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DAYTONA BEACH, FL — February 18 is the date everyone at Daytona International Speedway always dread when it turns up on the calendar. Every other two-digit February day brought anniversaries, stories and smiles. Just this week, during the Daytona 500’s 60th anniversary celebration, each day was marked by memories. It was capped by Thursday’s 20th
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Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon won in the car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt and won 17 years to the day that the Hall of the Fame driver was killed in a last-lap accident at NASCAR’s famed track. Austin Dillon celebrates winning the Daytona
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5:09 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson made his third visit to the Daytona International Speedway infield medical center in eight days as a crash ended his day on Lap 60 of the Daytona
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We’ve taken the green flag on the 2018 season, but with 36 races, it’s more of a marathon than 600 miles at Charlotte. There’ll be plenty of chances for drivers to make history throughout the season, but what are the key statistical quirks and milestones worth watching for this season? Here’s a list to get
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8:36 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 60th Daytona 500 will include 40 NASCAR Cup Series drivers and more than 100,000 fans. Here are 60 people to watch. The 40 drivers are ranked by starting
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8:33 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has gone out of his way, whenever talking about his retirement from full-time NASCAR Cup Series racing, to say that his departure won’t leave a void
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7:50 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Caesar Bacarella nearly didn’t make it to Daytona International Speedway to race this weekend. He didn’t know if his heart was in it. The 42-year-old father of twin 8-year-old
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8:44 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — IndyCar drivers often don’t find great success in NASCAR, as the history books will tell us on Dario Franchitti, Sam Hornish Jr. and Danica Patrick. Tony Stewart won three
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8:21 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — BK Racing owner Ron Devine said he hoped his team’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a quick reorganization process and that his plan is to race the entire 2018 NASCAR
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3:32 PM ET PJ WalshESPN Contributor Close PJ Walsh is the Director of Sports Information at SportsInsights.com, a company that monitors the live sports betting market. For the first time since the 2000 Daytona 500, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be without its most recognizable star. Dale Earnhardt Jr., the winner of 15
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