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Feb 22
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Blown Motor Ends Landon Cassill’s Daytona 500 Bid

Flames shoot from the No. 40 CarsForSale.com Chevrolet, driven by Landon Cassill, driver of the #40 CarsForSale.com Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images) DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – After some stout restrictor plate performances last season for Hillman-Smith Racing, Landon Cassill’s bid to hoist the Harley J. Earl trophy was tarnished just 19 laps into Sunday’s Daytona 500. “Ah, it was sudden. Just a typical engine failure where you never see it coming," said Cassill. "Really unfortunate for my team because we really worked hard on this car and for this race. The most important thing is that we raced our way into the Daytona 500 and we would have liked to have scored a few more points than what we are going to end up scoring today. We have a long season ahead of us and we are going to ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Q&A with Kevin Harvick

2015 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Budweiser) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER/JIMMY JOHN’S CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the SAFER barrier issue, Kyle Busch’s injury, varying conditions surrounding today’s race such as weather temperatures, race day routines, momentum carried over from 2014, and more. GIVE US ... FULL STORY »

Joe Gibbs’ Statement on Kyle Busch’s Injuries; Answers Questions

2015 NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images JOE GIBBS, team owner, Joe Gibbs Racing Opening Statement: "First of all, I want to say that what really impresses you at a time like this is the NASCAR family. Last night – our drivers are intense competition and all the race ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch Undergoes Successful Surgery

2015 NXS Driver Kyle Busch (Monster Energy) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Daytona Beach, Florida, (Feb. 21, 2015) – Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), underwent successful surgery tonight to repair a compound fracture to his lower right leg suffered earlier today during the NASCAR ... FULL STORY »

Second Appeal Denied For Kurt Busch

2015 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – NASCAR driver Kurt Busch’s attempt to overturn his indefinite suspension to Final Appeals Officer, Bryan Moss was denied Saturday night. "We are unhappy with the latest decision to deny our re-appeal, but we will continue to ... FULL STORY »

Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing Regarding Injury Status of Kyle Busch

Joe Gibbs Racing Logo Daytona Beach, Florida (Feb. 21, 2015) – Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 54 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), sustained a compound fracture of the right lower leg in an accident during Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona ... FULL STORY »

Q&A with Daytona Int’l Speedway’s Chitwood and NASCAR Executive V.P. O’Donnell

Daytona International Speedway's President Joie Chitwood II and NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell KERRY THARP:  Good evening.  We have with us NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O'Donnell, and also Joie Chitwood, who is president of Daytona International Speedway. At this time let's hear from Joie. JOIE CHITWOOD III:  Obviously the ... FULL STORY »



Regan Smith, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, speaks at a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Regan Smith has been named as the replacement driver for Kurt Busch in the #41 for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Busch was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR after a no-contact order was issued against him for alleged abuse against his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Kurt Busch’s suspension means opportunity for Regan Smith
Posted 02.21.15
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— When the green flag flies for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Regan Smith will be behind the wheel of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, subbing for suspended driver Kurt Busch. Last-minute relief jobs are nothing new to Smith, who took drove the No. 88 Chevrolet in 2012 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Kurt Busch’s appeal of indefinite suspension is denied
Posted 02.21.15
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— The National Motorsports Appeals Panel on Saturday denied Kurt Busch’s appeal of an indefinite suspension imposed by NASCAR on Friday in the aftermath of a finding by the Family Court in the State of Delaware that Busch had likely committed domestic abuse against his former girlfriend, Patricia ...FULL STORY »
Emergency workers attend to Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster energy Toyota, after he was involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Kyle Busch To Miss Daytona 500 After Injury Following XFINITY Opener At Daytona
Posted 02.21.15
NASCAR announced shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway that Kyle Busch would not compete in Sunday’s Daytona 500. Busch was injured in a Lap 112 incident in the season-opening NASCAR XFINTY Series race, which started when Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Erik Jones lost ...FULL STORY »
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Glen Wood at Daytona for 69th Consecutive Year
Posted 02.21.15
Glen Wood, 89, is attending his 69th consecutive race at Daytona. “The first trip down here in 1947, we came not knowing anything about the place,” Wood recalled. “It was just something off the wall to do. We heard about this big race by the ocean and we’d never heard of ...FULL STORY »
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National Motorsports Appeals Panel Upholds Kurt Busch’s Indefinite Suspension
Posted 02.21.15
(Feb. 21, 2015)- The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered the appeal of driver Kurt Busch. The penalty concerns Section 12.1.a: Actions detrimental to stock car racing; 12.8: Behavioral penalty. The penalty stems from activities last year involving Kurt Busch that resulted in a decision by the Family Court of the ...FULL STORY »
Regan Smith, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, speaks at a press conference prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Regan Smith has been named as the replacement driver for Kurt Busch in the #41 for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Busch was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR after a no-contact order was issued against him for alleged abuse against his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Q&A with Regan Smith (No. 41 Interim Driver)
Posted 02.21.15
REGAN SMITH, INTERIM DRIVER OF THE NO. 41 HAAS-AUTOMATION CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the preparation involved to drive in both the Xfinity and Cup races this weekend, making the most of the opportunity, learning the draft in the Cup car, team expectations, and more. EXPLAIN THIS DAY AND WHAT ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Express) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 02.21.15
Saturday morning at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams had their final practice session for the 57th running of the Daytona 500. And, at the end of the "Happy Hour" session and at the top of the scoring pylon - with a lap speed of 202.106 ...FULL STORY »
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Several Live Music Performances Slated for Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Weekend
Posted 02.21.15
HAMPTON, Ga. (Feb. 21, 2015) – Georgia native and Grammy-nominated country music recording artist and songwriter Cole Swindell will highlight a music-filled Folds of  Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway Feb. 27-March 1. From the AMS Fan Stage to Sunday’s Fast Cars and Guitars pre-race concert on the start/finish line, each ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon’s ‘Great American’ goodbye
Posted 02.21.15
Jeff Gordon kicked off his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season the best way he possibly could – by winning the Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole. The 43-year-old will attempt to launch his farewell full-schedule campaign in even grander fashion in Sunday’s 57th running of “The Great American Race” (1 ...FULL STORY »


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