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Jeff Gordon's family leads pack with as he prepares for final Daytona 500 Sunday at Daytona International Speedway — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jeff Gordon will race in his final Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon free and easy, unburdened by all the demands that usually come along with the fire suit and driving the iconic No. 24 Chevy. House money, baby. Let it ride.

Daytona Rising: Downsizing in hopes of becoming bigger and better — DAYTONA BEACH -You'll have to pardon the dust at Daytona International Speedway. It's a fixer-upper these days, complete with the $400 million price tag. "Daytona Rising" is the most ambitious renovation project in NASCAR history, complete with fancy new "injectors" - speedy escalators and elevators - plus 11 new football field-sized concourses and five new entryways into one of the most iconic venues in motor sports.

NASCAR motor homes: Quiet luxury in the fast lane for NASCAR drivers, owners and celebrities at Daytona — DAYTONA BEACH - Darrell Waltrip has pulled into spot No. 17 since the 1990s at Daytona International Speedway. He calls it the "pole position" in a row of expensive NASCAR rides. They are no faster than the vehicles you have, even slower perhaps. But they're definitely in the fast lane of luxury living.

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Danica Patrick, Denny Hamlin rumble in Daytona — DAYTONA BEACH - So who had Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Fight Pool? Those two crazy kids just can't seem to work out their differences when they go Racing With the Stars at Daytona. Things definitely got frosty during the Budweiser Duels Thursday night, and we're not talking about the Florida weather.

A NASCAR Insider's Guide to Daytona — DAYTONA BEACH - It is early morning in Daytona Beach, and you pull your Ford into the drive-through at Smoothie King. You pause, and do a double take. There is a man in front of you in a golf cart. That would be Joey Logano, a guy who drives much faster contraptions for a living.

NASCAR icon Richard Petty isn't King of social media

Kurt Busch set for Daytona 500 despite restraining order — Kurt Busch is still a go for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. But he has a tentative grip on his No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS. Busch has been ordered by a Delaware judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend. Patricia Driscoll, under a protective order that also requires him to undergo counseling.

What you need to know before qualifying for the Daytona 500 — Be honest. You have no clue what happens for three-plus hours when all those NASCAR drivers are spinning around making left turns at Daytona International Speedway. No worries. We are here to help. We enlisted the help of some pretty influential folks to help answer some pressing questions that may come to mind.

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth survives wild race to win Sprint Unlimited — The love taps on Valentine's Day piled up, a collection of shiny and battered sheet metal in the evening's chill at Daytona International Speedway. By the time Matt Kenseth won the Sprint Unlimited Saturday night, more than half the field of the original 25 had dropped out of the lead lap in the contentious battle of bumper cars.
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Mar 01, 2015

@Racingal yes I thought so too. Thinking I still have statement in my inbox. When Dale Jr. breaks legs, maybe someone will listen

Mar 01, 2015

Jeff Gordon not happy hitting wall not protected by SAFER barrier in Atlanta #nascar..…

Mar 01, 2015

It's Johnson, Harvick, Earnhardt Jr. in Atlanta #nascar

Mar 01, 2015

@portdauphin thanks for making my point about dysfunctional GOP that threw McCain under the bus, just like Bush.

Mar 01, 2015

@portdauphin Hispanic Presidential vote last 3 elections. .GOP vote down from 40 to 31 to 27 percent. Who's the dummy?

Mar 01, 2015

@BladeAndTrigger you mean like your fair and balanced tweets and perspectives?

Mar 01, 2015

Tame the temper, GOP: Show compassion on immigration

Feb 28, 2015

Something tells me that whomever has come up with new #nascar qualifying formats won't win employee of the year

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