Delaware Court has led NASCAR officials to suspend Busch indefinitely beginning with Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500.

Kyle Busch Ready For Daytona Breakthrough

Kyle Busch has had a fantastic career, but he has never won the Daytona 500. (HHP/David Tulis Photo)

Kyle Busch has always had the ability to win lots of races no matter what the series. With his amazing record in NASCAR Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series, Busch has amassed a total of 141 NASCAR wins.

Earnhardt Fastest In Quiet Cup Practices

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the fastest time during a pair of Daytona 500 practice sessions Friday. Only 14 drivers practiced during the two sessions. (NASCAR Photo)

Practice? Who needs practice? That was the mindset in the Daytona Int’l Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage area as many teams decided not to go out on the track during Friday’s two practice sessions.


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