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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After appealing NASCAR’s indefinite suspension after a protective order was put against him, Kurt Busch’s appeal has failed following a hearing with a three-member board at NASCAR headquarters. As it stands, Busch is not permitted to race in the Daytona 500. The board met with the NASCAR and Busch to hear each representative’s respective arguments Saturday afternoon, with the board ruling in favor of the sanctioning body. Busch’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement that Busch will re-appeal. The hearing will be heard by NationalRead More
Ryan Blaney at 2015 Daytona 500
At the start of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season Wood Brothers Racing had the opportunity to put an up-and-coming Roush Fenway Racing driver Trevor Bayne behind the wheel of their famous No. 21 Ford. The Result led to one of the most improbable wins in Daytona 500 history. This time around the Woods have reached a deal with Team Penske on another up-and-coming driver, Ryan Blaney. The second-generation driver nearly won the 2014 Camping World Truck Series title and now will make the jump to Penske’s Xfinity team fullRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for “actions detrimental to stock car racing” and will not be allowed to race on the sport’s biggest stage, the Daytona 500. A statement released by NASCAR said the following: “Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately. He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activitiesRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Hendrick Motorsports swept the front-row starting positions for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Apparently enjoying the feeling, HMS then swept Thursday’s Budweiser Duel at Daytona twin 150-mile qualifying races. Dale Earnhardt Jr. came from his last-place starting position to win Thursday night’s first Budweiser Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, as unsung heroes behind him diced their way into the 57th running of the Great American Race (1 p.m. ET on FOX). Jimmie Johnson, on the pole for the second Duel and already locked into theRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Denny Hamlin had their qualifying times disallowed by NASCAR and will have to start from the rear of the Budweiser Duels after failing post qualifying inspection. Earnhardt’s car did not meet the minimum height on the left front. NASCAR abandoned their ride height rules for all tracks with the exception of Daytona and Talladega, the only that require restrictor plates on the cars. The defending Daytona 500 champion acknowledged the violation via twitter, but later shared some optimism on starting from theRead More
Gordon wins Daytona 500 pole in final start.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Jeff Gordon won a high-stakes game of “Beat the Clock” on Sunday, with the pole for his final Daytona 500 the ultimate prize. Gordon crossed the start/finish line to start his pole-winning lap as time expired in the final round of knockout qualifying at Daytona International Speedway. His time of 44.711 seconds (201.293 mph) was .035 seconds better than that of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson, who secured the outside front-row starting spot for next Sunday’s 57th running of the Great American Race (1 p.m. ET on FOX).Read More
After being involved in a wreck during the opening round of qualifying that left his Daytona 500 primary car beyond repair, Clint Bowyer was left fuming with the NASCAR hierarchy. Bowyer led a group of drivers that included Bobby Labonte, and Denny Hamlin as the trio began to catch and get held up the previously damaged car of Reed Sorenson. The two made contact when Bowyer attempted to get under Sorenson going into turn one, sparking a crash that collected them along with the car driven by Labonte. The newRead More
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kicked off their 2015 season with a Saturday night shootout at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. The Sprint Unlimited featured an abundance of cautions equipped with a pair of red flags, none of which could keep Matt Kenseth from Victory Lane at the end of the 75-lap event. Here are some key things to take away from NASCAR’s annual exhibition race. Matt Kenseth Still Has It, but Hasn’t Won Anything…Yet After a disastrous 2014 season that saw the Joe Gibbs Racing driver go winless (withRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Matt Kenseth did what he couldn’t do all of last year — win a race. And Martin Truex Jr., runner-up in Saturday night’s 75-lap Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, did what he could do only once in 2014 — lead a lap. Coming to the finish line on the last lap, Kenseth blocked Truex’s move off Turn 4 and crossed the finish line in his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota .219 seconds ahead of Truex, who led four times for 28 laps after leadingRead More