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Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 17, 2019 - 9:22 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR's biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in...
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Denny Hamlin (11) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 17, 2019 - 7:49 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 7:35 p.m. Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona 500 in four years, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs' oldest son died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological...
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Drivers take the green flag on the start of the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 17, 2019 - 2:42 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's biggest race will have a different look this year. The front row of Sunday's Daytona 500 is the youngest in the showcase race's history, and there are eight rookies in the field. The overall look of the nation's top racing series has undergone a transformation...
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Corey LaJoie leans over the hood of his car with a likeness of him painted on the front end before a practice session for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 16, 2019 - 7:13 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and...
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Michael Annett (1) drives with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Xfinity auto race Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 16, 2019 - 5:29 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Sautrday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Annett won for the first time at NASCAR's national level, a career that spans 345 races in three...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1979, file photo, Donnie Allison, in car 1, and Cale Yarborough, in car 11, crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 which put Richard Petty in Victory Lane in Daytona Beach, Fla. Donnie Allison and his brother Bobby ended up in a fight with Cale Yarborough because of the wreck. The 1979 race was instrumental in broadening NASCAR's southern roots. Forty years later, it still resonates as one of the most important days in NASCAR history. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
February 16, 2019 - 11:28 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first break came with the massive blizzard that wreaked havoc on the East Coast, essentially locking television viewers in their homes. The Daytona 500, meanwhile, was to be broadcast live in its entirety for the first time, reaching markets that knew little, if...
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Corey LaJoie leans over the hood of his car with a likeness of him painted on the front end before a practice session for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 15, 2019 - 3:02 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and...
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Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the first of two qualifying auto races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 14, 2019 - 8:45 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick wrecked in the first practice of the season at Daytona International Speedway. He was collected the next day in a 16-car crash triggered by Jimmie Johnson in the first race of Speedweeks. It took his third time out, in his new Ford Mustang, for Harvick to...
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Corey LaJoie listens to a question from a reporter during NASCAR Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 13, 2019 - 1:40 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR media day for the Daytona 500 (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Paul Menard says he talked with Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday to hash out the late-race wreck that cost Menard a win in the exhibition Clash. Johnson triggered a wreck that wiped out nearly the...
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Jimmie Johnson, center, celebrates with his crew members after winning the NASCAR Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 10, 2019 - 6:46 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's youngest daughter prays every night for Daddy to win a race. When Johnson scuffled through the worst season of his career, he felt the strain of not reaching victory lane. "It was putting some pressure on me," Johnson said. Johnson called the invocation "...
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