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Denny Hamlin explains Daytona 500 conflict with Bubba Wallace

NASCAR couldn't make it one race into the season without having a little off-track drama. At the end of Sunday's Daytona 500, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. and Denny Hamlin made contact as the two came to the finish line. Hamlin claims the contact, initiated by Wallace, blew his right-front tire resu

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-02-20 23:35:26

Darrell Wallace Jr. explains heated discussion with Denny Hamlin after Daytona 500

Darrell Wallace Jr. said Denny Hamlin was not happy with him for comments Wallace made after Sunday's Daytona 500 and that they were still texting about the matter Tuesday. Wallace and Hamlin made contact after the checkered flag and had a brief and heated discussion afterward in the garage area. In

NBC SPORTS - 2018-02-20 16:58:35

Column: NASCAR’s youth movement may be good for business

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful future on its biggest stage. The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon's victory in the famed No. 3 and

FOX SPORTS - 2018-02-19 21:53:25

Entry lists for NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Truck Series at Atlanta

The 2018 season continues this weekend for all three of NASCAR's national series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The weekend includes a double-header for the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series on Saturday. It all leads up to the Cup Series and the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday. Here's the ent

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-02-19 21:38:36

Darrell Wallace Jr. picks up sponsor for Atlanta Cup race

The biggest day of Darrell Wallace Jr.'s racing career is already paying off for the 24-year-old driver. A day after finishing second in the Daytona 500, Wallace and the No. 43 Chevrolet picked up a new sponsor for this weekend's Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Wallace will be sponsored b

NBC SPORTS - 2018-02-19 20:00:13

Austin Dillon celebrates Daytona win with tattoo

Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon reveals getting a tattoo to commemorate the victory and describes the support he's received from his sponsor throughout his career. (0:49) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of Austin Dillon's crew members congratulated the Daytona 500 winner Monday morning by giving him a s

ESPN - 2018-02-19 16:10:02

Austin Dillon wins the 2018 Daytona 500 with a last-lap pass on Aric Almirola | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Austin Dillon makes a bold move on Aric Almirola on the final lap to win the 2018 Daytona 500. COMMENTATOR 1: Boy, Almirola's right there with Denny Hamlin on this restart. That's huge. COMMENTATOR 2: Toyota, Ford up front. Chevy's in row two, Buescher and Dylan. CO


Danica Patrick’s NASCAR career ends in violent crash that collects Chase Elliott as well | 2018 DAYTONA 500

NASCAR Cup Series Highlights: Chase Elliott throws a block on Brad Keselowski but gets turned and sets off a big wreck, collecting Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick. COMMENTATOR 1: Big push coming from Elliott. And Keselowski, contact. Elliot slam into the wall. COMMENTATOR 2: Are you kidding me?


Like many before it, Danica Patrick's final NASCAR race ends in disappointment

Danica Patrick was disappointed in her early exit from Sunday's Daytona 500, but said she was pleased to be competitive. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The end came sooner than expected, sooner than she and her faithful following of fans had hoped. Danica Patrick's final ride in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cu


Yet another big wreck with 2 laps left sends Daytona 500 into overtime

Yet another "big one" occurred on Lap 198 of Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Kurt Busch was running second when it appeared he lost air off the rear of his car and began to spin, being tapped by Ryan Blaney. While Blaney was able to continue on after the wreck, the same thing


Danica Patrick on Wreck Ending Final Daytona 500: 'It Just Wasn't Meant to Be'

Mike Troxell/Associated Press Danica Patrick's final Daytona 500 is over barely over halfway through. Patrick was involved in a six-car accident that also included Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne and David Ragan on Lap 101 of the 200-lap Daytona 500 on Sunday. "I said earl


Stage 1 of Daytona 500 ends with crash; Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones and more eliminated

Kurt Busch, the defending champion of the the Daytona 500, won Stage 1 of the race as a multi-car wreck broke out on the backstretch. The wreck occurred on Lap 60, the last lap of the stage. It included Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, William Byron, Daniel Suarez, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr and Ty Dil


Why is Danica Patrick retiring from NASCAR?

Danica Patrick's final career NASCAR race will see her behind the wheel of the GoDaddy Premium Motorsports No. 7 Chevrolet in the Daytona 500. Patrick, who competed full time in NASCAR's Cup series for just over five seasons, announced her retirement from the sport at the end of last season. She sa


Why did Dale Earnhardt Jr. retire from NASCAR?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired after 18 seasons in NASCAR on his own terms following a number of concussions received in racing, including one that sidelined him for the final 18 races of the 2016 season. NASCAR's perennial most popular driver struggled with his balance and vision for weeks in 2016, ste


Here is exactly what the atmosphere is like for a driver before the Daytona 500

- The atmosphere before the 500 is huge. - It's probably one of the busiest days that we'll have all year long. - Well, the Daytona 500 always draws in a lot of celebrities. There's always people that you don't see every weekend at the racetrack. - There's just so much excitement around this race


The 'little hints' that helped put Chase Elliott in the No. 9 this season

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - The biggest number swap of the 2018 season might have started with a few well-timed emojis. Those were the subtle nudges that Chase Elliott sent via text messages to Rick Hendrick, who said he picked up on those "little hints" in deciding to give the second-generation star t


Danica Patrick shares beach photo with Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers has joined girlfriend Danica Patrick as she gets ready to compete in her last NASCAR race, the Daytona 500. Patrick shared a photo of the Green Bay Packers quarterback and her family on the beach. MORE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. narrates awesome 'Legend of Daytona' video She posted the pictur


The Latest: Daytona 500 sold out for 3rd consecutive year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Two-time Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson has been wrecked out of the Daytona 500. Johnson was collected in a nine-car accident that involved half of Joe Gibbs Racing and half of Hendrick Motorsports. Johnson was wr


Watch: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s drivers finish 1-2 in closest finish in NASCAR history

JR Motorsports teammates Tyler Reddick and Elliott Sadler made history in Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Daytona, with Reddick edging Sadler in overtime for the closest finish in NASCAR history. Reddick's official margin of victory was 0.000 - a virtual photo finish. That beat the previous NASCAR


Daytona 500 start time, TV/Radio, starting lineup and more

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series officially begins its 2018 season today with the 60th Daytona 500. Alex Bowman will start from the pole and Denny Hamlin starts second. Danica Patrick starts 28th in her final NASCAR start. Here's all the information you need before the race. (All times are Easte