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  • Question of the Day: Who's going to win the Daytona 500?

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Shawn Courchesne, Hartford Courant The restrictor plate racing that takes place for......
  • NASCAR newcomer Trevor Bayne wins wild Daytona 500 in double overtime

     
    Trevor Bayne, who turned 20 years old Saturday, held off a charging Carl Edwards and David Gilliland in NASCAR's version of double overtime to win a wild Daytona 500 on Sunday that featured a 14-car crash and a record number......
  • NASCAR's Martin Truex Jr. leads Daytona 500 at halfway point

     
    Martin Truex Jr. led the Daytona 500 at the halfway point of the 200-lap race after an early multi-car crash ruined the chances of several of the leading drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. But several other drivers were......
  • Huge crash early in Daytona 500 collects 14 NASCAR drivers

     
    The "Big One" struck early in the Daytona 500 on Sunday when the cars of 14 drivers -- including reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and his teammate Jeff Gordon -- were involved in a crash on the 29th......
  • NASCAR's Jeff Gordon wins at Phoenix, snaps 66-race winless streak

     
    Jeff Gordon chased down Kyle Busch, passed him for the lead with eight laps left and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, snapping Gordon's 66-race winless drought. With this first trip to Victory......
  • 'Big One' strikes in Phoenix as NASCAR race is marred by multi-car crash

     
    The NASCAR term "The Big One" usually is reserved for massive multi-car crashes at Daytona and Talladega, the superspeedways where the stock cars race in tight packs and an accident can wipe out a bunch of cars in one swoop.......
  • Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Auto Club 400 in fantastic finish

     
    The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana has often been criticized for the type of boring racing it promotes. There is just something about the track that causes little passing, meaning little excitement. Sunday's Auto Club 400 did nothing to dispel......
  • Kyle Busch leads the NASCAR Auto Club 400 after 300 miles

     
    The second caution of the day came on lap 104 when there was debris on the track, likely from the tire of David Gilliland. They went back to green on lap 108 with Kyle Busch still in front. He's been......
  • Kyle Busch leads NASCAR's Auto Club 400 after 200 miles

     
    The second 100 miles started off pretty much as the first 100 ended -- with green-flag racing. In fact, on lap 65 a record was set for the number of consecutive green-flag laps at the start of the NASCAR Sprint......
  • Juan Pablo Montoya wins pole for NASCAR race in Fontana

     
    Juan Pablo Montoya, the former open-wheel racing star who's still looking for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win on an oval track, won the pole position Friday for the Auto Club 400 in Fontana on Sunday. Montoya, who drives......
  • Question of the Day: What do you think of NASCAR's rumored changes to the points system? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Shawn Courchesne, Hartford Courant NASCAR may introduce a simplified scoring system......