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Tires are stacked in front of the inside retaining wall at Daytona International Speedway before the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race  in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Kyle Busch was injured in a crash Saturday in the same area. The track added the tires and plan to install a SAFER barrier system in the future. (AP Photo/David Graham)

NASCAR making plans for SAFER barriers at Daytona, Talladega after Busch injury

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – International Speedway Corp. is developing a plan for the installation of additional SAFER barriers at Daytona and Talladega, and will review the safety standards at its other racetracks. The renewed focus announced yesterday by ISC President John Saunders comes three days after NASCAR star Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a crash into …

Ragan, Jones announced as weekend replacements for Kyle Busch

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

David Ragan will drive Kyle Busch’s car in the Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Atlanta, while 18-year-old Erik Jones will drive Busch’s car in the Xfinity Series. Busch broke his right leg and left foot when he crashed head-on into a concrete wall Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. He left the Florida hospital yesterday and was transferred to one in Charlotte for …

NASCAR got the drama-free Daytona 500 it needed

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt. Dozens of cars were wrecked, and on the morning of NASCAR’s season-opening showcase, reigning series champion Kevin Harvick warned …

Gibbs unsure how long Kyle Busch will be sidelined

Monday, February 23, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Joe Gibbs is unsure how long Kyle Busch will be sidelined with a broken right leg and left foot from a crash at Daytona International Speedway. Busch had surgery on his right leg in …

Logano gives Penske another Daytona 500 win

Monday, February 23, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory. “I don’t know how to party,” the 24-year-old said with a …

Gordon wrecks on last lap of final Daytona 500

Monday, February 23, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jeff Gordon was mobbed as he weaved his way from pit road through the Daytona garage and back to his hauler. Fans in No. 24 apparel pleaded with Gordon for an autograph, a picture. …

Sprint Cup preview: With Edwards on board, Gibbs set to battle Hendrick as NASCAR’s top power

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The first shots for the 2015 Sprint Cup season were fired well before the calendar flipped to the new year. They date back to August, when the rumors became official and Carl Edwards officially signed with Joe Gibbs …

NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch after domestic violence details

Saturday, February 21, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely yesterday after a judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a “substantial likelihood” of more domestic violence from …

Kyle Larson ready to become NASCAR’s new superstar

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started. Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR’s next superstar. His sophomore season in the Sprint …

Keselowski has no problem being NASCAR’s lightning rod

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brad Keselowski might as well sign up as the next celebrity target at a comedy roast. His fellow NASCAR drivers already have plenty of practice hurling cutting barbs his way – just minus the …

Gordon wins pole for final Daytona 500 of his career

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The qualifying session for NASCAR’s biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as “a complete embarrassment” and called a “cute show” by Clint Bowyer. The frenetic knockout format ended with Jeff …

Earnhardt, Hamlin fail inspection after pole qualifying

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The cars of Sprint Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin failed post-qualifying inspection for the Daytona 500 pole. Earnhardt and Hamlin will have to start at the rear of their respective qualifying …

All eyes on Jeff Gordon finale in No. 24

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Through driver changes, network shuffles, a new championship format and NASCAR’s push to reinvent itself, the one constant for more than two decades has been Jeff Gordon behind the wheel every week of the …

Speedweeks schedule in Daytona

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Today Daytona 500 pole qualifying (FOX, 1:30 p.m.) Thursday Budweiser Duels (FS1, 7 p.m.) Friday Truck Series qualifying (FS1, 4:45 p.m.) Truck Series race (FS1, 7:30 p.m.) Saturday XFINITY Series qualifying (FS1, 12:15 p.m.) XFINITY Series race (FS1, 3:30 p.m.) Sunday Daytona 500 (FOX, 1 p.m.) …

Kenseth wins Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Kenseth won the exhibition Sprint Unlimited, a crash-filled kickoff to the NASCAR season. Kenseth, who was winless in 2014, had one of the strongest cars in the field, and he pulled away on a restart with four laps remaining to claim the win. …