Daytona 500

Team owner Joe Gibbs looks down pit road before qualifications for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 23, 2019 - 6:21 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared. Petrified, in fact. Gibbs had won three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, but he was an outsider starting from scratch when it came to stock car racing. And when his...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) awaits the final qualifying round for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
April 28, 2019 - 1:53 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup series race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 2:45 p.m. It didn't take long for the first wreck at Talladega Superspeedway. The first one caught up Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick. Bubba Wallace and Ryan...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Danica Patrick waits during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Patrick, who retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500, will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as a studio analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 20, 2019 - 6:08 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Great American Race" prepped her for a return as a...
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FILE - This April 6, 1978, file photo shows Janet Guthrie posing with a toy race car at a news conference in New York. Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
March 14, 2019 - 12:24 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. France...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2016, file photo, Tony Stewart is greeted by fans during driver introductions before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The three-time NASCAR champion headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame that were announced Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 13, 2019 - 5:24 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popular member of the "Alabama Gang," two-time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch,...
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February 24, 2019 - 5:34 pm
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski was so sick at Atlanta Motor Speedway his team had a standby driver on call. The help wasn't needed. The winningest driver in Team Penske history raced to an unlikely victory Sunday by recovering from a stomach virus to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was the...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:02 pm
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Aric Almirola gave the new Mustang its first pole of the NASCAR season in Ford sweep of NASCAR Cup qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Almirola turned a lap at 181.472 mph Friday to take the top qualifying spot and deny Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer a slot on the...
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Denny Hamlin (11) takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)
February 19, 2019 - 4:23 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo. He was questioning McDowell's loyalty to the brand. "He shows up pointing at the Ford emblem, pushing on the...
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Denny Hamlin, center front, poses for a photo with his crew members after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 18, 2019 - 1:16 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing. J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief...
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Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 17, 2019 - 8:22 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR's biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in...
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