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?”

SHOW #452 – Guest: Kaz Grala – Our family friendly show includes a recap of the Daytona 500, XFinity and Trucks included too. Denny prepares for kid #2, Logano and Penske really like each other, Fantasy Racing picks and a whole bunch more. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie

Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly NASCAR Racing Radio Podcast #452 – Kaz Grala – Daytona 500 Recap / Atlanta Preview”

In addition to the drama that played out on the race track, the 2016 Daytona 500 produced record social/digital consumption numbers for NASCAR. This year’s edition of The Great American Race generated the most NASCAR-related social conversation on any single day since the inception of the NASCAR Fan and Media Engagement Center (FMEC). It also set a record for most impressions generated in one day by NASCAR’s social channels, a 63% increase compared to last year’s Daytona 500. Continue reading “2016 Daytona 500 Sets Record Social/Digital Consumption Numbers For NASCAR”

dis_nscs_checkered_022116NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Daytona 500
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
Sunday, February 21, 2016

1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200
2. (28) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 200
3. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200
4. (9) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200
5. (10) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 200
6. (5) Joey Logano, Ford, 200
7. (14) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200
8. (27) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200
9. (21) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200
10. (8) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 200 Continue reading “2016 NASCAR Race #1 Results, Daytona 500 – Denny Hamlin Wins”