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Reed Sorenson, left, talks with Michael Waltrip, a former driver and now TV commentator, on pit road before the first of two Daytona 500 qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Hill, Sorenson latest underdogs to give Daytona 500 a shot

Feb. 14, 2020 3:51 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Timmy Hill needed to race into the Daytona 500 to keep his underfunded team off life support. Reed Sorenson might have spent his weekend working as a spotter instead of a driver had he had not qualified for the race. Both drivers are in the 40-car field, the latest little teams...

Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the first of the two NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Logano, Byron win Daytona 500 qualifying races

Feb. 13, 2020 11:25 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano and William Byron won the qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500. The victory in the first 150-mile race Thursday night earned Logano a spot in the second row for the season-opening Daytona 500. Byron will join Logano in the second row, behind...

Daniel Suarez (96) and Ryan Blaney wreck as they come out of Turn 4 during the first of two NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Suarez wrecks in qualifier, fails to land Daytona 500 spot

Feb. 13, 2020 11:18 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez needed to race his way into the Daytona 500. He ended up wrecking out. Suarez's No. 96 Toyota got sandwiched between a pair of Fords headed to pit road midway through the first of two qualifying races Thursday night. Suarez got hit by Ryan Blaney and slid through...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Christopher Bell celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. NASCAR's season officially opens Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. (AP Photo/Randy Holt, File)

Bell, Reddick, Custer headline bumper crop of NASCAR rookies

Feb. 13, 2020 2:26 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell started to unzip his firesuit and attach a microphone at a TV session with Fox when Jimmie Johnson popped by and teased the production team. "With rookies, you have to put it down the leg personally," Johnson told a staffer. Bell got a good laugh out of the...

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. walks along pit road before NASCAR auto race qualifying at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Stenhouse wins Daytona 500 pole in debut with new team

Feb. 9, 2020 4:27 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. needed just two days to get his new team to the top. Stenhouse won the pole Sunday for the season-opening Daytona 500 next weekend, putting JTG-Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR spotlight for a week. Stenhouse's third pole in 257 Cup Series starts and first at...

Daniel Suarez gets NASCAR ride 2 weeks before Daytona 500

Jan. 28, 2020 6:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez landed a job two weeks before the NASCAR season begins when Gaunt Brothers Racing signed the Mexican driver for the No. 96 Toyota in the Cup Series. Suarez learned during the final weekend of last season in November that Stewart-Haas Racing was letting him go after one...