Articles tagged ‘Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway’

Dec 15

Heart Surgery Sidelines Brian Vickers For Start Of 2015 Season

2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) in car - Photo Credit: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images A corrective surgery will bench NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers for the start of the 2015 season, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced Monday afternoon. Vickers admitted himself to a hospital last week after not feeling well. Upon results of those tests, it was determined that his body was rejecting an artificial patch that was inserted in 2010 to fix a hole in his heart. This past Saturday, Vickers had surgery to repair the hole and is (now) beginning the healing process. As part of the recovery, Vickers must sit out the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Sunday Feb. 22. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that health issues that have sidelined the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner. In ... FULL STORY »

Expanded 2015 Sprint Unlimited Field to Feature Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers

The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona Former Daytona 500 Pole Winners Also Added to Season-Opening Showcase at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 15, 2014) – Coming off an exciting 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, NASCAR announced today all 16 Chase drivers will ... FULL STORY »

Sarah Cornett-Ching one step closer to car racing dream

Sarah Cornett-Ching Female stock car racer looking to race at Daytona Speedway December 15, DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - Sarah Cornett-Ching fliesto the Sunshine State this month to drive a race car on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway for the second ... FULL STORY »

ARCA announces ‘tweaks’ and ‘adjustments’ for 2015

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – December 12, 2014) – The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards announced some changes to its point system and qualifying procedure Friday, changes that will take effect beginning with the 2015 season opener at Daytona International ... FULL STORY »

Joe Gibbs Development Driver Cody Coughlin Announces 2015 Plans

Cody Coughlin 19-Year-Old Will Start 2015 at Daytona International Speedway (DELAWARE, OH - December 12, 2014) - Cody Coughlin captured his first Late Model victory in the shadows of the Birthplace of Speed, Daytona Beach, Florida. Now the 19 year-old will ... FULL STORY »

Raul Orlandini to Test with Lira Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway

Raul Orlandini Raul Orlandini will return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards to test at Daytona International Speedway next weekend, December 19 – 20. Orlandini will drive the No. 59 car for Lira Motorsports. The upcoming test session at Daytona ... FULL STORY »

Bobby Labonte Lands Ride For Daytona 500; Other Races

Bobby Labonte - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion Bobby Labonte will fill the seat vacated by his older brother, Terry Labonte at GoFAS Racing in 2015, has learned. Labonte, 50, will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion beginning with the 57th ... FULL STORY »

Ty Dillon, No. 33 Cheerios / Kroger Chevrolet SS
Cheerios and Kroger to Sponsor Ty Dillon for 2015 Daytona 500
Posted 12.09.14
Richard Childress Racing Driver to Make Great American Race Debut WELCOME, N.C. (December 9, 2014) - Richard Childress Racing will continue a long-standing partnership with General Mills® when NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ty Dillon makes his Daytona 500 debut driving the No. 33 Cheerios / Kroger Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport ...FULL STORY »
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Statement from Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III on the UNOH Battle At The Beach
Posted 11.26.14
Statement from Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III on the UNOH Battle At The Beach: “After much consideration, Daytona International Speedway will not host any future UNOH Battle At The Beach events. For the past two years, the UNOH Battle At the Beach has produced thrilling racing on our backstretch. ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Statement from George Silbermann, NASCAR Vice President, Regional and Touring Series, Regarding UNOH Battle At The Beach
Posted 11.26.14
NASCAR Statement from George Silbermann, NASCAR Vice President, Regional and Touring Series, Regarding UNOH Battle At The Beach: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2014) – “The UNOH Battle at the Beach provided NASCAR’s stars of tomorrow an excellent opportunity to participate at The World Center of Racing, but it isn’t feasible ...FULL STORY »
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Florida Department of Transportation to Sponsor NASCAR XFINITY Series Season Opener at Daytona
Posted 11.15.14
120-Lap, 300-Mile Event to Be Named the Alert Today Florida 300 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – To promote the important messages of pedestrian and bike safety throughout the Sunshine State, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will serve as the title sponsor of the prestigious season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race on ...FULL STORY »
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
ARCA returns to familiar territory in 2015; Daytona to open Series’ 63rd season
Posted 10.23.14
(TOLEDO, Ohio - October 23, 2014) - Daytona International Speedway has been part of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for more than 50 years and the 2015 season won't be any different. ARCA Racing Series officials announced today that the series will race at Daytona for the ...FULL STORY »
Mario Clouser
Team BCR Racing & Development Team signs USAC National Midget Series Driver
Posted 10.22.14
(Mooresville, NC – October 22, 2014) Beginning at the Daytona International Speedway ARCA Racing Series open test, current USAC and UMARA National Midget Series Driver, Mario Clouser, will pilot the #88 Clouser Auto Repair Ford Fusion for Team BCR. Mario Clouser has had a successful 2014 season driving ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Landon Cassill (Hillman Racing) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Landon Cassill Back On Track At New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Posted 07.10.14
LOUDON, N.H. – Landon Cassill will be shooting for a return to the Nationwide Series top 10 driver standings in Saturday’s Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After two straight weeks in the top 10, Cassill fell to 11th with a 30th-place run last week at Daytona International Speedway. He ...FULL STORY »
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 United States Air Force Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 after the race was called for weather at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Now that Aric Almirola has his win, he really shouldn’t sweat the Chase
Posted 07.08.14
During Sunday’s extended rain delay, with his No. 43 Ford sitting first in a severely depleted field, Aric Almirola said he resorted to some “hard-core praying.” Sure enough, whether by providence or coincidence, the heavens opened up, drenched the asphalt at Daytona International Speedway and made a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...FULL STORY »
Johnny Sauter (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw / Getty Images)
Johnny Sauter Brings Home Top-15 Finish At Daytona International Speedway
Posted 07.07.14
Mooresville, NC (July 5, 2014)- The HRE team and driver Johnny Sauter made the most of the one and only practice for the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. Similar to Michigan with Ross Chastain their Toyota Camry was fast, Sauter was 15th overall in ...FULL STORY »

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