NSCS: Denny’s Day; Hamlin Triumphs for Toyota in Closest-Ever Daytona 500 Finish

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Recap by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — It’s said that there’s no “I” in team, and that statement proved to be true for most of Sunday’s 58th Annual Daytona 500. At least until the final lap, when Denny Hamlin pounced. Hamlin took the white flag in …

RAPID RESULTS: Denny Hamlin Scores Toyota’s First Daytona 500 Victory With Thrilling Last-Lap Pass

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — With a remarkable fourth-to-first run on the final lap of Sunday’s 58th annual Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin scored Toyota’s maiden victory in ‘The Great American Race’ and cemented his name forever in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history books with …

NSCS: Polesitter Falls Early; Chase Elliott Involved in Lap 19 Crash During 58th Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — After starting on pole, Chase Elliott was hoping to take the racing world by storm in the 58th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Instead, on Lap 18 the Hendrick Motorsports rookie’s No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts …

I on NASCAR: Personal Reflections on Black Sunday, The Intimidator & the Impact of his Death

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Jonathan Ferrey /Allsport via Getty Images photo — It has been 15 years since Mike Joy told the nation on a special FOX broadcast following the 2001 Daytona 500 that “NASCAR’s compass has lost its true north.” Those words still grip me. I’m not sure if he was …

NASCAR: Drag Racing Star Robert Hight Makes Surprise Appearance During Daytona Happy Hour

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — John Force Racing photo — For NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series star Robert Hight, he had to think that the cars he was watching at speed on Saturday afternoon were … well, “slow”. Keep in mind, this is a former (2009) nitro Funny Car champion …

NSCS: Happy Hour Heroics; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fastest in Final Daytona 500 Practice Session

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — “Amelia” may be preparing to take flight one final time, after Saturday’s ‘Happy Hour’ final practice session at Daytona International Speedway saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. — a two-time Daytona 500 champion and Thursday’s Can-Am Duel at Daytona winner — top …

NSCS: From Top to Bottom; Kenseth Gives Up Spot on 500 Front Row After Duel Two Crash

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Right up until the last lap of Can-Am Duel No. 2 last night, Matt Kenseth was set to have a great view out the windshield of his No. 20 Dollar General Toyota when the green flag dropped for the 58th …

NSCS: Backup Car? No Problem! Johnson Back to the Top in Friday’s First Sprint Cup Practice

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Normally, Jimmie Johnson isn’t anywhere near the top of the speed charts during a Daytona Speedweeks practice session. 2016 seems to be the exception. Johnson led his second-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice in advance of Sunday’s 58th annual Daytona 500, …

NSCS: Unchartered Territory; DiBenedetto, Richardson, Blaney & McDowell Make 500 Field

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Brian Lawdermilk/Patrick Smith photos via Getty Images — BK Racing has had a whopper of a Daytona Speedweeks, after all four of their Toyota Camrys earned spots on the grid for the 58th annual Daytona 500 during Thursday night’s Can-Am Duels. Ron Devine’s team, fielding entries …

NSCS: Junior Rules First Can-Am Duel at Daytona; Wins on 15-Year Anniversary of Father’s Passing

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  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Amelia Earhart took flight Thursday evening and soared away from the rest of the field, rolling to a dominating victory in the first Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway and earning a second row starting …

NSCS: Ready to Seize the Day; Patrick Targeting Strong Season & Hunting Daytona 500 Win

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — The time is now. With confidence flowing at an all time high — Danica Patrick carries an inspired attitude into 2016 knowing that this season is not just her best chance to silence critics, but also the time …

NSCS: Michael Annett Shooting for the Stars; Looking for Improvement From HScott in 2016

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — A season of changes. Michael Annett is anticipating a hefty turnaround for his HScott Motorsports No. 46 Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet SS team this season, starting with Sunday’s 58th Annual Daytona 500, the season-opening race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup …