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Column: Spire played the game right and got a NASCAR win

Jul. 8, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When Furniture Row Racing decided to fold, team owner Barney Visser enlisted an industry agency to help him sell off his assets. Visser wanted Spire Sports and Entertainment to sell the charters he owned that guaranteed entry into the top racing series in the United States. Spire...

Big rain and big wreck lead to Haley's 1st career Cup win

Jul. 7, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teeth chattering, hands shaking, stomach churning, Justin Haley anxiously waited for NASCAR to pull the plug on a rain-wrecked weekend at Daytona International Speedway. A 500-1 longshot making just his third career Cup start, Haley won the rain-postponed, rain-shortened race at...

The Latest: Haley wins rain-shortened Cup race at Daytona

Jul. 7, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Daytona (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Justin Haley has won the rain-shortened Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, his first at NASCAR's top level. Haley took the lead under caution — Kurt Busch surrendered the top spot when he...

Rain postpones NASCAR's final holiday visit to Daytona

Jul. 6, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rain spoiled one of NASCAR's last great traditions when Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway was postponed because of persistent poor weather. The race will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, which helps NBC avoid a head-to-head conflict with the final game of the...

The Latest: Rain postpones NASCAR race at Daytona a day

Jul. 6, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night's NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed because of inclement weather. The 400-mile race is now scheduled to be take place Sunday, with...

Ross Chastain leads Daytona sweep for Kaulig Racing

Jul. 6, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain led a sweep for Kaulig Racing in the rain-delayed Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. Matt Kaulig entered the event determined to field enough Chevrolets to give his team a chance to win. It included a last-minute entry for current...

NASCAR ready for 1 final round of Daytona summer fireworks

Jul. 5, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here, making one last holiday weekend run at its birthplace, trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a high into Saturday night's race following Alex...

Logano lands Daytona pole after qualifying gets canceled

Jul. 5, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano will start Saturday night's NASCAR Cup Series race on the pole after qualifying was canceled at Daytona International Speedway. The session was called Friday after lightning was detected near the 2½-mile track, shutting down car inspections and other track...

Fireworks finale: Daytona prepares for last race in July

Jul. 4, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There are few venues on NASCAR's schedule quite like Daytona International Speedway in July. Sweltering summer heat and humidity with rain and lightning always lurking. Kiddie pools and American flags everywhere. A usually intense night race on a slippery surface. An over-the-top...

Keselowski sends message to Daytona field: 'I'm not lifting'

Jul. 4, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brad Keselowski says he was sending a message by intentionally running into William Byron during practice Thursday for the upcoming Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Keselowski was upset about Byron's blocking a year ago at Daytona and retaliated during the...