Austin Dillon’s Daytona 500 Victory is an Extended Family Affair

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Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 DOW Chevrolet, speaks to the media during a press conference after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo – Robert Laberge/Getty Images

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team decided to steal a page from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, it would be entirely appropriate. Continue reading

Aric Almirola’s Daytona 500 Winning Bid Ends in Turn Three Wreck

Aric Almirola, the driver of the #10 Smithfield Ford, has an on track incident during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Aric Almirola did everything he possibly could to try to win Sunday’s Daytona 500, and he wasn’t about to condemn Austin Dillon for doing the exact same thing. Continue reading

Kurt Busch Comes Close to Second Straight Daytona 500 Victory

Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Fastenal Ford, Brendan Gaughan, driver of the #62 BeardOilDistributing/South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, have an on track incident during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo – Robert Laberge/Getty Images

No driver has won back-to-back Daytona 500s since Sterling Marlin accomplished the feat in 1994-1995, but Kurt Busch was close enough to taste it on Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway. Continue reading