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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 […]

NASCAR fines Denny Hamlin for criticizing Gen 6 cars

NASCAR fines Denny Hamlin for criticizing Gen 6 cars

NASCAR fined Denny Hamlin $25,000 on Thursday for remarks he made following last Sunday’s event at Phoenix International Raceway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had criticized the quality of racing with the new Gen-6 cars. The sanctioning body decided that Hamlin violated Section 12-1 of the NASCAR rule book, which […]

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 […]

Report: NASCAR fans understand risks of attending races

Report: NASCAR fans understand risks of attending races

Many fans coming to watch the Daytona 500 on Sunday said they wouldn’t fear sitting where fans were injured the day before. However, some admitted they were concerned about the the cars roaring past at 190 mph so close to them. 44-year-old David Nobles, of Huntingtown, Maryland, told USA TODAY […]

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 […]