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Feb 18
Wednesday

NASCAR Names Kim Lopez Chief Starter for 57th Daytona 500

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 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 to flag the Great American Race, which begins at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, live on FOX, Motor Racing Network Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Lopez, 33, is in her 11th season with NASCAR and has flagged races for the past seven years in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. She also flagged two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races last year, but couldn’t attend the Daytona 500 following ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Fourth Practice Session Speeds

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – Feb. 16 – 22, 2015

Toyota Racing Logo 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 ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Third Practice Session Accident Q&A with Denny Hamlin

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Third Daytona 500 Practice Session Accident Q&A with Greg Biffle

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Third Daytona 500 Practice Session Accident Q&A with Danica Patrick

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Third Practice Session Speeds

2015 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 18 M&M's Crispy Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams returned to action Wednesday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, as they practice prior to the Budweiser Duel qualifying races on Thursday -- which will determine the final starting lineup for the Daytona 500 ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Arris) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.18.15
Carl Edwards / No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Preview Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway  No. 19 ARRIS Toyota News and Notes:  Edwards is paired up with championship-winning crew chief Darian Grubb for the 2015 season at Joe Gibbs Racing.  Grubb was part of the team that tied with Edwards for the championship in ...FULL STORY »
Granny Grump
Daytona, Winners, Wrecks And Other Stuff
Posted 02.28.12
Well hello again loyal readers and other folks. Welcome back to racin' and oh my good and gracious LORD what a week or so it's been! I apologize for missin' the last 2 races last year but Duck and I had some weather related issues to our place we had ...FULL STORY »


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