Daytona 500

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona 500

    2/24/14 7:34 AM

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver, won Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500 at the same track where his father died in 2001. Earnhardt Jr.'s win snapped a 55-race losing streak that dated back to 2012.

  • Daytona 500 slowed by 2 incidents, rain delay

    2/23/14 9:36 PM

    Daytona could use a dome. From rain, potholes, soap and fire, the Daytona 500 has had all sorts of delays the last five years. The latest one came Sunday, with rain shutting down the season opener at Daytona International Speedway for 6 hours, 22 minutes

  • Jimmie Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Danica Patrick finishes 8th

    2/24/13 5:34 PM Comment

    Jimmie Johnson won his second Daytona 500 with a late push on Sunday. Danica Patrick became the first woman in history to lead laps in "The Great American Race" and was running third on the last lap, but slipped to eighth in the late push for position.

  • Daytona 500: Safety on everyone's mind

    2/24/13 2:56 PM Comment

    Safety was on everyone's mind before the Daytona 500 on Sunday, a day after a horrific wreck in a second-tier NASCAR series race hurled chunks of debris, including a heavy tire, into the stands and injured nearly 30 people.

  • Daytona 500 to race despite crash

    2/24/13 12:50 PM Comment

    NASCAR fans were injured Saturday when large chunks of debris, including a tire, sailed into the grandstands when a car flew into the fence on a frightening last-lap accident in the second-tier Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Danica Patrick makes history, wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500

    2/17/13 5:23 PM Comment

    Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any race in NASCAR's top circuit.