W hen it comes to the tricky, dangerous business of restrictor-plate racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, there are few secrets. The key to success at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway – the circuit’s only venues where restrictor plates are required to keep speeds down – is mere survival. Show More Summary
With 12 victories combined at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Jeff Gordon is the all-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader in restrictor-plate victories. As he approaches his 700th career start, can the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion make it a baker’s dozen in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup event? While Sunday marks Gordon’s 699th [...]
In all his years racing, Dale Earnhardt Sr. won at Daytona International Speedway 34 times. He only won the biggest race at the track, the Daytona 500, once. But the celebration for that win rivaled the joy that is seen when a new Pope takes the helm of the Catholic Church. Read more...
In response to a crash during a February race at the Daytona International Speedway that injured dozens of spectators in the stands, officials at the track will add cables on crossover gates and tether the frames of the gates to posts in time for NASCAR races in July, representatives for the Florida speedway said Wednesday. [...]
Joe Nemechek raced around the Daytona International Speedway track 120 times in his red and white Toyota Camry, driving hard for the lead until nearly the end.
Competitors will see their fourth different track configuration of 2013 this week. After starting the 2013 season at Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile restrictor-plate layout, teams have visited a mile (Phoenix) and a 1.5-mile intermediate track (Las Vegas, which saw a Loop Data record 31 green-flag passes for the lead). Now it’s on to a [...]
This reporter was fortunate to attend the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona Thunder Fan Fest testing, Speedweeks with Daytona International Speedway NASCAR media day and more this first quarter of 2013. Show More Summary
News & Notes STRONG START: In the first two NASCAR Sprint Cup events of the 2013 season, Earnhardt has recorded back-to-back top-five finishes: a runner-up result at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and a fifth-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway. The last time he opened the season with a 3.5 average finish or better was 2004 [...]
Daytona International Speedway is known across the world for the Daytona 500, the “Great American Race”, but the days leading up to that huge date are known as Speedweeks with preliminary races and promotional events. Richard Petty and...Show More Summary
Following last weekend’s NASCAR racing action at Daytona International Speedway, Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR. Usually indefinite suspensions come after failed NASCAR-mandated drug tests, but not this time. Show More Summary
First and foremost, I’d like to say that I, by know means, am making light of any of the injuries suffered by fans in attendance at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway last Saturday for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. But are lawsuits really necessary? That’s not to say that any lawsuits have been filed at this [...]
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements reportedly used an unidentified racial slur in an interview with a writer at Daytona International Speedway. That slip-up has cost him dearly, as Clements has been indefinitely suspended from racing. Show More Summary
Jeremy Clements, a driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct. On Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway, Clements was found to have violated Sections 7-5 (NASCAR’s Code of Conduct) and 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing). “During the course of [...]
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Some of the NASCAR fans hurt by flying debris from a 10-car crash at the Daytona International Speedway have retained a lawyer, who said on Wednesday he expects their claims to be settled out of court.
On Saturday during the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the gauntlet was thrown down. Many drivers new to the NASCAR Nationwide Series or with limited experience wanted to prove they could hang with the big boys. And hang they did. Action sports star Travis Pastrana gave his multitude of fans a little preview of [...]
By most measures, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gen-6 race car passed its Daytona International Speedway debut with flying colors. The racing from Sprint Unlimited through Budweiser Duel and the Daytona 500 was close and intense – and fans applauded the new look of the Chevrolet SS, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry. “I noticed something [...]
Multiple fans that were injured in Saturday's crash at Daytona International Speedway have obtained legal counsel and plan on suing NASCAR for the scary event that injured 33 spectators. NASCAR Crash at Daytona The incident took place...Show More Summary
Jimmie Johnson’s win in the 55th running of the Daytona 500 puts him on track to win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. He is once again at the top of the point standings and takes momentum into Phoenix International Speedway, a racetrack he has four wins at. Show More Summary
Michael Annett will miss Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Phoenix and will be out indefinitely after he was diagnosed with a fractured and dislocated sternum from a crash at Daytona International Speedway. Annett was in an 11 car accident on lap 116 of the season-opening Nationwide Series race when his No. Show More Summary
At least three NASCAR fans are planning to sue the Daytona International Speedway over a crash last weekend that injured more than 30 spectators. According to Beyond the Flag, three of the injured spectators have contacted the personal injury law firm Morgan and Morgan about a lawsuit. The firm’s founder John Morgan said that four [...]Show More Summary