Daytona 500 Articles

The Great American Race, for the first 180 laps, looked more like the Great American Parade. Cars ran single-file for much of the Daytona 500, content to ride in packs for fear that pulling out for a pass would leave them slower than the street...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
A week of pomp and circumstance is nearly over in Daytona. On the eve of NASCAR’s most prestigious race, the Daytona 500, Cup cars roar around the historic 2.5-mile superspeedway in the final practice session of the week — known as Happy Hour —...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
The Daytona 500 is an event that transcends its own sport, much the same as the Super Bowl, the World Series or the Masters. Over the last 54 years, a lot of history has been made just off the beach (and just on it) on Daytona International...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Setting the starting lineup for the Daytona 500 can be a trial of confusion for those that choose not to read the syllabus. And let’s be honest, that’s why you’re reading this, right? You want the CliffsNotes. Fair enough. So allow me to...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season kicks off Feb. 24 with the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The Great American Race also marks the beginning of the fantasy NASCAR season for fans who are again met with the tough decision of...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
by Dustin Long The Backseats Drivers Fan Council is back! While NASCAR and tracks have their own fan councils, most people don’t see the results of what fans are asked. That’s why I started a fan council last year where anyone could answer...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
by Dustin Long For a moment, well, actually about two hours on Monday night, it appeared as if the Daytona 500 would conclude one of the greatest weekends in racing upsets. As crews doused a jet fuel fire and then washed Turn 3 with Tide,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro For the first time in its 54-year history, the Daytona 500 has been postponed. A soggy scheduled Sunday start time of 1:00 pm EST drug into Sunday afternoon and, when the rain just kept coming, to Monday at noon. Now,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro The forecast isn’t great for today’s Daytona 500, with rain expected in the Daytona Beach, Fla., area, but hopefully at 1:29 pm EST the green flag will fly over NASCAR’s Great American Race as scheduled — and the race will be...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
by Dustin Long For whatever reason, Daytona International Speedway enjoys playing with some of NASCAR’s most successful drivers, making them endure years of anguish before winning the 500. Darrell Waltrip waited 17 years, Dale Earnhardt 20....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
2012 Daytona 500 Starting Lineup  1. Carl Edwards, No. 99 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing  2. Greg Biffle, No. 16 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing  3. Tony Stewart, No. 14 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing  4. Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Ford,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
by Jay Pennell Sunday’s running of the 54th annual Daytona 500 begins the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and it also marks the beginning of the 2012 NASCAR fantasy racing season. Fans across the land will be preparing their teams week-in and...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Kyle Busch won a crash-filled Budweiser Shootout on Saturday evening, kicking off Daytona Speedweeks in spectacular fashion. Busch’s .013-second win over Tony Stewart (right) was the closest finish in the Shootout’s 34-year...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
2012 Daytona 500 Entry List by Matt Taliaferro Forty-nine teams are entered for the 54th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. Forty-three cars will qualify for The Great American Race. The front row for the event will be determined in qualifying on...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago