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Corey LaJoie crashes Reed Sorenson out of the Daytona 500

Your browser does not support iframes. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Corey LaJoie bumped his way into the Daytona 500. During the first of two Duel qualifying races Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, LaJoie was competing withShow More Summary

Chase Elliott wins first Duel qualifying race

Your browser does not support iframes. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chase Elliott held off challenges by Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray to win the first Duel qualifying race for the Daytona 500 on Thursday. Because the Can-Am Duel races are...Show More Summary

Denny Hamlin passes Dale Earnhardt Jr. on penultimate lap for Duel win

Denny Hamlin won the 2016 Daytona 500. He’ll start fourth Sunday. (Getty) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin thwarted the possibility of a triumphant return for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hamlin passed Earnhardt Jr. with two laps to go in the...Show More Summary

Chase Elliott wins first Duel qualifying race

Chase Elliott won the pole Sunday and won his qualifying race Thursday. (Getty) DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Chase Elliott held off challenges by Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray to win the first Duel qualifying race for the Daytona 500 on Thursday. Show More Summary

Your 2017 Daytona 500 qualifying races primer

Welcome to the first points-paying edition of the Can-Am Duel qualifying races for the Daytona 500. NASCAR’s new points format means the traditional 150-mile qualifying races to set the field for the Daytona 500 will award points to the top 10 drivers in each race. Show More Summary

Are Team Penske's Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski the early Daytona 500 favorites?

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Teams haven’t done anything other than qualifying runs with their Daytona 500 cars and yet it may be easy find a couple of favorites for Sunday’s race. “I would definitely point towards to the Fords and Penske,” Kevin Harvick said. Show More Summary

Danica Patrick believes she's suffered multiple concussions in her racing career

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Danica Patrick said she could relate to Dale Earnhardt Jr. when he said he’d suffered numerous concussions throughout his time as a driver. “I’ve had concussions,” Patrick said. “Every time you crash you have a concussion on a varying degree, I’m sure. Show More Summary

Bold idea: NASCAR should have made the first stages of races shorter

The stage lengths for the Daytona 500 are 60, 60 and 80 laps. When NASCAR released the lengths of stages for all of its Cup Series races last week, it was clear the lengths of the first two segments were designed to avoid fuel mileage racing within the segments. Show More Summary

Bold idea: NASCAR should have made the first stages of races shorter

When NASCAR released the lengths of stages for all of its Cup Series races last week, it was clear the lengths of the first two segments were designed to avoid fuel mileage racing within the segments. It’s not the most thrilling of visuals...Show More Summary

If Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins a Cup Series title, he's retiring at the banquet

Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t putting a date on any retirement plans. Though a Cup Series championship could hasten his departure from the driver’s seat. In a wide-ranging interview on the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday, the 42-year-old Earnhardt Jr. Show More Summary

If Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins a Cup Series title, he's retiring at the banquet

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the front row for Sunday’s Daytona 500. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t putting a date on any retirement plans. Though a Cup Series championship could hasten his departure from the driver’s seat. In a wide-ranging interview on the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday, the 42-year-old Earnhardt Jr. Show More Summary

People injured at Volusia Speedway when sprint car flips over fence (Video)

UPDATE: 2 p.m. ET Per a statement from DirtCar Nationals, one of the injured people was Justin Allgaier’s sprint car crew chief Kelly Kovski. Kovski is listed in stable condition at Halifax Health and Allgaier will not compete in any DirtCar Nationals events the rest of the season. Show More Summary

Fans injured at Volusia Speedway when sprint car flips over fence (Video)

Three fans were taken to the hospital Sunday night after a sprint car flipped over a fence on the exit of turn 2 at Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona Beach in De Leon Springs, Florida. The incident happened during a World of Outlaws session. Show More Summary

Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to start on front row for Daytona 500

It’s the third-straight year the No. 24 car has qualified first for the 500. (Getty) Chase Elliott is a repeat Daytona 500 pole winner. And he’ll be joined on the front row for the Feb. 26 race by his teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. Right after Earnhardt Jr. Show More Summary

Takeaways from the Clash: Concussion testing isn't really mandatory

Welcome to the 2017 season and welcome back to our post-race takeaways column. Per usual, we’ll have some random thoughts to espouse after Cup Series races and this column will be the landing spot for them. Let’s go through what we learned during Sunday’s Clash. Show More Summary

Joey Logano wins Clash as Hamlin and Keselowski make contact on final lap

Your browser does not support iframes. Joey Logano benefited from contact between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski on the final lap to go from third to first and win the Advance Auto Parts Clash exhibition race at Daytona. Logano and...Show More Summary

Preseason exhibition Clash race postponed to Sunday

Alex Bowman will drive the No. 88 in the Clash for Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Getty) The unofficial first race of the 2017 Cup Series season has been delayed. Rain forced the postponement of Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash to Sunday. Show More Summary

2017 Preview: Jimmie Johnson leads our projected final four of drivers

Your browser does not support iframes. You could probably figure out from the rest of our countdown as to who the top four drivers would be in our 2017 projections. Now it’s time to list those drivers in a projected order. And there’s a gr-eight chance the defending champion is No. Show More Summary

Nature's Bakery says it won't be bullied by Stewart-Haas, plans to file counterclaims to suit

Nature’s Bakery said Stewart-Haas Racing’s lawsuit against the snack company is a threat of “scorched earth litigation” and that it plans to defend itself from the race team in counterclaims. SHR filed a suit against Nature’s BakeryShow More Summary

All drivers who crash out of NASCAR races must take immediate concussion exam

Dale Earnhardt Jr. missed 18 races in 2016 after a concussion. (Getty) NASCAR will administer on-site concussion tests for all drivers who are no longer able to compete in a race because of crash damage. The sanctioning body announced...Show More Summary

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