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Christian Horner with Red Bull team at start of F1 testing in Bahrain despite ongoing investigation

Christian Horner with Red Bull team at start of F1 testing in Bahrain despite ongoing investigation

Feb 21, 2024 / 4:22 am

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Team principal Christian Horner was with Red Bull as Formula 1 preseason testing began Wednesday even as he faces an ongoing...

William Byron has battled 'imposter syndrome' in his climb from computer racer to Daytona 500 champ

William Byron has battled 'imposter syndrome' in his climb from computer racer to Daytona 500 champ

Feb 20, 2024 / 12:52 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William Byron grew up in the hotbed of NASCAR, so close to the stars that he could trick-or-treat at Jimmie Johnson's house every...

Austin Hill opens Xfinity Season with third consecutive win at Daytona

Austin Hill opens Xfinity Season with third consecutive win at Daytona

Feb 19, 2024 / 9:13 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Hill won the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway for the third consecutive year in Monday's...

Reigning NASCAR champion Ryan Blaney tweaks his right wrist in another hard crash at Daytona

Reigning NASCAR champion Ryan Blaney tweaks his right wrist in another hard crash at Daytona

Feb 19, 2024 / 7:17 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney “tweaked” his right wrist during a 23-car crash in the Daytona 500 on Monday...

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jimmie Johnson runs into early trouble, finishes 28th at Daytona 500

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jimmie Johnson runs into early trouble, finishes 28th at Daytona 500

Feb 19, 2024 / 7:01 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson could only watch on pit road as the familiar, jubilant scene that twice before was for him raged around Daytona...

Alex Bowman triggers 'the big one' in the Daytona 500 but escapes damage and comes home second

Alex Bowman triggers 'the big one' in the Daytona 500 but escapes damage and comes home second

Feb 19, 2024 / 6:49 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bowman never saw how “the big one” started. He just knew he was involved. He was surprised to learn he triggered it....

William Byron launches Hendrick Motorsports' 40th anniversary season with win in Daytona 500

William Byron launches Hendrick Motorsports' 40th anniversary season with win in Daytona 500

Feb 19, 2024 / 1:56 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The goal was obvious to William Byron: put the No. 24 Chevrolet in victory lane in the 2024 Daytona 500 to launch Hendrick...

NASCAR teams tell AP they've hired top antitrust lawyer on eve of Daytona 500

NASCAR teams tell AP they've hired top antitrust lawyer on eve of Daytona 500

Feb 18, 2024 / 3:31 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR teams have hired one of the country's top antitrust and sports lawyers to advise them in their ongoing dispute with the...

The Rock, Pitbull, DJ Khaled bring South Florida flavor to Daytona 500

The Rock, Pitbull, DJ Khaled bring South Florida flavor to Daytona 500

Feb 18, 2024 / 12:25 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 3-0-5 took over the Daytona 5-0-0. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Pitbull and DJ Khaled represented South Florida at the...

Rain pushes Daytona 500 to Monday in first outright postponement since 2012

Rain pushes Daytona 500 to Monday in first outright postponement since 2012

Feb 18, 2024 / 6:48 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed the season-opening Daytona 500 until Monday because of two days of rain at Daytona International Speedway. The...

Beard Motorsports carries on at Daytona 500 in honor of late patriarch of team and family

Beard Motorsports carries on at Daytona 500 in honor of late patriarch of team and family

Feb 17, 2024 / 9:46 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Alfredo qualified for the Daytona 500 — no guarantee for the 24-year-old nicknamed “Fast Pasta” — and wrapped his...

'Malcolm in the Middle' star Frankie Muniz back at Daytona and rising up the NASCAR racing ladder

'Malcolm in the Middle' star Frankie Muniz back at Daytona and rising up the NASCAR racing ladder

Feb 16, 2024 / 3:03 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Frankie Muniz was running late. Or so he thought. The 38-year-old actor-turned-race-car-driver was wandering through the Daytona...

Toyota takes high hopes into Daytona 500 but weather may affect 'The Great American Race'

Toyota takes high hopes into Daytona 500 but weather may affect 'The Great American Race'

Feb 16, 2024 / 2:47 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin leaned into the window of Christopher Bell's winning Toyota to congratulate his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate on beating...

Former IndyCar regular Marco Andretti forging a new racing path in NASCAR's ARCA Series

Former IndyCar regular Marco Andretti forging a new racing path in NASCAR's ARCA Series

Feb 16, 2024 / 11:58 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three years after stepping back from IndyCar, Marco Andretti is returning to what's essentially a full-time racing schedule....

General Motors insists Andretti Cadillac effort in F1 can be competitive

General Motors insists Andretti Cadillac effort in F1 can be competitive

Feb 16, 2024 / 11:27 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — General Motors reiterated Friday that work with Michael Andretti on a Formula 1 entry is “continuing to develop our car at...

Ford awaiting Red Bull investigation into Horner but stresses high moral values company holds

Ford awaiting Red Bull investigation into Horner but stresses high moral values company holds

Feb 16, 2024 / 9:51 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Red Bull future engine supplier Ford Motor Co. said Friday it is awaiting the results of an investigation into alleged...

Team owner, Hall of Fame driver Tony Stewart vows changes, puts team on blast after winless 2023

Team owner, Hall of Fame driver Tony Stewart vows changes, puts team on blast after winless 2023

Feb 16, 2024 / 9:32 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart put his NASCAR team on blast ahead of the Daytona 500 and in the wake of a winless 2023 season: get to victory lane,...

NASCAR driver Chris Buescher skips Daytona 500 practice to be home for the birth of his second child

NASCAR driver Chris Buescher skips Daytona 500 practice to be home for the birth of his second child

Feb 16, 2024 / 8:19 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Chris Buescher has left the Daytona 500 to return home for the birth of his second child. Buescher traveled back to...

Seven-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson welcomes Creed to Daytona 500 with arms wide open

Seven-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson welcomes Creed to Daytona 500 with arms wide open

Feb 16, 2024 / 6:33 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson and his Legacy Motor Club race team welcomed Creed to NASCAR with arms wide open. So singer Scott Stapp and the rest...

Jimmie Johnson uses desperate late push to qualify for his 21st Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson uses desperate late push to qualify for his 21st Daytona 500

Feb 15, 2024 / 5:40 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The panic set in for Jimmie Johnson on the final lap of his qualifying race for the Daytona 500. The seven-time NASCAR champion and...

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