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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Brad Keselowski Using Twitter During Daytona 500 Approved By NASCAR

Brad Keselowski made history on Monday when he began tweeting from inside his car during some downtime at the Daytona 500. It was thought that Keselowski would be reprimanded as he was tweeting on the race track even though the cars weren’t moving. NASCAR was apparently cool with his tweeting during the race according to Yahoo! Sports. NASCAR said that …

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First Tweet From a Driver Racing in Daytona 500

Race car driver Brad Keselowski became the first driver known to tweet while racing. The Daytona 500 was under a red flag stop which means all cars including Brad Keselowski’s were stopped on the track. That’s when Brad Keselowski decided to make Twitter history by tweeting: @keselowskiBrad KeselowskiFire! My view http://t.co/RWn3xMn6 35 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto …

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Daytona 500: Fire Breaks Out, Twitter Has A Blast

It’s been one wacky event after another for this Daytona 500. It was initially supposed to begin at 1:00 on Sunday. The rain delayed it for hours, before it was finally cancelled for the day, to be postponed until Monday at Noon. After all the complaints that it would be happening while everyone was at work (oh yeah, and some …

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Daytona 500: 2nd Lap Wreck Takes Out GoDaddy Girl Danica Patrick

The Daytona 500 finally got underway this evening, after a rain delay yesterday, followed by a cancellation for the day. Originally, it was rescheduled for Noon today, but after numerous complaints, it was rescheduled again for 7:00PM. No more than 2 laps in, there was a wreck involving Jimmie Johnson, Trevor Bayne and GoDaddy girl Danica Patrick. Johnson is apparently …

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Daytona 500 Time Moved: What People Are Saying On Twitter

The Daytona 500 was supposed to run yesterday, but it was delayed for hours by rain, before ultimately being canceled for the day. Initially, it was rescheduled for Noon today, but it’s now been changed for 7:00PM Eastern. People were already tweeting their disgust yesterday about the rescheduling, as many would be at work. Some talked about calling in sick. …

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Daytona 500 Canceled: Twitter Reacts

As reported earlier, the Daytona 500 was experiencing a rain delay, and plenty of people were complaining (and rejoicing) on Twitter. Now, they’ve gone ahead and canceled it for the day, and it will run (hopefully) tomorrow at Noon. In 53 years of the race’s existence, this has never happened. There has never been a cancellation. There have been delays, …

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Daytona 500 Rain Delay: Twitter Reacts

Fox’s pre-race crew were talking about how Danica Patrick was going to crank of the ratings for the Daytona 500. Unfortunately, weather got in the way, and the race is currently on delay. I wonder how much that will impact those ratings. Luckily, the race is still getting plenty of attention, and while Fox shows some race footage from last …

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