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The Latest: Johnson wrecked trying to pit in Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Jimmie Johnson's chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate...

New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

Feb. 17, 2019 2:45 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and it will...

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

Feb. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and it will...

Drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500

Feb. 16, 2019 5:04 PM EST

The 40 drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500, in order of starting position: ___ No. 24 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports DRIVER: William Byron BORN: Nov. 29, 1996 HOMETOWN: Charlotte, North Carolina CREW CHIEF: Chad Knaus SPONSOR: AXALTA TWITTER: @williambyron NOTEWORTHY: Daytona 500 pole-sitter and 2018...

Toyota stars Truex, Busch benched for Daytona 500 practice

Feb. 16, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The biggest Toyota stars skipped the final practice for the Daytona 500, with former NASCAR champs Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch among the drivers sitting out. There was little need to risk the cars and ruin a starting position for Sunday's race. Seven-time champion Jimmie...

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

Feb. 15, 2019 3:03 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and it will...

Logano and Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona qualifying

Feb. 14, 2019 10:27 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps that have the new Mustang positioned for a strong showing in "The Great American Race." Harvick won the first of the 150-mile qualifying races Thursday night that set the field for...

The Latest: Johnson hopes to run Boston Marathon in 3 hours

Feb. 13, 2019 3:26 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR media day for the Daytona 500 (all times local): 3 p.m. Jimmie Johnson has a lofty goal for the Boston Marathon: completing the grueling, 26.2-mile course in less than three hours. The seven-time Cup Series champion plans to run the April 15 marathon two days...

Logano at Daytona 500 media day: 'Championship fun is over'

Feb. 13, 2019 9:07 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano no longer feels like the NASCAR Cup Series champion. Even though he thinks it's cool that people call him "champ," he says he and his Team Penske crew need to turn the page and start looking toward the new season. "That was last year," Logano said Wednesday at Daytona...

Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling

Feb. 12, 2019 7:30 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event. Heck, Gaughan once bet on himself in Las Vegas to win the 2004 Daytona 500. Gaughan got a stern talking to from NASCAR back in the day when...