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Kurt Busch Pulls Off Last-Lap Pass To Win His First Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kurt Busch claimed his first Daytona 500 victory after a wild 200 laps at Daytona International Speedway in Sunday afternoon. Busch led just once in his Stewart-Haas Racing No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, and it

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Ryan Reed Prevails In Crash-Filled PowerShares QQQ 300 For Second Daytona Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the second time in the last three Februarys, Ryan Reed emerged victorious at Daytona International Speedway, claiming the victory in Saturday night’s PowerShares QQQ 300. Reed, a fourth-year regular for Roush Fenway Racing in the

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Kaz Grala Survives Last-Lap Mayhem At Daytona To Win First Career NCWTS Race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kaz Grala avoided a last-lap crash in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 and became the youngest NASCAR national series driver to ever win at Daytona International Speedway. On the final lap, a misjudged bump draft

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Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin Win Can-Am Duels At Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin won their respective Can-Am Duel races at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series set the field for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Elliott, driver of the

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EXCLUSIVE: Elliott Sadler Previews Can-Am Duels At Daytona And Reminisces About Darlington Raceway Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Elliott Sadler previews tonight’s Can-Am Duels at Daytona and recalls his NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Darlington Raceway, while talking with WMBF News Sports Director, Joe Murano at Daytona International Speedway. Video courtesy of WMBF Sports.  

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EXCLUSIVE: Martin Truex Jr. Says Furniture Row Racing Is “Really Motivated” Heading Into 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Martin Truex Jr., 2016 Daytona 500 runner-up and Bojangles’ Southern 500 winner, talks to WMBF News Sports Director, Joe Murano about Furniture Row Racing’s efforts last season, and he also previews 2017. Video courtesy of WMBF

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VIDEO: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is “Excited” For The 59th Running of The Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While talking with the media on Wednesday at Daytona 500 Media Day, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that he was excited about returning to the track. Earnhardt Jr. has been sidelined since July of 2016, due to

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VIDEO: Chase Elliott Talks Strategy For Racing This Weekend At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On Wednesday at Daytona 500 Media Day, Chase Elliott discussed his strategy for racing at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. For the second year in-a-row, the Georgia native will start from the pole for the Daytona

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Lone Thursday Can-Am Duel Practice Washed Out

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field will head into the Can-Am Duels fresh on Thursday night with practice being washed out at Daytona International Speedway. On the weekend schedule for Thursday afternoon was a lone 55-minute practice session that

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VIDEO: Denny Hamlin Recalls Winning Last Year’s Daytona 500 Photo Finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – During Daytona 500 Media Day on Wednesday, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin discussed winning last year’s Daytona 500 photo finish. In 2016, Hamlin edged Martin Truex Jr. in a thrilling finish to win the 58th running of

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WMBF First Alert Weather: 2017 Daytona 500 Forecast

  By: Jamie Arnold/WMBF News Chief Meteorologist For more forecasts, please click here: WMBF First Alert Weather.

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Michael Waltrip Gears Up For His Final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Michael Waltrip will take the green flag in Sunday’s Daytona 500 for the final time in his NASCAR career as he marks his 30th start in the prestigious event. The 54 year-old driver has competed in

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WMBF Sports: Daytona 500 Media Day

  By Joe Murano, WMBF Sport Director DAYTONA, FL (WMBF) – Late February is always busy down in Daytona, as Speed Weeks culminates in the running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, kicking off the 2017 NASCAR season. Wednesday’s Media

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Discusses Social Media, Diet And Fitness At Daytona 500 Media Day

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.– Ricky Stenhouse Jr. may share the track with his girlfriend and fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver, Danica Patrick, and be positively impacted by her healthy cooking and fitness routine, but don’t expect him to become

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