All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Daytona 500’

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Talks Daytona Return

It’s almost time for the Daytona 500 and Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to take home another win. He knows better than anyone that winning takes a plan and some strategy and Earnhardt has been preparing for the race all year. While some drivers may not want to reveal their secrets, Earnhardt was happy to share some details about his plans …

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Daytona 500: Dale Jr. Wins “The Great American Race”

The Daytona 500 was slated to start at 1:00 pm EST on Sunday. If one does some quick math, the race should have finished somewhere around 4:30 pm. (It being 500 mile race with an average speed of 200 mph, adding some extra time for wrecks and caution laps.) “The Great American Race” would wind up taking nearly 11 hours …

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Danica Patrick Involved in Big Crash at Daytona

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was involved in a big crash at Sunday’s Daytona 500, effectively ending her night 145 laps into the 200-lap race and giving her a 40th place finish. According to a post-race report on Patrick’s website, the cars of Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, and Brian Scott got together and started a chain reaction crash. Almirola slammed into …

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Daytona 500: Danica Patrick Involved in 13-Car Wreck

Danica Patrick’s Chevrolet was one of the cars involved in a 13-car wreck that happened during the Daytona 500. The accident occurred when Brian Scott and Kevin Harvick’s cars collided on the fourth turn of lap 146 of 200. Scott hit the car of Aric Almirola, whose vehicle went towards the infield and hit several cars during the spin. One …

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Daytona 500 Resumes After Rain Delay

Rain, rain go away, Daytona 500 racers are out to play! The rain did let up, but only 6 hours, 21 minutes, and 41 seconds after the red flag was posted. The severe weather put both racers and spectators in danger, prompting authorities to stop the race and wait for the track to dry. The race was halted after the …

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Danica Patrick: 1 Million Twitter Followers

Danica Patrick is the first NASCAR driver to top 1 million Twitter followers. The racer reached that mark just before the season opener at the Daytona 500 on Sunday. “It just shows what incredible and loyal fans I have,” she said during an interview with the Associated Press prior to the race. “It’s pretty humbling that 1 million people are …

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Jeff Gordon May Retire From Racing in 2014

In the last NASCAR media tour, Jeff Gordon mentioned the possibility of retiring from his career if he wins the 2014 NASCAR championship. The stock car racing driver said he was jokingly serious about his statement. The 42-year-old racer has already won four NASCAR championships under the Winston Cup. He won in 1995, 1997, 1998, and in 2001. In 2004, Nextel/Sprint …

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Pace Car Fire: Full Moon or What?

This isn’t the first time something wacky has happened at the Daytona International Speedway. Saturday night, the pace car caught fire during the exhibition Sprint Unlimited Race at the home of the Daytona 500. No injuries were reported, but there must be some serious voodoo going on at the track. The fire in the pace car, driven by Brett Bodine, …

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Pace Car Fire At Daytona Speedway

Anything can happen at the Daytona 500 and on Saturday the pace car caught on fire. The fire started in the trunk of the Chevrolet pace car, but smoke could be seen coming through all of the windows. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire to start, but Chevrolet said it is assessing the incident to determine a …

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Danica Patrick And Tony Stewart Blow Engines At Daytona 500

Like most Nascar racers, Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart were taking advantage of the practice time before the Daytona 500. All seemed well for both racers until the last hour of practice. Both Patrick and Stewart suffered blown engines. While changing the engines was a simple task for the team crews, diagnosing the problem and reason behind the blown engines …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Optimistic About 2014 Season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the best known NASCAR drivers in the world. Not only is he known for the skills he possesses on the track, he is also the son of Dale Earnhardt, the man who left a legacy on racing that will never be forgotten. While Earnhardt Jr. has not had the best past couple of years, …

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50 Cent: Erin Andrews Kiss Denied At Daytona 500

50 Cent happened to catch up to Erin Andrews in the crowd on pit road before the start of the Daytona 500 race on Sunday, and what ensued was a horribly awkward attempt at a hello-kiss on his part that ended in Andrews dodging out of his way like Ellen Griswold ducking Cousin Eddie. Andrews was there reporting live and, …

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