DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It is late Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway. The air is cool, and the beer is cold. But the temperatures of the men consuming those beverages are running plenty hot. Not too far away, in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series garage, teams are busy packing up for the night.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps that have the new Mustang positioned for a strong showing in “The Great American Race.” Harvick won the first of the 150-mile qualifying races Thursday night that set the field for NASCAR’s showcase event.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Parker Kligerman will be back on TV for the Daytona 500. He’ll enjoy driving in “The Great American Race” more than he ever could analyzing a Cup race as a pit reporter. The driver-turned-broadcaster is behind the wheel again, and the 28-year-old Kligerman claimed one of the transfer spots into the
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson accepted blame for causing a second crash in five days at Daytona International Speedway, saying “everyone makes mistakes.” Johnson turned Kyle Busch in the first of two qualifying races at Daytona on Thursday night, causing Busch to spin across the backstretch with 35 laps remaining. Johnson’s
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One of the great revelations of getting older is that one experiences more great revelations. These days, Jimmie Johnson, at age 43, finds himself walking in a virtual garden of such epiphanies. “I am not old, but I am older,” he said Wednesday afternoon, rubbing his gray-tinged beard as he sat
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Johnny Sauter has salvaged his 2019 season roughly a month after it fell apart with no notice. Sauter lost his ride with GMS Racing in January when the team decided to instead use reigning Truck series champion Brett Moffitt. The decision blindsided Sauter, who won six races for GMS last season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson has a lofty goal for the Boston Marathon: completing the grueling 26.2-mile course in less than three hours. The seven-time Cup Series champion plans to run the April 15 marathon two days after a 300-mile NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway. And he doesn’t expect it to be just a
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin is dedicating this NASCAR season to the memory of Joe Gibbs Racing co-founder J.D. Gibbs. The eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs died in January at age 49. J.D. Gibbs discovered Hamlin at a late-model test at Hickory Motor Speedway in
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will serve as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, making him the first NFL player to give the command for drivers to starts their engines before NASCAR’s most famous race. Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Monday, six days before the 61st running of “The
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson‘s youngest daughter prays every night for Daddy to win a race. When Johnson scuffled through the worst season of his career, he felt the strain of not reaching victory lane. “It was putting some pressure on me,” he said. Johnson called his daughter’s prayers “cute to hear.” He didn’t