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2018 Top NASCAR Storylines: Say Goodnight, Kasey (& Jamie & Matt)

For several drivers, 2018 marks the end of a NASCAR journey. Among those who have said they don’t plan to race full-time (or at all) in the sport in the future are Jamie McMurray (who may run the 2019 Daytona 500 before he hangs up his helmet), Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Cole Whitt, Elliott Sadler,

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With careers likely ending Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray are all smiles

Kenseth, who returned to Roush this season for 15 starts in the No. 6 Ford after losing his ride at Joe Gibbs Racing, hasn’t announced any plans for 2019 season.

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Kenseth, No. 6 Team Close Out 2018 with Strong Top-10

Making his final start with Roush, Kenseth qualified 17thon Friday, but quickly proved to be stronger then he qualified not far into Sunday’s 267-lap event. Kenseth hung around 16thfor the opening laps, reporting he was tight in the center but loose on exit. The 2003 Cup Champion ended stage one 16t

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Ford Performance NASCAR: Atlanta Advance

A new rules package will debut this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes its yearly return to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick is the defending champion of the Folds of Honor 500 and has two career series victories at the 1.5-mile track while Ford is looking for its third conse

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Daytona 500 Winners List (1959-2018)

Winning the Daytona 500 is something every NASCAR driver dreams about. Some of have won it multiple times — Richard Petty snagged seven Daytona 500 wins — while others spend their entire driving career in search of an elusive checkered flag at Daytona International Speedway.

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The Daytona 500 is ‘The Great American Race’

The first Daytona 500 was held Feb. 22, 1959, at the 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway in Florida. In that first race, Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp drove side by side over the finish line. Beauchamp was declared the unofficial winner. Petty protested. Three days later, NASCAR founder Bill Fr

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Daytona 500 sells out for fourth year in a row, broadcast on FOX 1:30 PM CT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Daytona 500 kicks off on Sunday afternoon at the International Speedway in Daytona Beach. Selling out for the fourth year in a row, 40 drivers will meet on the track to compete for the winning spot.

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Denny Hamlin survives crash-filled finish to win Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — 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 overt

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New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

The overall look of the nation’s top racing series has undergone a transformation the last few seasons and proof is plastered on the hood of Corey LaJoie’s car. His full facial-haired face adorns his Ford Mustang, which easily makes him the most recognizable driver among the eight Daytona 500 rookie

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Ryan Newman Hoping Engineering Degree Helps With New Aero Package

One of the biggest storylines of the NASCAR offseason was the new aerodynamic package NASCAR implemented for 22 of the 36 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. With the drastic switch, Ryan Newman is hoping to put his engineering degree from Purdue University to work.

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Daytona 500 kicks off, sells out for fourth year in a row

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Daytona 500 kicks off on Sunday afternoon at the International Speedway in Daytona Beach. Selling out for the fourth year in a row, 40 drivers will meet on the track to compete for the winning spot.

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. “Could Care Less” About His Plate Racing Reputation

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. isn’t here to apologize. The driver of the No. 17 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing is here to deliver. Deliver a win in the Great American Race for the first time in his career and the first time for RFR since Matt Kenseth in 2012. With his history on restrictor plate tracks, that se

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Many fresh faces, new sponsors for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. • Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor.

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NASCAR set to kick off new season at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Among the drivers trying to win this year's Daytona 500 are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor.

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Saturday’s auto racing roundup: The Daytona 500 is an old race with a new look

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor.

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4 Burning Questions: Which Team Will Reign Supreme in Daytona?

Over the past 10 years, it seems the vast majority of Daytona 500s have ended up in two distinct categories. On one end, there have been some memorable races. Either they were excellent to watch (2009, 2011, 2014) or just insane spectacles where things took a turn for the strange (2010, 2012, 2017).

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BC-CAR--NASCAR-Daytona 500,2nd Ld-Writethru

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel. AP Photo DBR101, DBR304, DBR12, DBR120, DBR105, DBR104, DBR103. Eds: Resending. First sent Feb. 15. With driver capsules. With AP Photos.

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Ford Performance NASCAR: Mustang Makes Daytona 500 Debut

The 61st running of the Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway (2:30 p.m. Eastern on FOX) and it will feature the points racing debut of the new NASCAR Mustang. Ford has won the Daytona 500 a total of 15 times, including four of the last eight. Team Penske dr

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Kyle Busch: 2019 NASCAR Season Preview and Prediction

Kyle Busch has been an enigmatic figure throughout his rise as one of the best drivers of his generation. He’s as fast as he is brazen, and he sees little need for varnish when the stark truth works just the same. Fans love him or they hate him, but the results are obvious: The 2015 Cup champion own

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Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a TV analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor.

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