NASCAR

7:43 PM ET Associated Press HOMESTEAD, Fla. — William Byron gave NASCAR its third surprise winner in three weeks, this one not quite as stunning as the first two at Daytona International Speedway. Byron controlled most of the final two stages at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday and won for the second time in 111 Cup
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6:48 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin is NASCAR’s current points leader and locked in at Joe Gibbs Racing with a contract extension inked at the start of his 17th season with the organization. So when an analyst suggested Hamlin and the JGR veterans should be worried about their job security, Hamlin
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7:45 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joe Gibbs said Tuesday his grandson Ty Gibbs will compete in 14 more Xfinity Series races this season after his surprising first victory. Ty Gibbs won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race in his first career NASCAR national start on the road course at Daytona International Speedway. The 18-year-old
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7:03 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chip Ganassi was fined $30,000 and suspended one race for bringing a guest into the NASCAR pit area at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR said the team owner violated its COVID-19 guidelines by bringing a nonessential individual into the restricted competition area. Ganassi cannot return to competition
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7:12 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Christopher Bell chased down Joey Logano on the winding Daytona road course Sunday for his first career Cup victory and a coveted spot in NASCAR’s playoffs. Bell won in his second race driving for Joe Gibbs Racing to give the team a pair of surprising victories
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9:12 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joe Gibbs celebrated his first NASCAR victory as a grandfather, watching from the pits as 18-year-old Ty Gibbs won his Xfinity Series debut Saturday on the road course at Daytona International Speedway. It was the first NASCAR national series race for Ty Gibbs, who jumped two
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11:13 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ben Rhodes swept a two-race stop at Daytona International Speedway, winning his second NASCAR Truck Series race in one week Friday night. Win No. 2 came under caution in triple overtime on Daytona’s road course. It was exactly one week after Rhodes won on the Daytona’s
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5:44 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Alvin Kamara, NFL star and new NASCAR fan, has put some of his own money into the sport as a team sponsor this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. The New Orleans Saints running back agreed to sponsor Ryan Vargas in the Xfinity Series race Saturday at
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1:22 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell was rewarded Friday with a sponsorship increase from CarParts.com. The online parts sales company was already part of McDowell’s program at Front Row Motorsports but was still working on its 2021 budget when the NASCAR season began Sunday with the Daytona
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8:57 AM ET DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Roush Fenway Racing set a goal to reduce its carbon footprint even as it raced a pair of gas-guzzling cars all across the country. The initiative started with small environmentally conscious measures that eventually grew into a company-wide initiative. With support from partner Castrol, RFR became the first
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1:00 AM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bubba Wallace ran into trouble early and late in his first Daytona 500 driving for Michael Jordan. He still came out of NASCAR’s marquee race on Sunday with another milestone, becoming the first Black driver to lead a lap in the Daytona 500. Wallace dipped to
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12:23 AM ET ESPN News Services DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael McDowell stormed through a crash scene to win the Daytona 500 early Monday, snapping an 0-for-357 streak with a fiery pileup in his rearview mirror. McDowell led just the final lap — maybe half of it, really — when Brad Keselowski turned teammate Joey
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4:30 PM ET ESPN News Services The Big One hit only 15 laps into the Daytona 500, triggered when Aric Almirola turned into pole-winner Alex Bowman and started a 16-car pileup. Minutes later, the race was stopped by lightning and fans who had been socially distanced in the grandstands instead had to seek shelter in
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8:48 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Cindric opened his Xfinity Series title defense with a Saturday night victory at Daytona International Speedway that could count as the biggest of his blossoming career. Cindric got a push to the lead at the start of two-lap overtime from AJ Allmendinger that gave him
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2:11 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rain washed out the final two practices Saturday before NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500, a potential setback for the nine drivers switching cars before “The Great American Race.” Former Cup Series champions Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. as well as front-row qualifier William Byron are among
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2:16 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kurt Busch dropped a cinematic short two days before the Daytona 500 that blew the budget, featured a Vanilla Ice cameo and hinted at his NASCAR retirement. The 2004 NASCAR Cup champion did not definitively say whether he’s planning to hang up his helmet at the
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