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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his second Daytona 500 but it did not come without some drama on the final laps. Junior clearly had the strongest car down the stretch as he stayed in front with little help from teammates or competitors and looked like he was going to coast to […]
[credit provider=”Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com”] With Danica Patrick winning the pole position in qualifying and in contention the entire race, viewers flocked to their television sets to watch this year’s Daytona 500.According to Richard Deitsch of SI.com, this year’s race was the most-watched Daytona 500 since 2008.
Below is a look at the positions of Danica Patrick and Jimmie Johnson throughout the Daytona 500*. Considering her lack of experience in the Sprint Cup series, Patrick was extremely consistent all race, only briefly falling out of the top 10 on a couple of occasions.
Jimmie Johnson won his second Daytona 500 and Danica Patrick proved that she can race with the boys. But outside those solid performances, there were plenty of entertaining moments at the Super Bowl of NASCAR.
Erin Andrews was covering Sunday’s Daytona 500 for FOX when, in an effort to track down Danica Patrick before the big race, ran into rapper of note 50 Cent, whom she went to interview. 50 Cent though, had other things on his mind when he spotted the comely reporter, and […]
Jimmie Johnson became the tenth driver to win multiple Daytona 500s when he held off a flurry of surging drivers on the final lap. But the story of the day was Danica Patrick who had a strong showing with her eighth place finish.
A wild wreck on the final lap of the Nationwide race at Daytona led to parts of Kyle Larson’s car flying into the stands. The video below was taken by a spectator just a few rows from where the engine embedded into the fence and just a couple of seats […]
The Drive4COPD 300, the first race of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, was today.
Danica Patrick made history this weekend when she won the pole position for the Daytona 500, and will likely become the first woman in NASCAR history to start first in a cup race. But while she had the fastest car in qualifying, history shows that it doesn’t mean much when […]
Danica Patrick’s first full season in NASCAR got off to a fast start as she won the pole position for next weekend’s Daytona 500. She is the first woman to ever win a pole for a Sprint Cup race.
The 2012 Daytona 500 will long be remembered for the fiery crash in which Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a truck carrying a jet engine. But as we showed you last week, one of the unsung heroes of the cleanup was Tide detergent.
[credit provider=”Fox”] According to Fox (via TV by the numbers) the Daytona 500 averaged 13.7 million viewers in prime time last night, down nearly two million from last year’s race which averaged 15.6 million viewers. However, it is still nearly twice as many viewers that watched the NBA All-Star game […]
Lost in all of the craziness of this year’s Daytona 500 was the fact that Matt Kenseth became just the ninth driver to win the Daytona 500 more than once. And in doing so, he took home nearly $1.6 million, the largest purse ever for a winner of the race.
Last night we mentioned that Tide detergent played a big role in getting the Daytona 500 track back into working condition so that that the drivers could finish the race. But before that, there was a much more heroic moment when a rescue worker approached the truck in an effort […]
[credit provider=”Brad Keselowski (@keselowski)” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/keselowski”] It might have been the craziest week ever at the Daytona 500, including three crashes involving Danica Patrick, a 36-hour rain delay, and a prime-time start. But when a driver crashed into a truck carrying jet fuel, it was another driver that provided a unique […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot via ESPN”] A bizarre crash at last night’s Daytona 500 led to a spectacular on-track fire that delayed the race for two hours.While a “jet dryer” truck was on the track during a caution, Juan Pablo Montoya’s car broke and crashed into the truck.
In one of those can’t-make-it-up story lines, the incredible crash involving a truck carrying jet fuel is being cleaned up by Tide detergent, and we have the photo evidence.
As if this year’s Daytona 500 wasn’t strange enough, we get a wreck involving a truck carrying jet fuel that was just trying to dry the track.
It took only two laps, but Danica Patrick’s terrible luck at Daytona continued with a multi-car crash that temporarily knocked her out of her Daytona 500 debut. It was Danica’s third wreck in three races this week at Daytona.
The Daytona 500 got postponed until 7 p.m. tonight.
[credit provider=”Fox”] NASCAR has postponed the Daytona 500 again, and it will now start at 7 p.m. tonight.The race was supposed to run yesterday, but rain has delayed the start time twice.
Thanks to rain, the Daytona 500 has been postponed until Monday at noon eastern time. But before the race was called-off on Sunday we did get one glimpse of Danica Patrick in this fireworks-and-smoke introduction. And boy, doesn’t she look thrilled.