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Carl Edwards: Downforce damages spectacle in NASCAR

Carl Edwards: Downforce damages spectacle in NASCAR

Carl Edwards believes NASCAR should remove downforce in order to improve racing in the Sprint Cup Series. This year’s Daytona 500 was criticized for its boring racing, as the majority of the cars stuck to the outside line for most of the race, generating concerns about the spectacle offered by […]

Tony Stewart visited injured NASCAR fans in hospital

Tony Stewart visited injured NASCAR fans in hospital

After crashing and finishing a disappointing 41st in Sunday’s Daytona 500, Tony Stewart did not return home, but paid a visit to injured fans during Saturday’s Nationwide Series race. A terrible crash on the last lap scattered debris into the stands, injuring dozens of spectators. Stewart, who won the race […]

NASCAR: Speedway renovation won’t affect Daytona 500 schedule

NASCAR: Speedway renovation won’t affect Daytona 500 schedule

Daytona International Speedway’s complete overhaul of the frontstretch grandstands may impact the summer race, but the Daytona 500 date will remain in February despite construction. Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III unveiled an ambitious project to overhaul the stands and bring them up to the level of new stadiums […]

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick wins Duel 1 for the Daytona 500

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick wins Duel 1 for the Daytona 500

Only days after winning the Sprint Unlimited, Kevin Harvick won Thursday’s Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway. Harvick will therefore start from the inside lane in Sunday’s Daytona 500. The race featured polesitter Danica Patrick, plus the entrants that finished in the odd-numbered positions from qualifying last Sunday. Patrick failed […]

NASCAR: 12 years since the death of Dale Earnhardt

NASCAR: 12 years since the death of Dale Earnhardt

12 years ago today, on February 18, 2001, Dale Earnhardt lost his life on the last turn of the last lap of NASCAR’s biggest race, the Daytona 500. A nearly head-on crash into the wall at Daytona International Speedway proved to be fatal for NASCAR’s most famous driver. A seven-time […]

NASCAR: Harvick wins his third Sprint Unlimited

NASCAR: Harvick wins his third Sprint Unlimited

Kevin Harvick won Saturday night’s season-opening exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway for the third time in his career. Leading every lap but one in the final segment of The Sprint Unlimited, Kevin Harvick was followed by Greg Biffle and Joey Logano. On the last lap of the race, Harvick […]

NASCAR: Entry-list set for the Sprint Unlimited

NASCAR: Entry-list set for the Sprint Unlimited

Kyle Busch will attempt to defend his title in the non-points event that opens the Sprint Cup seasonm, the Sprint Unlimited. However, Busch will have to do it in a different type of car than last year, as the race marks the competitive debut of new Gen-6 cars, which have […]

NASCAR drivers prepare to run the Daytona Beach Half Marathon

NASCAR drivers prepare to run the Daytona Beach Half Marathon

Before jumping in their cars for this year’s Daytona 500 qualifying, some NASCAR drivers will participate in a quite different competition. Hendrick Motorsports’ drivers Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne, along with Aric Almirola and Michael Waltrip, will all run in the fifth annual Daytona Beach Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile race […]