Latest Daytona 500 News

Former Daytona 500 winner McDowell will leave Front Row Motorsports for Spire in 2025

May. 08, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after Michael McDowell said Wednesday he would not return to Front Row Motorsports after this season, Spire Motorsports announced it had signed the former Daytona 500 winner to a multiyear contract. McDowell will drive the No. 71 Chevrolet for Spire...

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. signs multiyear extension with JTG Daugherty Racing for NASCAR Cup Series

May. 02, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has signed a multiyear contract extension with JTG Daugherty Racing, which he took to victory lane in the Daytona 500 two years ago, to continue driving the No. 47 car in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team announced the deal on Thursday. No...

Christopher Bell's win caps Toyota's stellar weekend at Phoenix Raceway

Mar. 11, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chevrolet dominated the start of the NASCAR Cup Series by claiming three straight wins, starting with William Byron's Daytona 500 victory. As the series shifted to Phoenix Raceway, Toyota found the right gears and turn of the wrenches for a dominating weekend...

NASCAR caught Joey Logano wearing an amphibious-like glove in a cheating violation

Mar. 02, 2024 17:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR on Saturday displayed a clearly altered glove that Joey Logano wore in qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where aerodynamic-deflecting alterations were so obvious it looked as if he was wearing part of an amphibious costume. The black glove for Logano's...

Byron, Busch and other NASCAR drivers are still adjusting to Atlanta's reconfigured track

Feb. 24, 2024 16:04 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — William Byron has flourished at the reconfigured Atlanta Motor Speedway, winning two of four NASCAR Cup Series races since a fresh surface and higher banks provided a dramatic face-lift to the track. That doesn't mean Byron feels totally comfortable in Atlanta....

Michael McDowell finally wins first NASCAR Cup Series pole in Atlanta in 467th career start

Feb. 24, 2024 15:17 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Michael McDowell insisted his first NASCAR Cup Series pole in his 467th career start was not a surprise. Following a close runner-up finish in last week's Daytona 500 qualifying, McDowell said he knew his Front Row Motorsports Ford would be fast on Saturday. ...