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7:42 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race will resume at
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2:54 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. Given the honor of commanding drivers to start their engines, Trump made a grand entrance before the start of the race.
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1:16 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent decades taking risks on the track and in the air. He’s trying to minimize both these days. Earnhardt said Sunday before the Daytona 500 that he’s changed his approach to flying following a harrowing crash landing near Bristol Motor Speedway last August.
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7:16 PM ET DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It is race day at Daytona! Perhaps you are a hardcore NASCAR fan who watches every race from Valentine’s Day to Thanksgiving. But chances are higher that your Daytona 500 viewing habits are much more of a Kentucky Derby/Olympics figure skating-kind of approach. You watch because it’s a
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10:51 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After Joe Gibbs Racing swept last year’s Daytona 500 with a trio of Toyota drivers, Joey Logano angrily marched to the car of fellow Ford driver Michael McDowell and pointed at the blue oval. Logano’s message was clear to McDowell: If he couldn’t win the race,
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5:45 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Noah Gragson won his first career Xfinity Series race when Saturday’s opener was stopped on the final lap by a crash well behind the winning JR Motorsports Chevrolet. It was the third consecutive win at Daytona for a car fielded by Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sister
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3:05 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla — The last chance to appreciate Jimmie Johnson leading the field at the Daytona 500 may come during the pace laps. Shortly after President Donald Trump gives drivers the command to start their engines, Johnson will zip ahead of the other 39 cars and take a ceremonial
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11:25 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR opened the Truck Series season with one fiery crash, a truck stuck on its roof and Grant Enfinger in Victory Lane following overtime and a door-to-door race to the finish line. Enfinger beat Jordan Anderson in a frantic push to the finish that drew sparks
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11:58 AM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR will dole out a record $23.6 million to the 40 drivers racing in the Daytona 500. The sanctioning body released the total purse Friday, an about-face for an organization that hadn’t released payouts since the 2015 season. NASCAR’s charter system with teams had previously prohibited
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10:58 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daniel Suarez needed to race his way into the Daytona 500. He ended up wrecking out. Suarez’s No. 96 Toyota got sandwiched between a pair of Fords headed to pit road midway through the first of two qualifying races Thursday night. Suarez got hit by Ryan
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9:54 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joey Logano and William Byron won the qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500. The victory in the first 150-mile race Thursday night earned Logano a spot in the second row for the season-opening Daytona 500. Byron will join Logano in the second
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4:49 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The trophy awarded to NASCAR’s premier series champion will be called the Bill France Cup beginning this season. The renaming is a tribute to Bill France Sr, who founded NASCAR in 1947, as well as his son, Bill France Jr., who elevated the sport to national
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9:37 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — There appears to be public peace between Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. Keselowski was furious at his teammate and accused Logano of throwing unnecessary blocks that triggered one of the two wrecks in the final nine laps of the Busch Clash. “We shouldn’t
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4:41 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — A flight restriction issued by the Federal Aviation Administration indicates that President Donald Trump is expected to attend Sunday’s Daytona 500. The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, also tweeted to fans that drones are prohibited within 30 miles of Daytona International Speedway — a
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1:00 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch has partied in victory lane at every NASCAR track from Darlington to Dover, from Bristol to the Brickyard. Busch has even celebrated at Daytona, with a 2008 summer Cup Series victory on his resume, and trophies from races in other series or exhibitions in
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4:28 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports has agreed to a five-year extension with primary sponsor Axalta through the 2027 season. Axalta will be a primary sponsor of the No. 24 team with driver William Byron for 14 Cup Series races each year beginning in 2021. Axalta is a primary sponsor of
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5:41 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — 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 multimillion-dollar trail of destruction and masked the fact that the
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