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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NOT A FAN OF EARNHARDT, I BECAME ONE THAT DAY

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla._ Today marks the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s tragic and unexpected death on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. A myriad of stories have been flowing from drivers, the media and fans this week remembering the late titan of stock car racing, and I would be remised if I did not offer my memories, not only of the man but of that fateful day. While many reporters and industry insiders have talked of being at the track and witnessing the confusion that unfolded f ...

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DAYTONA 500 ODDS

It’s about damn time.After a long dormant winter devoid of racing and full of snow, it’s time to start our yearly marathon with sport’s best opening event.You can’t beat the Daytona 500. It’s NASCAR’s biggest race. And it starts the season. Many drivers would rather win this weekend than win the Sprint Cup. You can’t say that it any other sport without getting ridiculed.No such ridicule for me. I bet fake money every race last year and ended up ahead. No ...

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