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4:13 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 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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11:57 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch felt like an amiable teammate, willing to do whatever it took to get Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane at the Daytona 500. He’s not so sure Denny Hamlin did the same. Busch finished second in “The Great American Race,” extending his winless streak
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7:54 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second time in four years, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing. The victory Sunday honored J.D. Gibbs, who died last month after battling a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs co-founded the race team with his father
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8:33 PM ET ESPN News Services “The Big One” came late in the Daytona 500. Paul Menard triggered a 21-car accident shortly after a restart with 10 laps to go in “The Great American Race.” Menard turned Matt DiBenedetto, who slammed into the wall and started a chain reaction. It brought out a red flag
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6:00 PM ET Associated Press Jimmie Johnson‘s chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate B.J. McLeod started a wrecked that damaged Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet.
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5:54 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fourth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Saturday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 61st running of “The Great American Race.” Track president Chip Wile says “this is a tribute to our fans.” Some
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6:43 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Annett won for the first time at NASCAR’s national level, a career that spans 345 races in three series. He gave
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4:30 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Sam Bass, NASCAR’s first officially licensed artist, has died. He was 57. The support throughout the sport of NASCAR has touched team owner Joe Gibbs, whose eldest son, J.D. Gibbs, died last month following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He suffered from kidney
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5:16 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The biggest Toyota stars skipped the final practice for the Daytona 500, with former NASCAR champs Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch among the drivers sitting out. “I’ve got cold beer, racing, good music and good friends. I don’t have a single damn problem right now.”
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