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Austin Dillon, right, is congratulated by his grandfather, Richard Childress, after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 18, 2018 - 10:56 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was behind...
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An emotional Darrell Wallace Jr. wipes his face as he speaks to the media after finishing second in the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 18, 2018 - 9:27 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped her arms around her son for a hug neither wanted to end. "You did that thing, baby ," she said, sobbing. "I'm...
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Chase Elliott (9), Kasey Kahne (95) and Danica Patrick (7) collide between Turns 3 and 4 as Ryan Newman (31), Aric Almirola (10) and Alex Bowman (88) avoid them in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 18, 2018 - 9:20 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teammates Aric Almirola and Kurt Busch had better-than-decent shots at winning the Daytona 500. Both were wrecked while at or near the front late in "The Great American Race." They were equally distraught. "My heart is broken," Almirola said following an 11th-place finish...
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Fans watch as the field takes the green flag to start the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David Graham)
February 18, 2018 - 6:42 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 6:35 p.m. Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon won in the car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt and won 17 years to the day that the Hall of the Fame driver was...
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Ryan Blaney raises the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 15, 2018 - 9:57 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the second qualifying race for the Daytona 500. The win temporarily put the brakes on what has been a Team Penske route of Speedweeks. Elliott's victory gives him a starting spot in the second row of Sunday's season-opening race. He'll line up next to...
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tosses confetti for a promotion in a 360 degree photo booth during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 14, 2018 - 3:14 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): 3 p.m. Darrell "Bubba" Wallace is set to become the first black driver since 1969 to start the Daytona 500. Wallace faced perhaps the biggest media contingent of the day Wednesday, with more than two-dozen writers...
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Brad Keselowski, front, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 11, 2018 - 5:13 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brad Keselowski opened Speedweeks, before he turned a single lap, as the 7-1 favorite to win the Daytona 500. Now that he has the first victory of the season, Keselowski is shaping up to be a safe bet. Keselowski led a 1-2 Team Penske sweep Sunday in the exhibition The...
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Front row winner Denny Hamlin, left, and pole sitter Alex Bowman hold their trophies in victory Lane after they qualified for the top two starting spots for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 11, 2018 - 3:28 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bowman put an old familiar car on top of the Daytona 500 leaderboard. Bowman won the pole for "The Great American Race" in his debut as the official driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, piloted until last season by NASCAR rock star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Six of Earnhardt's 17...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, team owner Chip Ganassi, center, celebrates with his drivers, from left, Sebastien Bourdais, of France, Dirk Mueller, of Germany, Joey Hand, Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, Richard Westbrook, of Great Britain and Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, after they placed first and second in the GT LeMans class in the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ganassi's two cars destroyed the GT Le Mans class at Rolex 24 of Daytona to give the organization its 200th overall victory. The team owner is not basking in the glory of his accomplishment. He's ready to move on to the next race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
January 31, 2018 - 5:11 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi likes to tell his drivers there is no such thing as accidents, all are preventable. Unless, of course, a meteor falls from the sky and destroys a race car. That's the only true accident, according to the veteran team owner. His two cars had the GT Le Mans class...
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Filipe Albuquerque, of Portugal, sits behind the wheel as crew members change tires and add fuel to the Cadillac DPi during a pit stop in the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 28, 2018 - 3:24 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Action Express Racing has a third Rolex 24 at Daytona title, and Chip Ganassi Racing is celebrating the organization's 200th victory. The Action Express team of Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi drove Cadillac to the overall victory Sunday at...
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