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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.

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.

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