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Random Recap: The 1968 Atlanta 500

Welcome to Random Recaps, our new weekly feature at From The Marbles. In this space, we'll recap a race from the past at the track the where Sprint Cup Series is racing next. Here's how it works. Thanks to the box score data at Racing Reference, we know how many Sprint Cup Series races have been held at a track. Show More Summary

David Ragan to drive No. 18 in place of Kyle Busch

David Ragan will fill in at Atlanta and beyond for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Ragan emerged as a candidate for the car on Tuesday. According to the team's release, Ragan "will pilot the No. 18 M&M's Crispy Toyota for at least the next several weeks. Show More Summary

Atlanta adding more safety measures for race

Atlanta Motor Speedway is taking some extra measures for its race weekend. The track is now the second weekend on the NASCAR circuit and announced Tuesday that it would put tire barriers on the inside turn four wall. In Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Daytona, Kyle Busch hit an unprotected concrete wall and broke his right leg and left foot. Show More Summary

Is David Ragan a candidate to sub for Kyle Busch?

Joe Gibbs Racing could be looking to an established Sprint Cup Series driver to fill in for Kyle Busch. According to both NBC Sports and the Charlotte Observer, David Ragan is a possibility to drive the No. 18 in Busch's absence. Ragan currently drives for Front Row Motorsports in the No. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Surprise! Joey Logano has the top spot

1. Joey Logano: After the race was over, Logano radioed to his crew during their jubilation and exclaimed that he couldn't have beaten a better person. The driver who finished second? Kevin Harvick, the man who confronted Logano for his Sprint Unlimited pushing tactics. Show More Summary

Regan Smith to fill in again for Kurt Busch at Atlanta

Regan Smith will be in the No. 41 car for a second straight week. Stewart-Haas Racing said Smith would fill in for Busch again after he finished 16th in Sunday's Daytona 500. Smith was named the replacement driver for Busch at Daytona on Saturday after Busch was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Friday. Show More Summary

More NASCAR Punditry Flung off the Rails into a Ditch

As seen in my preceding post when it comes to punditry, whether it be of the NASCAR variety or political/social, it must come with at least a modicum of truthfulness. If not you’re just a hack with a license to print. Yesterday’s example was on the Vickers/Earnhardt controversy. Today’s edition of punditry gone wild is

Newlywed Joey Logano inserts foot in mouth at Daytona 500 champion's press conference

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chalk this one up to a guy who's been married for about two months. Joey Logano, about an hour removed from winning the Daytona 500, is sitting on the dais inside the media center at Daytona International Speedway. Standing...Show More Summary

NASCAR made the right call throwing the caution flag on the last lap

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There's no debate: NASCAR should have thrown the caution flag on the final lap of the Daytona 500. As Joey Logano led Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. down the backstretch and into Turn 3, they had clear track ahead of them. Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. fights back to third after dropping through field late in 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. felt he had one of the Daytona 500's fastest cars, felt he should have won the race. But fast cars have to be put in the right positions over the course of a 500-mile race to get a win and Junior's...Show More Summary

Jeff Gordon meets Daytona 500 loss with a resigned smile

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For a guy who'd just lost the last Daytona 500 he'll likely ever run, Jeff Gordon sure looked like a man at peace. The race had just ended. Some cars were parked out on pit road; others, like Gordon's mangled 24, were already being loaded onto their haulers. Show More Summary

Joey Logano wins Daytona 500

Your browser does not support iframes. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Joey Logano, the kid who's had greatness predicted for him since he was 15, won the 57th running of the Daytona 500. A frenetic final few laps as most of the 43-car field barreled...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart's heartbreak at Daytona will continue for another year

The 1998 Daytona 500 marked the end of one of NASCAR's most ignoble streaks, that of Dale Earnhardt's winless run at the Great American Race. The very next year kicked off another such streak for another championship driver, one that runs right to, and through, today. Tony Stewart has won three Sprint Cup championships. Show More Summary

Joe Gibbs says team hasn't decided on post-500 replacement for Kyle Busch

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Busch is likely out a significant amount of time after suffering a broken leg and a broken foot in Saturday's Xfinity Series race. On Sunday morning, his team owner Joe Gibbs said the team hadn't made any plans...Show More Summary

Fernando Alonso taken to hospital after F1 testing crash

Formula 1's Fernando Alonso was taken to a hospital after a crash in testing in Spain. His new team, McLaren, said he was undergoing precautionary tests after he was transported to the hospital from the Barcelona circuit's medical center. "Today...Show More Summary

Join us for our 2015 Daytona 500 Live Chat

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It's baaaaack. Join us for Yahoo Sports' live chat for the 2015 Daytona 500. We'll watch the race together, have some fun, talk about racing and talk about many things that don't have to do with racing. It's the best way to watch a race, especially the biggest race of the season. Show More Summary

Daytona 500 live coverage, highlights, results and more

Follow along with our coverage of the 57th running of the Daytona 500. Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds will guide television viewers through the 57th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday when coverage begins at 1 p.m. (ET) on FOX, and they should be a familiar trio to regular viewers of the Great American Race. Show More Summary

Kyle Busch's crash should hasten expansion of SAFER walls at NASCAR tracks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The estimated cost of Daytona Rising, Daytona International Speedway's renovation project, is $400 million. It likely wouldn't cost more than $10 million to outfit the rest of Daytona's walls with SAFER barrier. In...Show More Summary

Kyle Busch hits interior wall hard near end of Xfinity race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch has been injured in a vicious late-race wreck at the Alert Today Florida 300. On lap 113, Busch spun while pushing Erik Jones coming through the front-stretch tri-oval. Busch's car rocketed straight toward a section of wall that did not have SAFER barriers in place. Show More Summary

The wild, weird stories of Lake Lloyd at Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When he raced at Daytona in 1960, Tiger Tom Pistone used to drive with a complete set of scuba gear in his car. Why? Because he was afraid of drowning in Lake Lloyd, of course. Laugh if you want, but hey, Pistone didn’t drown. Show More Summary

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