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  • Vickers crashes in 1st NASCAR race as Stewart's fill-in

    Vickers crashed hard in his first race as Tony Stewart's temporary replacement Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Vickers got loose on lap 23 of the exhibition Sprint Unlimited, triggering a six-car wreck that included Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. Vickers…

    The Associated Press34 mins ago
  • Townley wins ARCA Series season opener at Daytona

    John Wes Townley has made two trips to victory lane in the ARCA Racing Series - both at the premier track. Townley won his second ARCA season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, leading 33 of the 80 laps and holding off several challengers in the first race of Speedweeks. …

    The Associated Press
  • Logano leads Team Penske 1-2 in Daytona practice

    (Reuters) - Team Penske showed its strength late in the final practice session for next Sunday's Daytona 500 when Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski jumped to the top of the leaderboard at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Logano, who won last year's Daytona 500, clocked the fastest speed…

    Reuters
  • Motor racing-Logano leads Team Penske 1-2 in Daytona practice

    Team Penske showed its strength late in the final practice session for next Sunday's Daytona 500 when Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski jumped to the top of the leaderboard at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Logano, who won last year's Daytona 500, clocked the fastest speed of 195.933…

    Reuters
  • Fitness freak in firesuit: Johnson challenges NASCAR family

    One of NASCAR's biggest winners, Jimmie Johnson wants his NASCAR family to join him in becoming big losers. Johnson, a six-time NASCAR champion, has started a movement that could end with his fans - and maybe even some who love to hate him - in a personal fitness victory lane. Johnson has…

    The Associated Press
  • Team Penske helps rookie Ryan Blaney in Daytona 500 practice

    Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski helped rookie Ryan Blaney post a solid lap in Daytona 500 practice Saturday. Logano, Keselowski and Blaney drafted their way to the top three spots in the second practice session. It was a significant finish for Blaney, who is one of several…

    The Associated Press
  • Ken Griffey Jr. named honorary starter for Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Newly elected baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. will serve as honorary starter for the Daytona 500.

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  • Gerhart goes for 9th ARCA win, history at Daytona

    It's been nearly two decades since Bobby Gerhart went through this kind of drought at Daytona International Speedway. The driver finished 29th, sixth and 39th the last three years in the season-opening ARCA race at Daytona. Gerhart will get a chance at that elusive ninth win at Daytona on…

    The Associated Press
  • Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return

    Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500. Bosh is back from his blood clot scare and returned to All-Star form. Tony Stewart is sidelined indefinitely with a fractured vertebra.

    The Associated Press
  • HScott Motorsports leases charter to secure ride for Annett

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- HScott Motorsports has leased a charter from Premium Motorsports to secure a ride for Michael Annett for the 2016 season.

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR's new charter system shuts out storied Wood Brothers

    It's been 10 years since the Wood Brothers completed a full NASCAR season, and they stopped trying to make it to the track each week in 2009. NASCAR's oldest race team didn't have the funds to keep up with the competition, and a scaled-back approach was what the family-owned organization felt was…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday, Feb. 12

    Feb 12 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters. ...

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  • Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

    Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday. At the same time Stewart was offering details about his wreck and recovery, Stewart-Haas Racing announced the three-time champion's replacement for the Daytona 500:…

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  • WWE star Cena named honorary pace car driver for Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Wrestling star and actor John Cena will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the season-opening Daytona 500.

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  • NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

    Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins. Neither NASCAR star will be in a car when Daytona International Speedway opens Friday for preparations for the Feb. 21 season-opening Daytona 500. Gordon, arguably NASCAR's biggest star, retired at the end…

    The Associated Press
  • Former NASCAR racer Lennie Pond dies at 75

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Lennie Pond, who raced for 17 years in NASCAR's premier series, has died. He was 75.

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  • NASCAR creates 'overtime line' in new rules finish

    Looking to end the frustration and confusion that comes when caution flags come out late in its races, NASCAR announced Thursday that it is shifting to an unlimited green-white-checkered finish protocol and establishing an ''overtime line'' to determine the winner. NASCAR previously had a limit of…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday, Feb. 11

    Feb 11 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Panthers QB Newton forgot to enjoy the moment Most people probably didn't notice it and even those who did…

    Reuters
  • Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter to all possible Olympians, acknowledging the growing worries over the virus. The letter spells out much of…

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