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  • NASCAR got the drama-free Daytona 500 it needed

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt. Dozens of cars were wrecked, and on the morning of NASCAR's season-opening showcase, reigning series...

  • Stewart-Haas sticks with fill-in Regan Smith in Atlanta

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing is sticking with Regan Smith in place of suspended driver Kurt Busch. SHR made the announcement Monday, one day after Smith drove the No. 41 Chevrolet to a 16th-place finish in the Daytona 500. Smith will be behind the wheel for Sunday's race at...

  • Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano had a shot to win the NASCAR championship last year. A flawed late pit stop cost him the chance, and he went into the offseason determined to get back into contention again. A win in the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday gave Logano the head start he...

  • Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory. "I don't know how to party," the 24-year-old said with a sheepish grin. Winning the Daytona 500 will provide him the ultimate chance...

  • Fill-in drivers Smith, Crafton non-factors in Daytona 500

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Replacement drivers Regan Smith and Matt Crafton were in the spotlight and out of contention in the Daytona 500. Smith, filling in for suspended Kurt Busch of Stewart-Haas Racing, finished 16th. Crafton, a last-minute sub for injured Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing,...

  • Ford sweeps 4 season openers at Daytona, including the 500

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Out of beer and still wanting more, Ford executive Jamie Allison starting licking his arm outside victory lane. Given the month Ford enjoyed at Daytona International Speedway, it's no wonder Allison and his guys emptied the cooler. Ford swept every points race at...

  • Gordon wrecks on last lap of final Daytona 500

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon was mobbed as he weaved his way from pit road through the Daytona garage and back to his hauler. Fans in No. 24 apparel pleaded with Gordon for an autograph, a picture. Most of all, they begged for his return. "Thank you, Jeff!" "One more time!" "Jeff,...

  • Earnhardt laments missed chance at back-to-back Daytona wins

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. saved his first tweet for the night of his 2014 Daytona 500 win. About 5,100 tweets and one year later, Earnhardt lamented on Twitter his lost shot at back-to-back championships. "That car should have won the race," he tweeted Sunday. Earnhardt...

  • Tony Stewart now 0-for-17 in NASCAR's Daytona 500

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart's Daytona 500 drought continues. Stewart was involved in a five-car accident early in NASCAR's season opener Sunday, sustaining enough damage to his No. 14 Chevrolet that it ended his chances of winning the "Great American Race." Stewart is winless in 17...

  • Gibbs unsure how long Kyle Busch will be sidelined

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is unsure how long Kyle Busch will be sidelined with a broken right leg and left foot from a crash at Daytona International Speedway. Busch had surgery on his right leg in Daytona after Saturday's crash in the Xfinity Series race. His foot will be examined...

  • Kyle Busch breaks right leg in crash at Daytona

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a vicious hit Saturday into a concrete wall during the Xfinity Series race. He'll miss the Daytona 500 on Sunday and is out indefinitely. Busch sustained a right lower leg compound fracture and left mid-foot fracture in...

  • Kurt Busch loses final appeal, stays suspended indefinitely

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Busch remains suspended and out of the Daytona 500. A final appeals officer upheld NASCAR's suspension Saturday night. Gulfstream President Bryan Moss made the decision, ending Busch's already-slim hopes of racing Sunday in the season opener. "We are unhappy...



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