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‘I Made Too Many Mistakes’: Chase Elliott’s Road Course Streak Ends

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott was well on his way to his fifth-straight road course victory at Daytona International Speedway’s road course Sunday, Feb. 21. But rain, slow pit stops and on-track mistakes left him mired back in 21st by the end of the day. “When you have those late-race cautions like that and you have a mixed …

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Christopher Bell Uses Late Charge to Win Daytona in 1st Cup Victory

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It took until the final pair of laps, but Christopher Bell made it back-to-back first-time winners to kick off the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Bell passed Joey Logano in the waning laps of Sunday afternoon’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at the Daytona International Speedway road course, chasing down the No. 22 and cruising to …

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Justin Haley’s No. 77 Fails Inspection Twice Ahead of Daytona Road Course

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The hours leading up to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course were essentially a mirror image of last week’s Daytona 500: one car failed inspection twice, forcing them to start at the rear of the field for the race that afternoon. NASCAR Cup Series team Spire Motorsports slotted Xfinity Series …

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Stock Car Scoop: Daytona Road Course Previews

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Although the Daytona 500 has come and gone, the action isn’t stopping. Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen previews all three races at the Daytona International Speedway road course and gets you up to date on the start times of all three races, stage lengths, starting lineups and more. Sign up for Stock Car Scoop on Apple Podcasts, …

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Here Are the Changes to the Daytona Road Course Entry Lists

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In what will likely become a recurring segment at Frontstretch each week, we’ll run down the driver- and team-related changes to the NASCAR entry lists since they were initially posted, in this case last Saturday, Feb. 13. NASCAR Cup Series (Daytona International Speedway road course) –Garrett Smithley will make his season debut this weekend, driving the …

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Roush Fenway Racing Becomes 1st Carbon-Neutral NASCAR Team

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Roush Fenway Racing has become the first carbon-neutral team in NASCAR, the NASCAR Cup Series organization announced Feb. 18. RFR will use Castrol, its official sponsor, to reduce its carbon usage and offset programs across its operations both on and off the track. The partnership between the team and Castrol will help the team better …

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Scott Heckert Driving for Live Fast at Daytona Road Course

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Scott Heckert is set to drive the No. 78 car for Live Fast Motorsports in Sunday’s (Feb. 21) NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. The change was noted the Cup starting lineup for the event. BJ McLeod, who ended 23rd in the Daytona 500, was listed to start 19th, but …

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Chase Elliott Snags Cup Pole for Daytona Road Course

Chase Elliott races in Daytona 500 Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Chase Elliott will lead the field to green in Sunday’s (Feb. 21) race on the Daytona International Speedway road course in the NASCAR Cup Series. Elliott claimed the pole after finishing second in the season opener. Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell will line up second alongside Elliott. Austin Dillon begins in third, Denny Hamlin is …

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2-Headed Monster: Has Perception of Daytona 500 Changed Due to High Crash Rate?

2021 Daytona 500 Last Lap Crash Involving Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Austin Cindric

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The Daytona 500 means many different things for many different race fans. Over the years, the perception of the Daytona 500 has changed many different times. In its early years, it was a race where the limits of the machine and horsepower were tested. Often a spread-out, low-attrition race, the Daytona 500 was sold as …

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Waid’s World: Daytona 500 May Have Been Good Race, But Not Like Ones Many Remember

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Graphic: Jared Haas

This year’s Daytona 500 had many of the elements found in several of the past season-opening races at Daytona International Speedway. Excitement? Surely. Drama? Undeniable. Unpredictable events that altered the course of the race? Yes. Like it or not, multicar wrecks are always a part of any 500. A riveting finish? Oh, certainly. And as …

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