Kevin Harvick, who hung in the back most of the day, broke his 115-race winless streak by beating Jamie McMurray to the finish line by 0.011 seconds in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ever wonder what it would be like if NASCAR teams drafted drivers like players are drafted in the NFL? I did, so I decided to use a convoluted system to determine where drivers would end up if there was a draft today.
For the second time this season, Denny Hamlin drove his car to victory lane on a Monday following a rain-out. Hamlin led 12 laps in the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, but they were the final 12 on his way to his second Sprint Cup victory of the season.
Kurt Busch pulled away from the rest of the field on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, and drove his Dodge to victory in the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon had the dominant car during the Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But, a two-tire gamble under the final caution ended up costing Gordon, as he watched teammate Jimmie Johnson and his four tires pass him in the closing laps to take the win.
McDonalds has signed on to sponsor Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 Chevy and driver Jamie McMurray for11 races this season, according to ESPN. The deal is said to not have been the result of McMurray’s win in the Daytona 500.
Jamie McMurray followed up his big Daytona 500 win with a pole for the Auto Club 5oo. Juan Pablo Montoya will start second, creating an all Earnhardt Ganassi Racing front row. See the rest of the lineup here.
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.
According to a Dave Newton tweet, Kasey Kahne said that Richard Petty Motorsports has made him an offer to stay with the team after next season. But, Kahne said he wanted to see what other offers he gets. If he decides to leave, he could have his choice of four seats.