With Carl Edwards’ wife expecting to have her baby any day now, Erik Darnell will be on standby to fill in for Edwards in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 Nationwide entry, should his wife go into labor during the race weekend. He is also on standby for the Las Vegas race next weekend. No word whether or [...]
In the closing laps of the Daytona 500, NASCAR braced for a barrage of criticisms from fans and media memebers thanks to a two red flags and a two-hour delay to fix a pothole. In the end, however, Jamie McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr gave NASCAR a reason to breath a sigh of relief.
Jamie McMurray held off a hard-charging Dale Earnhardt Jr to win a thrilling Daytona 500 that was delayed nearly two hours thanks to a pothole that required patching twice. The race also made two attempts at a green-white-checker finish, due to the new rule.
Timothy Peters made a last lap move around Todd Bodine thanks to a push from Jason White, and held on to win the NextEra Energy 250 At Daytona International Speedway. The win is Peters’ second in the Camping World Truck Series. Most of the earlier favorites were involved in incidents, but Peters kept his fenders clean and was in position to make a move when it counted.
Tony Stewart managed to avoid all the carnage that was the Nationwide Series’ Drive4COPD 300, winning the race by 0.309 seconds over Carl Edwards. Stewart held off challenges from Edwards, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, keeping his foot on the gas and his lead.
Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne nipped Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart at the line respectively to emerge from the Gatorade Duels victorious. The combined margin of victory was .02 of a second. Johnson beat Harvick by a mere .005, and Kahne beat Stewart by .014.
NASCAR has announced a change to its finishing procedures, allowing three attempts at a green-white-checkered flag finish, so long as the leader does not take the white flag. The rule will implemented starting in the Gatorade Duels and will cover all three of NASCAR’s top series.
Todd Bodine is taking over driving duties of Kirk Shelmerdine’s No. 27 Toyota Camry in the Gatorade Duel. Shelmerdine was not locked into the Daytona 500, and decided to put Bodine in the car because there are only two qualifying spots available in each duel.
TRG Motorsports has formed a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing under which TRG will receive cars, repair services, and testing support from RCR. TRG will also team with Stewart Haas Racing for pit crew support, in an effort to improve speed of pit stops.
Danica Patrick will be making her Nationwide Series debut in this weekend’s season-opener, after finishing an impressive sixth in the ARCA RE/MAX Series race, her first race in a stock car. JR Motorsports and her sponsor, GoDaddy.com, have decided that Patrick is ready. She will replace Kelly Bires, in the second JRM Chevy. Team owner [...]