• February 26, 2017


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The Latest: NASCAR's Brian France warns field about blocking

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local):

Elliott on the Daytona 500 pole again, alongside Earnhardt

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's Daytona Day!

Reed grabs Xfinity Series win in wreck-fest at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Reed picked up the second Xfinity Series victory of his career — both at Daytona International Speedway — by winning the wreck-filled season-opener Saturday.

Gibbs, Penske defend NASCAR as having bright future

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs joined the list of heavy hitters defending NASCAR during one of its shakiest periods in decades.

Stewart enjoying new role, puts Le Mans on 'bucket list'

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart can show up late, leave early or not even attend NASCAR practices these days.

Suarez carries Mexican banner into NASCAR's top series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez wore a suit but ditched the tie the first time he spoke at the White House. The classy, yet casual, attire seemed to fit the moment for a speech in front of about 150 Latino students not much younger than him.

NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500.

LaJoie uses wreck, Johnson pitch to land Daytona 500 spot

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Corey LaJoie's pitch to BK Racing for a ride in the Daytona 500 was going nowhere.

Penske signs Joey Logano and Shell-Pennzoil to new deal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Team Penske has locked up a major portion of its NASCAR program by signing driver Joey Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and sponsor Shell-Pennzoil to extensions that run through "2022 and beyond."

Going, going, gone: NASCAR stars starting to step away

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is working in the broadcast booth. Carl Edwards is spending time with family. Tony Stewart is hanging out at dirt tracks.

Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway.

Earnhardt's confidence sky high amid return for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and slipped into the cockpit of the iconic Goodyear Blimp.

Truex forced to relive closest 2nd in Daytona 500 history

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. saw his Daytona 500 victory vanish in just a blink of an eye.

Talking 'bout AI: Gaughan recalls Hoya days with Iverson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan was the only NASCAR driver to earn a shoutout in Allen Iverson's Hall of Fame induction speech last fall.

Earnhardt wants to win a title then ride into retirement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.

The Latest: Mexico's Daniel Suarez wants to inspire others

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local):

Waltrip reflects on last NASCAR start at 'emotional' Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Waltrip tries not to get too nostalgic or reflective at Daytona International Speedway.

Johnson's 8th title could stake him as NASCAR's greatest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly bewildered with a messier question:

Optimism in high gear at Daytona for NASCAR's top teams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR's top teams.

Elliott nips Earnhardt to win 2nd straight Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.

Logano takes advantage of late crash, wins Clash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The real clash at Daytona came when Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap.

Rain postpones start of exhibition Clash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first official NASCAR event of Speedweeks was postponed by rain at Daytona International Speedway.

Hamlin could become 4th repeat Daytona 500 champion

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin rode the escalator to a stadium concourse and spotted his Daytona 500 championship show car on display and wrapped to resemble its appearance moments after the race.

Earnhardt makes NASCAR return in Daytona 500 practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. took another step toward making last year a "distant memory."