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Feb 19
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2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed winning the pole, what it would mean to win the Daytona 500, past finishes at Daytona, the new grandstands at DIS, what the Brickyard 400 means to him, and more. HAS IT SUNK IN YET THAT YOU WILL BE LEADING THE FIELD IN SUNDAY’S DAYTONA 500? “Well, it will once we survive the Duels tonight. It certainly was cool to go home. The kids weren’t down there with us over the weekend. And so when we got home, they had big billboards plastered on the door when I came in; and a cake, and all this stuff. So, it was very cool. They were very excited to ... FULL STORY »

Amy Purdy to Pace Daytona 500 in Bold, New Toyota Camry

Amy Purdy attends Music Lodge Hosts MTV Interview Studio - Day 2 on January 25, 2015 in Park City, Utah. - Photo Credit: Clayton Chase/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. and Daytona International Speedway today announced that 'Dancing With the Stars' finalist and Paralympics bronze medalist Amy Purdy will serve as the official pace car driver for ... FULL STORY »

Nationwide releases new television ad featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Nationwide Ins Logo ‘It Takes a Nation’ broadcast premiere during the Daytona 500 Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide will air its latest television advertisement featuring NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. during the 2015 Daytona 500. The ad, titled “It Takes a Nation,” will make its ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Contingency Program Infused With New And Returning Brands

NASCAR Logo MOOG® Steering and Suspension Elevates Status to Official Partner / Ingersoll Rand Becomes Newest Addition to Special Award Lineup / Edelbrock Renews NASCAR Performance & Contingency Partnership For Five Years DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2015) – As race teams make final preparations ... FULL STORY »

Gavin DeGraw to Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver at Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Gavin DeGraw performs onstage during The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. - Photo Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images HAMPTON, Ga. (Feb. 19, 2015) – Grammy Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw will serve as the honorary pace car driver at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Clarifies Chase Eligibility

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship Logo To be eligible to compete in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, drivers must start each race for which they have qualified, unless the sanctioning body finds reason to waive that requirement. That change, announced in a bulletin on Wednesday ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick Goes To Backup Car

Crew members unload a backup car for Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, after an incident during practice for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images) Six minutes into Wednesday’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session, Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet sat immobile on the infield grass. Patrick’s car had turned and smacked the outside wall when Denny Hamlin steered to the middle in ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Bayne Looks to Recapture Daytona Magic with Familiar Number
Posted 02.18.15
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) – Trevor Bayne returns to the site of one of the most historic moments in sports history on Sunday afternoon for the 57th running of the Daytona 500. In what will be his Roush Fenway Racing debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Arris) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Carl Edwards Helps Goodyear Illustrate the Grueling Conditions NASCAR Tires Face in New ‘Tire Talk’ Videos
Posted 02.18.15
Goodyear Releases Three New Videos in ‘Tire Talk’ Series during Daytona Speedweeks AKRON, Ohio, February 18, 2015 – For more than 60 years, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has provided tires that offer confident grip and handling for drivers in America’s most popular motorsport, designed to face the extreme demands ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Dale Jr (Nationwide Ins.) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Posted 02.18.15
DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the adjusted qualifying format for the Truck Series and NXS Series, the 14th anniversary of the loss of his father, Dale Earnhardt, on being the defending Daytona 500 winner, his new crew chief, Greg Ives, and more. ...FULL STORY »
Austin Dillon, driver of the #39 American Ethanol Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag from NASCAR official Kim Lopez after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway on July 24, 2013 in Rossburg, Ohio. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
NASCAR Names Kim Lopez Chief Starter for 57th Daytona 500
Posted 02.18.15
Bronx Native Becomes First Woman and First Hispanic to Flag the Great American Race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 18, 2015) – NASCAR announced today that long-time official Kim Lopez will be the chief starter for Sunday’s 57th running of the Daytona 500. She will become the first woman and first Hispanic ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Alex Bowman on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 7 Toy Slate/Nikko Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Fourth Practice Session Speeds
Posted 02.18.15
Alex Bowman, with a lap speed of 200.495 MPH, was the quickest Wednesday afteroon during the fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Posting the second quickest lap speed in the session was Kasey Kahne with a speed of 200.459 MPH, and ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – Feb. 16 – 22, 2015
Posted 02.18.15
REDESIGNED TO RACE: When NASCAR returns to Daytona International Speedway to kick off the 2015 season, the on-track action will feature the redesigned Toyota Camry -- the first of NASCAR's current generation vehicles to be upgraded. Because the Toyota Camry production model received an upgrade for 2015, the change necessitated ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Third Practice Session Accident Q&A with Denny Hamlin
Posted 02.18.15
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How aggressive were drivers in practice? "People say in practice that you can't make aggressive moves, but we also have to put ourselves in decent positions where we're going to have to figure out what our car is doing. I went ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Third Daytona 500 Practice Session Accident Q&A with Greg Biffle
Posted 02.18.15
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion, narrowly escaped major damage in a multi-car accident during today’s first practice session at Daytona International Speedway.  He spoke about the incident and his plan for tomorrow night’s qualifying race. GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion – WHAT DID ...FULL STORY »
Crew members unload a backup car for Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, after an incident during practice for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Third Daytona 500 Practice Session Accident Q&A with Danica Patrick
Posted 02.18.15
DANICA PATRICK, NO. 10 GODADDY CHEVROLET SS was involved in a multi-car accident during today’s first practice session and will go to a back-up car and start at the rear of the field in Thursday’s Budweiser Duel. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE ACCIDENT? “It’s unfortunate. I know it was a car. ...FULL STORY »


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