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Feb 22
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Teammates’ engine failures didn’t worry Joey Logano’s crew chief

Smoke pours from the #2 Miller Lite Ford, driven by Brad Keselowski, 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, Fla.— Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano might have been sitting on a powder keg, but crew chief Todd Gordon wasn’t about to worry about it. On Lap 161 in Sunday’s 57th running of the Great American Race, the engine in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford of Brad Keselowski exploded. Fifteen laps later, Ryan Blaney’s engine did the same thing. Under the circumstances, Logano might have had misgivings about his own power plant, given that the failures had just taken a teammate and an affiliated car out of the race. “I just asked Todd, ‘Is there anything I can do to help?’” Logano said. “When he said there was nothing I could do, I stopped worrying about it.” Gordon also took a ... FULL STORY »

Joey Logano Wins 57th Annual DAYTONA 500

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, right, and Todd Gordon pose with The Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Car Owner Roger Penske Gets 2nd DAYTONA 500 Triumph Polesitter Jeff Gordon Finishes 33rd In Final Daytona 500 Start DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Joey Logano emerged from a classic late-race battle where three-wide racing was the white-knuckle norm, to win the 57th ... FULL STORY »

Underdogs Still Shine In Daytona 500

2015 NSCS Driver Casey Mears (GEICO) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Even though a core of veteran drivers made up the top-five of the 57th annual Daytona 500, there were still a host of drivers and teams that deserve some credit for their efforts in the ... FULL STORY »

Logano caps spectacular race with Daytona 500 victory

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The record will reflect that Joey Logano won Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500 under caution, when a multicar wreck on the backstretch forced NASCAR to wave the yellow flag as Logano led the field into the final corner on ... FULL STORY »

Ford Sweeps Daytona Speedweeks With Daytona 500 Victory

Ford Racing Logo •    Today’s win in the Daytona 500 was the 14th overall for Ford in “The Great American Race.” •    Today’s Daytona 500 win is the first for Joey Logano. •    This marks the first time Ford has swept all of NASCAR’s top ... FULL STORY »

Strong Run, Sour Finish For Jeff Gordon In Final Daytona 500

2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images The 57th running of the Daytona 500 had Jeff Gordon on pole for his final run in "The Great American Race." Gordon led the first lap and had his car up front for most of the early part of the race. ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Results & Point Standings

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The 57th annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway ended under caution, and it was Joey Logano at the drop of the checkered and yellow flags winning his first Daytona 500. This was Logano's ... FULL STORY »



Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet, races Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's 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: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick Finishes Second in Daytona 500
Posted 02.22.15
Jeff Gordon Leads Most Laps, Gets Caught Up in Last-Lap Wreck (DAYTONA, Fla., February 22, 2015) – Defending series champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, finished in second place to lead six Team Chevy drivers in the top 10 in the Daytona 500 at Daytona ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 02.22.15
KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 34TH ON THE DAY “It was a pretty eventful race. I spent the first 80 or so laps, just riding. And then we came down pit for green flag stops. My shifter had broken; and I couldn’t find my shifter and just got ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 02.22.15
Denny Hamlin (fourth) was the highest-finishing Toyota in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season-opening Daytona 500 at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin crossed the finish line behind race-winner Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick (second) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (third). Camry driver Clint Bowyer (seventh) also secured a top-10 finish in the ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, are involved in an on-track incident 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)
Tony Stewart Eliminated From Daytona 500 Win After Early Crash
Posted 02.22.15
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – One of the sentimental favorites to win Sunday’s coveted Daytona 500 was eliminated in Lap 41 crash in “The Great American Race.” "As long as we were two wide, then when it got three wide that particular lap it got away from me, and I got out ...FULL STORY »
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)
Blown Motor Ends Landon Cassill’s Daytona 500 Bid
Posted 02.22.15
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 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Budweiser) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Q&A with Kevin Harvick
Posted 02.22.15
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 A SUMMARY OF YOUR OFF-SEASON, AND HOW YOU FEEL GOING ...FULL STORY »
2015 NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Joe Gibbs’ Statement on Kyle Busch’s Injuries; Answers Questions
Posted 02.22.15
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 teams are intense in competition. Something like this happens, it ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Kyle Busch (Monster Energy) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Kyle Busch Undergoes Successful Surgery
Posted 02.21.15
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 XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Busch is resting comfortable ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Second Appeal Denied For Kurt Busch
Posted 02.21.15
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 exhaust every procedural and legal remedy we have available to ...FULL STORY »


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