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Posted On February 21, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

Kyle Busch Injured, Will Miss Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a vicious crash in a NASCAR Xfintiy Series race at Daytona, Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch is ruled out of the 57th annual Daytona 500. The extent of his injuries are unconfirmed to this point, but was receiving attention to his right leg by the track medical personnel at the site of the crash. Busch was put on a stretcher and transported to Halifex Medical Center and is currently still being evaluated. The crash happened on lap 113 while Busch was running fourth of theRead More

Posted On February 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Earnhardt, Johnson Complete Hendrick Sweep of Daytona Duels

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.

Posted On February 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Gordon Wins Pole Final in Daytona 500 Appearance

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

Posted On February 15, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

On Point: The Sprint Unlimited

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

Posted On February 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Kenseth Wins Dramatic Sprint Unlimited

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

Posted On November 13, 2014By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

Hamlin on the Cusp of Vindication

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Heading into Homestead-Miami Speedway during the 2010 season Denny Hamlin was the talk of the NASCAR world. The No. 11 FedEx Express driver had amassed a career-high eight wins and was the heralded favorite to unseat a dominant Jimmie Johnson. However, the weekend turned disastrous as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver was left with a 14th place finish, and left thinking of what could have been. Fast-forward to 2014, Hamlin isn’t having statistically his best season, though it could be the most rewarding. The soon-to-be 34 year-oldRead More

Posted On November 2, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Johnson Wins in Texas for 70th as Gordon, Keselowski Brawl

FORT WORTH, Texas—It happens every fall, at least in recent years. Jimmie Johnson won the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway for the third straight year, holding off runner-up Kevin Harvick and third-place Brad Keselowski after Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 went to two overtimes. The action in the second race of the Chase’s Eliminator Round was scintillating enough, but it couldn’t match the intensity of a post-race brawl on pit road that left Keselowski and Jeff Gordon bruised and bloodied. Johnson, who was eliminated fromRead More