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5:44 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson triggered a wreck that wiped out nearly the entire field at Daytona, then zipped to the lead to win the rain-shortened exhibition Clash on Sunday. The seven-time Cup Series champion failed to win a race last season for the first time in his career
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2:02 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has ejected the car chiefs for Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon and Austin Dillon through the Daytona 500 for repeated inspection failures before qualifying for the race. The drivers also were docked 15 minutes from the final Cup practice before next Sunday’s race. NASCAR has cracked
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6:56 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR powerhouse. The 21-year-old Byron and 25-year-old teammate Alex Bowman locked in the front row for “The
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7:41 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Harrison Burton opened SpeedWeeks at Daytona International Speedway with a victory in the ARCA Series season opener. Burton turned 18 in October to meet the age requirement to race on the biggest and fastest NASCAR-sanctioned tracks. Venturini Motorsports signed him to a five-race ARCA deal, with
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6:15 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chase Elliott took blame for the first crash of NASCAR’s new season on a blustery day at Daytona International Speedway that was shortened by rain. Martin Truex Jr. topped the speed chart in his debut for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Bubba Wallace jumped to the top
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4:32 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR announced Monday that it will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules this season, confronting its longtime culture of cheating with a stringent new penalty system. “If you are illegal, you don’t win the race,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s chief racing development officer. “We cannot allow
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11:17 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeff Gordon‘s immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted Friday during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony befitting a driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport. Gordon was the top vote-getter in the 10th class of the Hall of Fame, which included the late drivers
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5:44 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has banned all drivers and team members from betting on its races as part of new gambling guidelines established in this season’s rulebook. NASCAR employees are prohibited from disclosing confidential information and from requesting insider information that could potentially help “their own gain or for
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