Daytona International Speedway Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There’s something about Denny Hamlin and Daytona. With three wins in the last six years, Hamlin has found a knack for making it happen at the World Center of Racing, especially in the biggest race of the NASCAR Cup Series season – the Daytona 500. Though Hamlin’s wins in the Great American Race came in the Gen 6 car, this year’s running of the race is a whole new ballgame. With the debut of the Next Gen car, Hamlin and every otherRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 19-car incident as the field approached the white flag signaling one lap to go instead sent Friday night’s NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener into overtime where 22-year old Californian Zane Smith won under caution over defending series champion Ben Rhodes. A nearly 16-minute red flag was needed to clean up all the debris from the frontstretch melee, which happened only a few feet before the start/finish line and littered much of the track’s tri-oval. HadRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Fresh off its sweep of the Bluegreen Vacation Duels at Daytona, Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing may have found itself in some hot water with NASCAR less than 24 hours later. On Friday afternoon, NASCAR announced that it had “taken possession” of wheels from both RFK Racing and Team Penske, noting that they would be taking the confiscated items back to its R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina for further inspection. One of many redesigned parts on the NASCAR Next Gen car inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway dealt a great hand for Greg Biffle during Thursday’s Bluegreen Vacations Duel Race No. 2. On a race that was intense from start to finish, Biffle had to race his way into the Daytona 500 — something he hasn’t dealt with in nearly two decades. Fortunately, Jacques Villeneuve’s woes throughout the night gave the 2000 Truck Series champion a one-way ticket to leading the open cars. The only way for Biffle to make the race was stay in frontRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Joey Logano has always had an aggressive style of racing on the superspeedways and heading into Thursday night’s Bluegreen Vacations Duel 150 at Daytona, he made it known that this year would be no different, even with the hesitancy that has become commonplace as the Next Gen car rolls out in the Cup Series. Now that aggressive style of racing has put him and his No. 22 Team Penske team behind the eight-ball with the Daytona 500 less than 72 hours away.Read More
By Reid Spencer and Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Roush Fenway Keselowski teammates Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher swept Thursday nights Bluegreen Vacation Duels, but a last-lap collision in the second race wiped out then-frontrunner Joey Logano and spoiled a perfect night for the Ford Performance entries. Running second to Logano, Buescher made a move to the inside on the backstretch on Lap 60. Logano moved down to block, and contact between the cars sent Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford into the outside wall, cripplingRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the first of two Bluegreen Vacations Duel 150s at Daytona played out on Thursday night, things weren’t looking good for Kaz Grala and The Money Team to make it into the Daytona 500 in their debut race, but at the World Center of Racing, it’s not over until it’s over. Grala, driving the No. 50 Chevrolet owned by world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, started the race off on the right foot by pulling away from his main competitor in the race,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the green flag flies on Sunday to kick off the 2022 Daytona 500, the NASCAR Cup Series will be venturing into unknown territory. For more than six decades, the sport has been making the pilgrimage to the Daytona high banks to win the sport’s most prestigious race and write themselves into the record book as Daytona 500 champion, but this year it’s a whole new ballgame. With the introduction of the Next Gen car for the 2022 season, drivers and teamsRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson has started 2022 off the way he ended 2021 – out front. The 29-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver won the pole position for Sunday’s Daytona 500 season-opener with a lap of 181.159 mph in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Wednesday night at Daytona International Speedway. And for a record fifth consecutive year, Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman has also earned a front row starting position in the DAYTONA 500. He’ll start theRead More

Posted On February 16, 2022By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Daytona 500 Media Day Notebook

By Holly Cain and Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Now a champion, Kyle Larson covets victory in NASCAR’s biggest race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson addressed the media corps Wednesday afternoon taking questions on a wide variety of topics from his chances in Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), to his pick as to who would turn in the “next” breakout season, to his expectations for a back-to-back title trophy hoist. Larson’s best Daytona 500 finish inRead More