Normally, the fireworks in Daytona are reserved for July, but they came out early this year. 2007’s version of NASCAR’s Super Bowl didn’t disappoint in the action department… at least in the final fourth of the race. Kevin Harvick started off his season on fire with a weekend sweep after claiming his first Daytona 500 …
Editor’s Note: Welcome to Frontstretch‘s newest column! Each week, we’ll go through all the media reports, interviews, PR and our own stuff to find the best quotes from Sunday’s race that best captures the story of how the weekend unfolded… straight from the drivers themselves. This week, Beth Lunkenheimer gives us a sneak peek at …
The 49th Running of the Daytona 500 is all the buzz around the water coolers this week, as the finish was one of the closest in the history of the event.
Kevin Harvick got a huge push into turn 3 on the last lap, riding the momentum to victory at Daytona by the blink of an eye over Mark Martin.
Congrats to rookie David Ragan, who finished fifth from a 35th-place Daytona 500 starting spot in Mark Martin’s old No. 6 ride in just his third Cup start.
Charlie Brown, meet Mark Martin. Lucy, meet Kevin Harvick. The Daytona 500 trophy, now, that would be the football Harvick stole away.
Jimmie Johnson won last year’s Daytona 500 and his 32nd-place result in last year’s Firecracker 400 ended a streak of five top-six finishes at Daytona.
This week at Daytona kicks off a brand new season for the Nextel Cup Series. For all the drivers and teams, points reset at zero and the slate is wiped clean, as 51 teams battle for the championship trophy that will be handed out in nine months. But just because everyone’s points are the same …
10. Mark Martin: “I didn’t HAVE to win one, I get in the Shootout forever-which is handy, ’cause that’s how long I’m gonna race!”
Brett Bodine held a Q&A on NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow at Daytona to appease the fans. Is this all spin or a sign things are heading in the right direction?