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NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Denny Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Ryan Newman hospitalized

Feb. 17, 2020 10:30 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and engulfed in flames, a grim reminder of a sport steeped in danger that has stretched nearly two decades without a fatality. At the finish line, Denny Hamlin made history with a second straight Daytona 500...

Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne as he collided with Corey LaJoie (32) on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Newman has non-life-threatening injuries after Daytona crash

Feb. 17, 2020 10:20 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday night, hospitalizing him with non-life-threatening injuries. NASCAR delivered the news nearly two hours after Newman was extricated from his car, saying he is in serious condition at nearby...

NASCAR says Ryan Newman in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries following Daytona 500 crash

Feb. 17, 2020 10:08 PM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR says Ryan Newman in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries following Daytona 500 crash.
Jimmie Johnson greets fans during driver introductions before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Johnson fails to finish following wreck in final Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson tugged at his baseball cap, walked to a golf cart and sat backward on the dash for a ride out of the Daytona garage. After a Speedweeks where Johnson was hailed by many of his peers as the greatest NASCAR driver of all time, Johnson's expected final Daytona 500...

Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR's Daytona 500 for second straight year

Feb. 17, 2020 7:52 PM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR's Daytona 500 for second straight year.
Eric Nyquist, right, a senior vice president and chief communications officer with NASCAR, greets fans in the infield and thanks them for returning for the resumption of the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NASCAR execs give friendly wave around to fans at Daytona

Feb. 17, 2020 4:51 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Greetings, from NASCAR. Seven NASCAR executives were stationed at entrances around Daytona International Speedway on Monday to welcome fans back to the rain-postponed Daytona 500. Lesa France Kennedy, the granddaughter of NASCAR's founder, and NASCAR chief operating officer Steve...

A downpour, as viewed from the press box, forces a postponement of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rain postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump's visit

Feb. 17, 2020 6:35 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race will now begin at...

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives the instructions

Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

Feb. 16, 2020 8:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after he had told the crowd that the racers and their teams...

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., right, goes through a security checkpoint before the drivers meeting for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Extra security measures were taken at the speedway because of the visit of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Trump fans wait in long lines to see president, Daytona 500

Feb. 16, 2020 7:31 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was wearing his firesuit and had just finished signing autographs for fans stuck in long lines to enter Daytona International Speedway when he was stopped by Secret Service. Not even the Daytona 500 pole-sitter was immune from the security checkpoint, so...

Jimmie Johnson greets fans during driver introductions before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)

2-time Daytona 500 champ Johnson ready for one final ride

Feb. 16, 2020 7:24 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's golf cart ride to a meet-and-greet was scrapped Sunday because of tightened security, so he had to walk. Johnson paused when he saw the 22-foot high flagstand, where twice the checkered flag waved to declare him the Daytona 500 champion, and decided to climb up....