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NASCAR: McDowell defends decision not to push Logano

Yahoo NASCAR News - 8 hours 25 min ago

"He shows up pointing at the Ford emblem, pushing on the Ford, making his point 'Hey, you are a Ford driver, why didn't you push me?'" McDowell told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "It's a two-way street, and if I got out of the car and started screaming at Joey for not

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NASCAR Fantasy Live Preview: Fantasy Live: QuikTrip 500

Yahoo NASCAR News - 13 hours 19 min ago

Last year, Las Vegas Motor Speedway was awarded a second date while Charlotte Motor Speedway converted their fall event into an infield road course race. That means 10 of 36 races (28 percent of the schedule) are still contested on tracks that bear a lot of similarities to one another. The similarly-configured

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Denny Hamlin visits New York after winning Daytona 500

Yahoo NASCAR News - 13 hours 32 min ago

Hamlin, who outlasted teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones to score his first NASCAR Cup Series win since 2017, became the 12th driver to win multiple Daytona 500's in the 62-year history of the event. One of the first stops of the day was to the set of “Live with Kelly and Ryan” where Hamlin talked

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Denny Hamlin visits New York after winning Daytona 500

Yahoo NASCAR News - 13 hours 32 min ago

Hamlin, who outlasted teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones to score his first NASCAR Cup Series win since 2017, became the 12th driver to win multiple Daytona 500's in the 62-year history of the event. One of the first stops of the day was to the set of “Live with Kelly and Ryan” where Hamlin talked

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Denny Hamlin visits New York after winning Daytona 500

Yahoo NASCAR News - 13 hours 32 min ago

Hamlin, who outlasted teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones to score his first NASCAR Cup Series win since 2017, became the 12th driver to win multiple Daytona 500's in the 62-year history of the event. One of the first stops of the day was to the set of “Live with Kelly and Ryan” where Hamlin talked

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McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:24

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo. He was questioning McDowell's loyalty to the brand. "He shows up pointing at the Ford emblem, pushing on the

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McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:23

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo.

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Scanner Sounds: Hamlin talks ‘teammate restart’ with Busch

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:11

Listen as Denny Hamlin discusses the teammate restart with Kyle Busch at the end of the Daytona 500 and winning one for J.D. Gibbs.

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The Daytona 500 'Big One' crash that halted a NASCAR fairytale

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:37

The 21-car 'Big One' pile-up that caused the 2019 Daytona 500's first red flag turned the "most amazing" day for star NASCAR underdog Matt DiBenedetto into the "most heartbreaking"

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After exciting Daytona 500, NASCAR's sinking TV ratings went up. Now if only...

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:47

For once, file away the doom and gloom... Well, at least for the time being. This NASCAR season, more than any other in recent history, is pivotal. The sport's iconic stars — including Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick — are mostly, if not all, gone. Television ratings have been in

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IndyCar to debut cockpit protection in Indianapolis 500

Yahoo IRL News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:32

IndyCar will require its cars to have titanium debris deflectors on the cockpit beginning with this year's Indianapolis 500. The device been dubbed ''Advanced Frontal Protection'' will be introduced during an April 24 test session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will officially

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IndyCar adopts new cockpit device as further windscreen work needed

Yahoo IRL News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:45

IndyCar has revealed plans to introduce a new cockpit protection device from this year's Indianapolis 500, after declaring "work remains" before it can implement its windscreen solution

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Stewart on Logano at Auto Club: 'I was gonna dot his I and cross his T'

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:39

Tony Stewart hasn't forgotten about his confrontation with Joey Logano at Auto Club Speedway in 2013 -- or the emotions that went with it. Stewart shared his candid thoughts with Dale Earnhardt Jr. while the two retired Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers talked on Earnhardt Jr.'s "

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Scanner: Kyle Busch comes up short at Daytona

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:54

Ride with Kyle Busch in the 61st running of the Daytona 500 as the driver of the No. 18 Toyota comes up one spot shy of winning the Great American Race.

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Bump & Run: Should Michael McDowell have pushed fellow Ford at end of Daytona 500?

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:30

The NBC Sports writers also discuss if Ross Chastain should be in a top ride and if NASCAR Chairman Jim France's comments influenced the Daytona 500.

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Ryan: The inside story of the secret deal that changed the Daytona 500

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:55

Denny Hamlin explains how Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports cut an unusual bargain; also notes on a choppy finish; Gen 7 car timeline; the 2020 schedule; interest in the NASCAR Euro Series; Chase Elliott's week and Jim France.

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Ryan: The inside story of the secret deal that changed the Daytona 500

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 07:00

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The communication was inherently awkward because how often do these guys talk anyway? They race in the same series, but they certainly aren't buddies. Yes, they might share the goal of winning the Daytona 500, but the agendas for how to achieve that were quite different. It

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Column: Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:12

AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday's sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed “World Center of Racing.” There

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Column: Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:12

AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday's sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed “World Center of Racing.” There

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Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

Yahoo NASCAR News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:36

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday's sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed “World Center of Racing.” There were a ton of wrecks, especially

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