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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.

Hendrick Shows Muscle, Avoids Duel Drama

Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Jeff Gordon (24) and Kasey Kahne battle during Budweiser Duel action Thursday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Rusty Jarrett Photo)

The Hendrick Motorsports domination at Daytona continued with Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing from last to first to win Duel No. 1 and teammate Jimmie Johnson leading 40 of the 64 laps to win Duel No. 2.

Johnson Takes Duel No. 2, 500 Field Set

Jimmie Johnson celebrates in victory lane after winning Thursday's second Budweiser Duel at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

Jimmie Johnson was able to hold off the field at the finish and Danica Patrick was able to fight and claw her way into the Daytona 500 starting lineup with a 10th-place finish in a wrecked race car.

Earnhardt Goes Last To First In Duel No. 1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) takes the checkered flag to win Thursday's first Budweiser Duel at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

Defending Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. went from last to first to win Thursday night’s first Budweiser Duel at Daytona qualifying race.

Earnhardt Aims For Third Daytona 500 Win

Two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr., the race's most recent winner, had a lot to discuss on Wednesday. (HHP/Alan Marler photo)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. avoided Twitter because he didn’t want to participate in the self-absorbed nature of the social media phenomenon, but vowed if he ever won the Daytona 500 again he would finally start to tweet. So after his win last year in a dramatic race that ended at night because of a lengthy rain delay, the Dale Earnhardt Jr. era of Twitter began.

Bowman Paces Wednesday Daytona Practice

Alex Bowman paced Wednesday's Daytona 500 practice. (NASCAR photo)

Unheralded Alex Bowman was the fastest driver in Wednesday’s final NASCAR Sprint Cup practice session for Thursday night’s Budweiser Daytona Duels that will determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500.

Multi-Car Crash Mars Daytona Duel Practice

Michael Annett limps his damaged Chevrolet to the garage after a multi-car crash during practice Wednesday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

It didn’t take long for a crash in Wednesday’s practice for Thursday night’s Budweiser Daytona Duels as Danica Patrick turned left on the backstretch right into the path of Denny Hamlin’s Toyota. That triggered a crash that also involved Hamlin, Michael Annett, Jeb Burton and Kyle Larson.

NASCAR Makes Daytona Qualifying Changes

Regan Smith (7) inches ahead of Brad Keselowski (22) at the finish line to win Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series opener at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

After last Sunday’s group qualifying session for the Daytona 500 Pole nearly turned into a fiasco, NASCAR announced changes to the format for the NASCAR XFINITY and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the rest of SpeedWeeks.


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