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Daytona was "our biggest win… in front of the Indy 500" says Toyota boss

A jubilant David Wilson, TRD president, had no problem putting Denny Hamlin's Daytona 500 victory into perspective. But Toyota's road to DIS Victory Lane was not an easy one, as Jim Utter explains.

“A total team win” for Hamlin and Toyota

Denny Hamlin hadn’t had time to sleep on his Daytona 500 win when he arrived at the Champion’s Breakfast early Monday morning.

Haas: "Tony Stewart wanted to win the Daytona 500, he never did that"

Gene Haas calls the absence at Daytona of his partner, driver and friend Tony Stewart “unfortunate”.

Kenseth on finish: "They don't get much more crushing than that"

While everyone focused on Martin Truex Jr.'s brush with Daytona 500 glory, Matt Kenseth pulled down pit road in 14th, left to second-guess everything he did on the final lap.

Truex admits that second "hurts," but calls 500 "the start of something great"

Martin Truex Jr. was certainly disappointed Sunday. He came up just short of winning his first Daytona 500, but for now, he’s content with sending a message with his performance.

Denny Hamlin wins first Daytona 500 in spectacular photo finish

Practice made perfect for the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas in the season-opening Daytona 500.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. pounds the inside wall late in the Daytona 500

In a similar fashion to his rookie teammate Chase Elliott, race favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. lost control and slammed the inside wall, nose-first.

Daytona 500 pole-sitter Chase Elliott crashes out before Lap 20

Chase Elliott’s first Daytona 500 began up front but ended up in the garage.

After three runner-up results this week, Logano wants to defend 500 crown

Joey Logano didn’t need a meeting with NASCAR at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November to realize the best place to leave his feud with Matt Kenseth was in the rearview mirror.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. tops eighth and final Daytona 500 practice

Several different drafting groups formed during the eighth and final Daytona 500 practice of Speedweeks.

Johnson, Hamlin lead Friday practice sessions

For the five Sprint Cup drivers that wadded up their cars in the Can-Am Duels, Friday’s practices offered an opportunity to shake down back up cars.

Daytona 500 starting line-up

The field for the Daytona 500 was set Thursday night following the Can-Am Duel races, as was running the order.

McDowell, Richardson secure final two spots on Daytona 500 grid

The starting lineup for the 58th running of the Daytona 500 is set after the Can-Am Duels at Daytona on Thursday night.

Multi-car wreck erupts as Kyle Busch wins Duel No. 2

Kyle Busch dominated what was a very uneventful second Can-Am Duel on Thursday night until the final half lap, when a multi-car wreck left several drivers moving to backup cars for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Duel #1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his fifth Can-Am Duel on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.

Can-Am Duels preview: One last shot to make the Daytona 500

With the charter system locking 36 teams into the race and a reduced field size of 40 cars, that means there are just four spots up for grabs in the 58th running of the Daytona 500.

Majority of Cup teams decide not to participate in Thursday practice

Only a handful of cars went out on track during Thursday's pre-Duel practice session with no pack forming.

Bayne optimistic despite Duel setback

Shock 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne is pleased with the speed from his Ford Fusion, and vows to remain patient starting from the back of his CanAm Duel.

Multi-car wreck mars Wednesday's final Cup practice

Wednesday night’s second Sprint Cup Series practice was marred by a multi-car accident that will send at least two teams to backup cars for Thursday night’s Cam-Am Duel races.

Roush cars forced to change rear gears as McDowell leads practice

Thirty-six drivers participated in the third Sprint Cup practice on Wednesday.

Michael Waltrip facing bittersweet Daytona 500 without MWR

Coming to Daytona this year must provoke mixed emotions for Michael Waltrip, who for the first time in a decade, will not be here as a team owner.

For Kurt Busch, winning the Daytona 500 would be the best revenge

One year ago, NASCAR’s 2004 champion was suspended from competition under what was characterized as a behavioral penalty.

Earnhardt Jr. says he understands Elliott’s “understated” demeanor

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has defended his new teammate Chase Elliott, for the youngster’s subdued reaction to becoming Daytona 500’s youngest ever polesitter.

NASCAR penalizes Truex, Harvick and Vickers after qualifying

Martin Truex Jr. lost his chance to qualify for the front row of the Daytona 500 when NASCAR did not allow his Furniture Row Racing team to make an attempt.