As lap 60 of Sunday’s Daytona 500 approaches, teams at the back of the pack may face a dilemma. During last year’s Daytona 500, there was no guarantee a caution would fly around lap 60. “I think the biggest difference you’ll see — again I don’t know because I haven’t seen it either — but I would think the biggest difference you’d see is if there’s a caution 20 laps before a segment or something like that,” Matt Kenseth said.
NASCAR team owners Roger Penske and Joe Gibbs reacted Saturday to a Wall Street Journal story from earlier this week that questioned the state and health of motorsports, particularly in NASCAR. The story also questioned the leadership of NASCAR Chairman/CEO Brian France and his sister, Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation. Here are excerpts from the responses by both owners. Gibbs first: “I was interviewed for that article, and there wasn’t one comment I made that was in that article, or there was no slant to anything in there. And so think about this for a minute: What was brought up in that article is that the management team, Brian France, Lesa and everybody, it’s
Daytona International Speedway has been kind to Roush Fenway Racing drivers, both past and present. Greg Biffle, Trevor Bayne, David Ragan and Ryan Reed all logged their first career wins at the historic track. Biffle registered his first victory in his rookie season with RFR in 2003. At the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Biffle incredibly found his way to the front of the pack, despite starting 30th, and led the final 21 laps en route to his first win. In 2011, while racing for the Wood Brothers, Bayne earned his first career checkered flag on the biggest stage of them all, the Daytona 500. Bayne started 32nd in the race, but led the final six laps to clinch the victory. He made history that day, becoming