Last-Lap Pass Gives Austin Dillon Dramatic Daytona 500 Victory

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Austin Dillon, the driver of the #3 DOW Chevrolet, poses in Victory Lane 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 – Sarah Crabill/Getty Images

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Austin Dillon prevailed in a game of Survivor played at 200 miles per hour, winning the Sunday’s Daytona 500 fiercely and unapologetically after turning race leader Aric Almirola in the third corner of the final lap. Continue reading

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona Preview

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams are amped up for their season-opener, the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 18th at 2:30 pm ET. Pre-race coverage begins at 1 pm ET on FOX with radio coverage on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Continue reading

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is Ready to Shakes Things up in the Daytona 500

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the driver of the #17 Fastenal Ford, stands in the garage during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. simply wanted to make something happen.

But the driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford was shocked at how quickly the rear end of William Byron’s No. 24 Chevrolet snapped around when Stenhouse poked the nose of his Fusion to the inside Byron’s car in the first 150-mile qualifying race in Thursday night’s Can-Am Duel.

The Hendrick Motorsports rookie was a victim of aerodynamics, and when Stenhouse took the air off his car, Byron nosed into the outside wall, forcing him to a backup car for Sunday’s Daytona 500. He’ll join teammate and seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, a casualty of an earlier incident in the same race, at the rear of the field for the Great American Race. Continue reading