Latest Daytona 500 News

Darrell Wallace Jr on board with Richard Petty Motorsports

Jul. 28, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Bubba and the King are sticking together. Richard Petty Motorsports has signed rookie driver Darrell Wallace Jr. to a two-year contract extension through 2020. More commonly known by his childhood nickname "Bubba," Wallace was second in the Daytona 500 for the highest finish for a...

Kurt Busch wins the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Jul. 20, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kurt Busch is set to crank up contract talks with Stewart Haas-Racing. With his deal expiring at the end of the season, the 2004 NASCAR Cup champion is on the hunt for a new agreement that would keep him in the SHR fold and with Monster Energy again on board as a primary sponsor. "I...

NASCAR's Cup Series a three-car race? 2nd half will tell

Jul. 8, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward. His first career Cup victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway was a needed breath of fresh air in a sport that has failed to see a supposed bumper crop of young talent...

Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona

Jul. 8, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erik Jones survived several gnarly wrecks, defending Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. on his bumper late and the pressure of overtime at NASCAR's most famous track. Maybe these so-called "Young Guns" do know how to find victory lane. Jones won a crash-filled race at Daytona...

Stenhouse turns Daytona into demolition derby

Jul. 7, 2018 11:58 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. turned Daytona into a demolition derby. Stenhouse triggered two wrecks Saturday night that collected more than half the field and knocked out former Cup series champions, Daytona 500 champs and a slew of perennial race contenders. "It's been crazy partly due...

The Latest: Jones earns 1st career Cup win at Daytona

Jul. 7, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Erik Jones has won a crash-filled NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway, passing defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap and then crossing the...

Elliott gives Hendrick, Chevy needed boost with Daytona pole

Jul. 6, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott turned a lap of 194.045 mph to win the pole at Daytona International Speedway and give sagging Chevrolet a much-needed boost. Elliott, who sprained his right ankle earlier this week "horsing around in the pool," had won two poles at the Daytona 500. He starts from...

Slide job! Chevrolet's performance plummets in new Camaro

Jul. 5, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. has a proposition for the two guys dominating the NASCAR Cup Series: Swap cars for a race and see what happens. Vocalizing what's been obvious on the track all season, Wallace said Thursday the problem with the Chevrolets is, well, the Chevrolets. "My car...

NASCAR's 'Young Stars' tired of blame for sport's woes

Jul. 5, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was the finish NASCAR banked on as the genesis of its ballyhooed youth movement. Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. finished 1-2 in the Daytona 500, a promising pair of 20-somethings behind the wheel of iconic car numbers that could excite old-school fans, yet a pair with...

NBC counts on Junior Nation to flock to NASCAR broadcast

Jun. 28, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been pretty busy for a retired guy: Wife Amy gave birth to their first child, he hit the slopes in South Korea and raced scooters against Jimmy Fallon. Junior Nation can keep tabs on Earnhardt's active lifestyle — from home restorations to Super Bowl sound bites — though his...