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Daytona 500 (2017)

18 Feb - 26 Feb
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Kurt Busch's new spotter wasn't sure what to expect entering Daytona

Tony Raines didn’t know what to expect when he was offered the spotter’s job for Kurt Busch at the end of last season.

Chase Elliott looks back on what could have been in Daytona 500

Chase Elliott’s disappointment from last Sunday’s Daytona 500 was in large part because of a missed opportunity being “that guy” in the race.

Analysis: How the addition of stages affected the Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 was the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race and also the first with the newly introduced concept of stage-racing in NASCAR.

Monster Energy reflects on "unbelievable" Daytona 500

Mitch Covington was ecstatic with Monster Energy’s debut during Daytona Speedweeks.

Viewership for 2017 Daytona 500 up from last year

Viewership for the 2017 Daytona 500 was up five percent over 2016 according to FOX Sports.

A family affair: Kurt Busch's mom reflects on his Daytona 500 win

After winning the Daytona 500, Kurt Busch made one phone call — to his parents.

Analysis: Daytona 500 victory "makes it all worth it" for Tony Gibson

Tony Gibson’s journey to his first Daytona 500 victory as a crew chief has been a long one, and the past couple of years have been some of the most difficult.

Kurt Busch "gamble" pays off for Gene Haas in the Daytona 500

Gene Haas hired Kurt Busch to carry the Haas Automation colors, and he's never second-guessed his decision.

Larson, Truex and Elliott share the same fate in the Daytona 500

Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott all shared a turn at the lead in the final three laps of Sunday’s Daytona 500 and all met the same fate.

Allmendinger equals best Daytona 500 result in chaotic finish

AJ Allmendinger equaled his career-best result in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, finishing third as several cars ran out of fuel around him.

Ryan Blaney "sputters" to second-place finish in Daytona 500

Ryan Blaney started the Daytona 500 from the rear of the field but he didn’t stay there long.

Kurt Busch wins the 2017 Daytona 500 with last-lap pass

For once, Kurt Busch wasn’t just the bridesmaid in the Daytona 500.

Despite mid-race wreck, Dale Jr. felt Daytona "was a new beginning"

It wasn’t the ending Dale Earnhardt Jr. wanted but in many ways he felt Sunday’s Daytona 500 was a new beginning.

Kyle Busch wins first stage of Daytona 500

Kyle Busch won the first ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Stage.

Who will be victorious in the 59th annual Daytona 500?

After nine days at Daytona International Speedway, a dominant team has yet to emerge.

Highlighting the changes for 2017 NASCAR season

NASCAR goes into 2017 with a new entitlement sponsor and a completely new look, but the changes don't stop there. On the rules side, the alterations are abundant.

NASCAR Next graduates participate in Daytona 500

A total of 13 graduates and two current members competing over the weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

Daytona 500 starting lineup in pictures

The 40-car field for the 59th running of the Daytona 500 is set.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leads Ford parade in final Daytona 500 practice

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led a Ford parade atop the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session in preparation for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Kyle Busch leads train of Toyotas in Friday's second Cup practice

Friday’s second Monster Energy Cup Series practice featured drafting practice and single-car runs as drivers shook down their cars in preparation of the Daytona 500.

David Ragan tops first Friday Cup practice

David Ragan led the first Monster Energy Cup Series practice on Friday with a lap of 194.888mph.

David Ragan: Front Row "a very different team" with added resources

David Ragan had only been gone from Front Row Motorsports for about two years, but when he returned in the offseason, he found a much different – and better – organization.

DJ Kennington celebrates making first Daytona 500

Two-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion becomes eighth Canadian driver to qualify for the ‘Super Bowl’ of NASCAR.

Suarez's unlikely path to NASCAR stardom is one of determination

NASCAR’s biggest race, the Daytona 500, has had only one foreign born winner in its history.

Chase Elliott wins first Daytona Duel race

Chase Elliott won his first race in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition in dramatic fashion.

Harvick pleased with Ford's performance, picks Penske as 500 favorites

You can call Kevin Harvick a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them.

Busch: Penske's "two-car speed is greater than JGR's four-car speed"

Kyle Busch believes that the two Team Penske Fords are stronger together than the four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas.

Truex talks template inspection issues and rectifying them

There’s been no rest for Martin Truex Jr.’s team this week even no track activity at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR Roundtable - Daytona

NASCAR writers Lee Spencer, Jim Utter, News Manager Nick DeGroot along with NASCAR PR Manager Tim Southers will tackle questions each week. This week we're getting ready for the season opener Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

Patrick: “I have never felt pressure as a female" to perform in NASCAR

Danica Patrick said she has never felt pressure during her NASCAR career to perform at a certain level simply because she is a woman in a male-dominated sport.

Analysis: Will Dale Jr. pass the final test?

The biggest hurdle in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery is one only he will know if he’s cleared.

Chase Elliott on this year's 500: "I sure would like to not wreck"

Chase Elliott has been here before but this time he’s like the story to end a little differently.

SHR feeling confident after strong Sunday at Daytona

From a performance standpoint, Stewart-Haas Racing’s transition from Chevy to Ford in 2017 appeared fairly seamless on Sunday.

Chase Elliott edges Dale Jr. for Daytona 500 pole

There is no doubt Hendrick Motorsports intends to pick up where it left off at the end of the 2016 season.

Logano and Ford top Daytona 500 qualifying practice

After a four-hour qualifying practice — longer than most Daytona 500s — a Team Penske Ford was atop the speed chart once again.

42 entries for 2017 Daytona 500

NASCAR has released the entry list for the 59th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

2017 Daytona 500 to be Michael Waltrip's final NASCAR race

Aaron’s will sponsor Michael Waltrip’s final NASCAR race — the 2017 Daytona 500.