NSCS: Matt Crafton to Sub for Kyle Busch Sunday in Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — After a violent crash at the end of Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona sent Kyle Busch to the Halifax Medical Center, doctors determined Busch suffered a compound fracture of his right lower leg, as well as a mid-foot …

NSCS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tops Friday’s Second Daytona 500 Practice

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America photo – Now that the lineup has been completed for the 57th Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, most drivers are avoiding on-track practice sessions in an effort to avoid wrecking their machines. But during the final allowed …

NSCS: Still Fast; Daytona 500 Polesitter Jeff Gordon Leads Way in Opening Friday Practice

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online West Coast Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America photo —  Jeff Gordon, a three-time Daytona 500 champion and the polesitter for Sunday’s 57th running of the Great American Race, paced Friday’s opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Daytona International Speedway. The session was a one …

Flashback Friday: The Ten Biggest Daytona 500 Moments

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Editorial by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — It’s Friday of Speedweeks — that means there’s a Truck race tonight at the Daytona International Speedway. But, that also means its #FlashbackFriday, and while I haven’t gotten in on the act (or those like it) before on social media, I …

NSCS: Bayne Looking to Recapture Daytona Magic With Historic Number

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official team release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Trevor Bayne returns to the site of one of the most historic moments in sports history on Sunday afternoon for the 57th running of the Daytona 500. In what will be his Roush Fenway Racing debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), Bayne will take the green …

NSCS: Kim Lopez Named Chief Starter for 57th Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Photo courtesy Jack Dodson’s NASCAR News — NASCAR announced today that long-time official Kim Lopez will be the chief starter for Sunday’s 57th running of the Daytona 500. Lopez will become the first woman and first Hispanic to flag the Great American Race, which begins at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, live on FOX, MRN Radio, and …

NSCS: Surprise Run; Alex Bowman Tops Fourth Daytona 500 Practice for Tommy Baldwin Racing

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — It doesn’t pay to be fast in practice, but it sure does give you a whole lot of confidence. Just ask Alex Bowman. Bowman, the 21-year-old Sprint Cup sophomore driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing, toured the …

NSCS: Crash Mars Third Daytona 500 Practice Session; Kyle Busch Tops Speed Charts

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Try as you might to avoid it, eventually, the dreaded Big One will catch up with you at Daytona International Speedway. The multi-car crash that scarred Wednesday’s first Daytona 500 practice session — the third session overall …

Prak Attack Blog: It’s Time for Group Qualifying at Plate Tracks to Go Away — Far, Far Away!

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — Blog by Race Chaser Online West Coast Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo —   Three-time Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon will lead the field to the green flag in his final appearance in the Great American Race, but that’s not what everyone was talking about on Sunday night after Coors Light Pole Qualifying. Instead, …

NSCS: Earnhardt Jr. and Hamlin Fail Post-Qualifying Inspection; Will Start at Rear of Budweiser Duels

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Getty Images North America photos — How quickly fortunes can change during Daytona Speedweeks. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin, who both advanced to the final round of Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Sunday afternoon, have had their times from all three rounds of …

NSCS: Nick of Time; Johnson Sneaks Through to Claim Front Row Starting Spot for Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official release — Sarah Glenn/Getty Images North America photo — Jimmie Johnson thought he had missed the boat. Last to leave pit road during the cat-and-mouse waiting game in the third and final round of Sunday’s knockout qualifying session at Daytona, Johnson felt he had little chance to make it back to the start/finish line before time expired. Having …

NSCS: Perfect Timing; Jeff Gordon Earns Daytona 500 Pole In Final Attempt at the Great American Race

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Hollywood couldn’t write this script. As cars waited until the last possible second to roll out in the final round of Sunday’s group qualifying for the 57th annual Daytona 500, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson brought up the rear …