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Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Elliot still amazed by his rapid ascent

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For most, being the son of one of racing's greatest drivers and the successor of another would be suffocating. But for Chase Elliott, it's the only life he knows.
By Don Coble

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Junior, Johnson win duel races at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson won the 150-mile duel races at Daytona International Speedway.
By Don Coble

Johnson ready to return to top

Jimmie Johnson understands the pressure the best athletes face because he's in that category.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Older drivers might follow Gordon's lead

Four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon has already announced that 2015 will be his last as a full-time driver, and there's a sense that several others could follow him out the door.
By Mark Long

Brad Keselowski gets his rough edge from his racing father Bob

Bob Keselowski and son Brad race with the same uncompromising passion.
By Don Coble

Patrick has to go with backup car in Daytona 500 practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin wrecked during Daytona 500 practice Wednesday.

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Judge orders Busch not to contact ex-girlfriend

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her.

McMurray seemingly at his best in big races

Jamie McMurray, with just seven career Sprint Cup wins, certainly knows how to pick the right time to win. So much so that team owner Chip Ganassi deemed him "a big game hunter."

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Junior, Hamlin fail inspections

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The cars of NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin failed post-qualifying inspection for the Daytona 500 pole.

Gordon will be on pole for his final Daytona 500

Jeff Gordon will start from the pole in his final Daytona 500 of his career. Gordon announced last month this will be his final full-time season, and he's been adamant next Sunday's season-opening ...
By Don Coble

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Kenseth wins Sprint Unlimited

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kenseth has won the exhibition Sprint Unlimited, a crash-filled kickoff to the NASCAR season.

Drivers bank on timing, luck in qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Every driver believes the pole position Sunday for the Daytona 500 isn't about a fast car or a skillful driver. It's all about timing and luck.
By Don Coble

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Stewart black flagged at first NASCAR practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart opened Speedweeks with a weighty - and heated - issue.
By Mark Long

Exhibition chance for drivers to shake off rust

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The only laps Clint Bowyer's made in nearly three months has been on a tractor. That's why Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at the Daytona International ...
By Don Coble

Gordon nixes restrictor-plate races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Although Jeff Gordon said he might drive in some selected races following his retirement at the end of the season from fulltime racing he has no plans for any ...

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

NASCAR drivers are all talk at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S most prestigious race.
By Mark Long

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Simulators are the rage in NASCAR these days

Top teams in NASCAR have multi-million-dollar systems that can simulate a driver's characteristics, as well as every nuance of a racetrack.
By Don Coble

Four drivers pass on All-Star race

The winner of Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited All-Star race will earn about $200,000. But for four drivers, it's not enough to accept their invitations.
By Don Coble

Changes abundant this year in NASCAR

The one thing that never seems to change in NASCAR is the changes. Including this year.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Richard Petty can build for the future

Richard Petty drove his first NASCAR race in 1958, but as the son of three-time series champion Lee Petty, he knows first-hand race teams never stop building for the future.
By Don Coble
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