Daytona 500

Drivers take the green flag on the start of the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 15, 2019 - 12:23 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and...
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NASCAR driver Hailie Deegan takes part in an interview during Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 14, 2019 - 7:35 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hailie Deegan spent more time at Daytona 500 media day than any other driver. The 17-year-old was a guest host for NASCAR.com, trading in her firesuit for a microphone and interviewing one Cup Series star after another. It was the closest Deegan will get to the action at...
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Kyle Busch, left, gives an autograph before qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 13, 2019 - 1:01 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR media day for the Daytona 500 (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Kyle Busch says he's deep into negotiations on a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch has driven the No. 18 Toyota for Gibbs since 2008 and is in a contract year with the...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Country music singer Jake Owen performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Owen will perform a pre-race concert ahead of the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 3:47 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Country music singer Jake Owen will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500. Owen will take the stage ahead of the 61st running of the "Great American Race" at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17. A native Floridian, Owen featured Daytona Beach in his 2013 hit...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2012, file photo, Glen Wood, right, shows off his induction ring as his brother, Leonard Wood, left, looks on during the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Glen Wood, patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team and the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has died after a long illness, in Stuart, Virginia. He was 93. "It’s with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning," The Wood Brothers posted on social media Friday morning, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 18, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Glen Wood, the courtly and innovative patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 93. Wood Brothers announced the death of its team founder on social media, saying he died in Stuart, Virginia, after a long...
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File-This Mat 24, 2018, file photo shows Daniel Suarez looking down pit road before qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Aeries auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Suarez will hit a reset on his career, getting a second chance to prove he can win at NASCAR's top level. Pushed out of a ride with Joe Gibbs Racing, one of the top teams in the sport, Suarez found a soft landing at Stewart-Haas Racing. The SHR four-driver lineup combined for 12 victories last season and claimed half the spots in the round of eight in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 07, 2019 - 10:25 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez will hit a reset on his career, getting a second chance to prove he can win at NASCAR's top level. Pushed out of a ride with Joe Gibbs Racing, one of the top teams in the sport, Suarez found a soft landing at Stewart-Haas Racing. The SHR four-driver lineup...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, Kurt Busch waits in his car before NASCAR Cup Series auto racing practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)
November 17, 2018 - 3:02 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. Busch, the...
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Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the 1000Bulbs.com 500 NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 14, 2018 - 7:23 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. It also snapped a 149-race losing streak for Almirola and atoned for his oh-so-close...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) leads the first lap during the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
September 10, 2018 - 5:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's two races at Indianapolis on Monday (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Brad Keselowski has given Roger Penske his first win in the Brickyard 400. Keselowski took the lead with a daring pass, bumping leader Denny Hamlin as they came around the 2.5-mile oval on...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin drives past a puddle reflecting the grandstands during auto racing practice Friday, July 20, 2018, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Rain is in the forecast for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
July 20, 2018 - 5:45 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kurt Busch has turned a lap of 133.591 mph in the No. 41 Ford to win the pole for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The 2004 series champion hasn't won a race since the 2017 Daytona 500 and has just three top-five finishes this season for Stewart-Haas...
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