Latest Daytona 500 News

Kyle Busch wins Atlanta pole, Wallace still in spotlight

Feb. 23, 2018 7:37 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. was the hot topic even as Kyle Busch won the pole Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch will start in front Sunday in the second race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season after edging Ryan Newman in a close battle. Busch overcame handling problems in the...

NASCAR heads to Atlanta with a Daytona 500 hangover

Feb. 21, 2018 1:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon is still celebrating his Daytona 500 victory and Bubba Wallace is relishing his sudden breakout as NASCAR's newest star. Denny Hamlin? Well, he's in the middle of another feud, and it's only the second week of the season. NASCAR moves from the Daytona 500 this weekend...

Column: NASCAR's youth movement may be good for business

Feb. 19, 2018 6:35 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful future on its biggest stage. The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon's victory in the famed No. 3 and Bubba...

Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

Feb. 18, 2018 10:56 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was behind the wheel...

Wallace in 2nd: Best Daytona 500 finish for black driver

Feb. 18, 2018 9:27 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped her arms around her son for a hug neither wanted to end. "You did that thing, baby ," she said, sobbing. "I'm so proud...

Stewart-Haas teammates Almirola, Busch distraught at Daytona

Feb. 18, 2018 9:20 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teammates Aric Almirola and Kurt Busch had better-than-decent shots at winning the Daytona 500. Both were wrecked while at or near the front late in "The Great American Race." They were equally distraught. "My heart is broken," Almirola said following an 11th-place finish. "So...

Junior at peace with Daytona 17 yrs after Earnhardt's death

Feb. 18, 2018 9:11 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. made peace with Daytona International Speedway long ago. Seventeen years after his dad's death, Earnhardt had only positive vibes Sunday at the famed racetrack where his father died. Dale Earnhardt was killed in a last-lap crash in the 2001 Daytona 500. "When...

The Latest: Wallace overcome with emotion after historic run

Feb. 18, 2018 7:23 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 7 p.m. Darrell Wallace Jr. sobbed in his mother's arms after he posted the best finish for a black driver in the Daytona 500. Wallace was runner-up to winner Austin Dillon, and the emotion of the achievement hit the rookie driver...

Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 in the No. 3 Chevrolet on 17-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death.

Feb. 18, 2018 6:35 PM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 in the No. 3 Chevrolet on 17-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death.

Danica done: Patrick wrecks in final race of NASCAR career

Feb. 18, 2018 6:21 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers brought a dose of A-list attraction to a pit road scene that was more fitting for a red carpet. The starry-eyed sweethearts were mobbed by fans and media clicking away for a snapshot of some PDA that would surely spawn headlines. Then the moment...