February 18, 2018
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Austin Dillon prevailed in a game of Survivor played at 200 miles per hour, winning the Sunday’s Daytona 500 fiercely and unapologetically after turning race leader Aric Almirola in the third corner of the final lap. Continue reading “Last-lap pass gives Austin Dillon dramatic Daytona 500 victory”
By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie
Speedweeks 2018 is in the books. For the last couple of weeks, we were treated to a stunning display of brightly colored race cars driving two to three, and sometimes four-wide.
We saw breathtaking crashes, that luckily every driver walked away from.
In all, 58 machines were wadded up past the point of being able to finish the race between the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and ARCA Racing Series events in Daytona. Continue reading “There’s More Than Wrecked Cars to Talk About After Daytona”
1 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet
2 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota
3 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Peak Ford
4 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet
5 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford Continue reading “2018 – NASCAR’s 60th running of the Daytona 500 Starting Lineup”
Racing Legends: The First Daytona 500
Written by Toby Christie
It’s the biggest race of them all. The Great American Race. The Daytona 500. Winning this one race does more than simply add a trophy to the mantle. A win in this race validates all the blood sweat and tears shed on the path to the top level of NASCAR.
It may be the biggest race of the season, but it’s also one of the wildest. Packs of three and four wide at over 200-miles-per-hour is common place, and seemingly just as common is the dreaded big one. A horrifying crash that can wipe out 10-15-20 or more cars in one fell swoop.
Continue reading “Racing Legends: The First Daytona 500”
By: Toby Christie – @Toby_Christie
When Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement from full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing earlier this season, he was emphatic that he would not be completely done driving.
The 14-time most popular driver will have at least two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts for his JR Motorsports team in 2018, but what about a one-off Cup Series start?
Continue reading “Could Dale Earnhardt Jr. Really Run the 2018 Daytona 500?”