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Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

Feb. 18, 2019 2:17 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing. J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief stint as a...

Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Feb. 17, 2019 9:23 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR's biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in...

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...

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...

Truex makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing with championship goal

Feb. 11, 2019 1:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was just one of many Philadelphia Eagles fans bummed when Nick Foles' pass deflected off a receiver and was intercepted to end a playoff push toward a second straight Super Bowl. "They had a shot," Truex said. "Without that interception, I think they could have...