Matt Kenseth’s team got their driver out first on the final pit stop at Fontana while Jimmie Johnson lost several spots on the same stop.
Jimmie Johnson: Johnson scored his first-ever Cup victory at Fontana back in 2002 (yes, kids, they were racing stock cars way back in 2002). In addition, Johnson has scored three runner-up finishes at California, one of them in this race last year. That’s a total of four first or seconds in eight career Cup starts …
Kevin Harvick got a huge push into turn 3 on the last lap, riding the momentum to victory at Daytona by the blink of an eye over Mark Martin.
To anyone who missed Friday night’s Craftsman Truck Series race at Daytona, shame on you. For the last several years, the trucks have put on the best race of Speedweeks, and Friday night’s three-wide finish was outstanding. Yeah, I was pulling for the guy with the Blue Oval in the grille, not the foreign trucks, …
Editor’s Note: Beginning today, Matt McLaughlin will be keeping a running blog of his opinion on the major NASCAR happenings of the week. We hope you enjoy the first entry! Michael Waltrip raced his way into this weekend’s Daytona 500, an event a majority of fans I have spoken to think he should have been …
Jimmie Johnson won last year’s Daytona 500 and his 32nd-place result in last year’s Firecracker 400 ended a streak of five top-six finishes at Daytona.
The 2000 edition of the Great American Race wasn’t very good, but come 2001 NASCAR thought they’d developed a solution to ensure good racing at Daytona.
When the Winston Cup crews arrived at Daytona for the kick off event of the 1994 season, one of the track’s favorite sons had been lost.
Dale Earnhardt must have felt his blood pressure rise whenever he recalled the Daytona 500 of 1990, and who can blame him?
For Dale Earnhardt fans, the 1986 Daytona 500 is one of the “big ones that got away.”
The 1981 Daytona 500 marked the debut of the “little” cars, with a 110-inch wheelbase as opposed to the 115 inches on the reliable Monte Carlos and Cutlasses.
Richard Petty and David Pearson arrived at Daytona Beach in February of 1976 with some unsettled business.