DANICA PATRICK IN THE DAYTONA 500: WIN, LOSE OR DRAW

  Danica Patrick is in the Daytona 500. Finally.Years of speculation about Patrick’s skill, or lack of it, will be on full display in North America’s largest race. Sorry Indianapolis 500.With Patrick’s announcement comes a surprising amount of winners and losers, plus some people who find themselves stuck in the middle. Here’s a breakdown, Bert Convy style. Win: FOXThe Daytona 500 is a huge ratings cow for the network. Add Patrick’s appearance/spectacle/nobo ...

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THREE DAYTONA TESTING LESSONS

Daytona, how we’ve missed you.The 2012 season took its first visible steps with testing this past weekend. Normally, testing developments are minor…at best.But when there’s snow outside the yard, sunshine in Florida and a clock ticking down to the 500, it’s more than reasonable to examine three intriguing developments coming from this past weekend. Hendrick looks angrySaturday, four of the top five speeds belonged to Hendrick cars. And that’s with Chad Knaus ski ...

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DAVID RAGAN SCORES FIRST CAREER VICTORY IN COKE ZERO 400

Roush Fenway Racing’s David Ragan nearly went to Victory Lane in the season-opening Daytona 500, but an ill-timed lane change led to a black flag and a disappointing 14th place finish. Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, Ragan was able to make up for his costly mistake and score his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Partnering with teammate Matt Kenseth for the entirety of the Coke Zero 400, Ragan was able to survive three late-race wrecks and two attempts a ...

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MOVE ASIDE, “SLICED BREAD,” BAYNE MAY BE “THE ANSWER”

If only for a moment, all seems right with the NASCAR world. There’s no fight nor fuss over the Car of Tomorrow, the presence of Toyota, nor the dominance of Jimmie. There’s no conspiracy for those inclined towards them, and best of all, NASCAR’s most famous race, the Daytona 500, is not marred by foul weather nor potholes.In fact, the thought of a victory for Wood Bros. Racing by one Trevor Bayne brings a smile to even the most furrowed faces. It’s a ...

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DAYTONA 500 POTHOLE: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

In the lead-up to last year's Daytona 500 people couldn't stop talking about Danica Fever, but a small pothole between turns 1 and 2 became the story of the race. The pothole delayed the action for more than two hours as officials attempted to repair it. This off-season the track spent over twenty million to repave the surface. What ever happened to that Pothole? Where is he now?   We caught up with the Pothole to talk about being a NASCAR fan, his 15 minutes of f ...

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