Daytona 500

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1999, file photo, drivers in the first 125-mile Daytona 500 qualifying race start the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach became the unofficial "Birthplace of Speed" in 1903 when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hard packed sand along the Atlantic Ocean.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
February 13, 2020 - 4:17 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Thursday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 62nd running of "The Great American Race." Track president Chip Wile says “we have the most loyal...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 13, 2020 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Daytona International Speedway is going to be a little more crowded than usual for the annual Daytona 500 on Sunday. President Donald Trump will attend NASCAR's season-opening race, White House spokesman Judd Deere said Thursday. “Daytona International Speedway has been privileged...
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Austin Dillon, right, takes part in an interview during NASCAR Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 12, 2020 - 12:48 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Speedweeks is facing a significant shakeup. The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Valentine’s Day in 2021, a week earlier than usual and putting NASCAR’s version of the Super Bowl seven days after the actual Super Bowl. The revised date could cause changes to Speedweeks, the...
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Erik Jones celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Busch Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 09, 2020 - 2:59 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first race of the NASCAR season was a demolition derby that turned Daytona International Speedway into a giant junkyard. The Busch Clash? More like the Busch Crash. Erik Jones won Sunday's race that left a multi-million dollar trail of destruction and masked the fact...
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Kurt Busch, left, leads a pack of cars on pit road as they wait to go out on the track during a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 09, 2020 - 10:44 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has won the pole for NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500. Stenhouse turned a fast lap at 194.582 mph to put his new Chevrolet Camaro on the pole for next Sunday's race. Stenhouse is making his debut with JTG-Daugherty Racing after Roush Fenway Racing...
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Kevin Harvick gets ready to go out on the track during a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 08, 2020 - 10:46 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Stewart-Haas Racing that will take the 44-year-old NASCAR champion through the 2023 season. Harvick, who won the 2014 Cup Series championship, said Saturday at Daytona International Speedway had he had p;y...
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Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto racing season championship on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 4:37 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted his true fans to enjoy the moment with him. It was a lesson learned from his first Cup...
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Kyle Busch celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 02, 2019 - 3:58 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch tossed his young son in the air twice in victory lane and sprayed champagne toward anyone dry within reach. The good times and NASCAR milestones keep piling up for Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing. Heck, Busch might even give his Pocono Raceway trophy to his wife for a...
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Kyle Busch enters Turn 1 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 02, 2019 - 2:23 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): __ 5 p.m. Kyle Busch won at Pocono Raceway to move into a tie for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series victory list. Busch, who topped 200 career wins across all three national series earlier this season, won for the...
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Tony Stewart, right, is congratulated by Jeff Gordon after being named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2020 during an announcement in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 22, 2019 - 4:29 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart and friends are heading to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside his former car owner Joe Gibbs and teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson rounded out the Class of 2020. "It totally...
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