NASCAR Admits That Daytona's Qualifying Was Terrible By Changing It

Even NASCAR semi-admitted that its qualifying format for the Daytona 500 this year was a mess, saying that the sanctioning body was "open to discussions" on how to improve it. Personally, I think Clint Bowyer said it best. Anyway, they just changed their superspeedway qualifying format, hopefully for the better. » 3/30/15 2:28pm Today 2:28pm

Kyle Busch Will Miss Daytona 500 Due To Broken Leg

Kyle Busch found one of the remaining hard barriers on a NASCAR track that isn't covered by an impact absorbing SAFER barrier during today's Xfinity Series race at Daytona. Busch hit the concrete wall inside Turn 1, suffering a right lower leg compound fracture and left mid-foot fracture from the impact. » 2/21/15 11:20pm 2/21/15 11:20pm

NOOOOOO! DeltaWing Retires In Second Hour Of Rolex 24 at Daytona

The DeltaWing's race ended in disappointment today after qualifying fifth for the start. Transmission issues after only an hour and 23 minutes halted the car, forcing it to be towed behind the wall. » 1/24/15 5:47pm 1/24/15 5:47pm

Memo Gidley Is Determined To Get Back In A Race Car

Memo Gidley, who was injured in a horrific wreck at the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the beginning of this year, had some promising words to say to Autoweek: "Without a doubt, in my mind, 100 percent I will be back into a race car." » 12/06/14 8:18pm 12/06/14 8:18pm

Night Rain, Stock Sports

NASCAR has recently announced its new rule package for 2015, which - among many - includes rain tires and all sorts of accessories to be deployed in case of wet conditions at road courses. Sounds great on the surface, but the ultimate question is: why? » 9/27/14 9:32am 9/27/14 9:32am

Daytona Rising: From Aging Track to Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole. » 8/22/14 12:47pm 8/22/14 12:47pm

Among 800-hp Camaros at Daytona, our old Miata draws a crowd

There were cars at Daytona International Speedway—cars that Editor Zach Bowman and the 330k-mile Miata he drove over from Utah shared the banking with—that use more horsepower to turn their superchargers than our eyesore made new. Like an AMX that looked like it might run on boiled-down Miatas. » 8/21/14 10:57am 8/21/14 10:57am

The Renovo Coupe Is An Electric Shelby With 1,000 LB-FT Of Torque

Every year, some company with more ambition than experience puts out a press release and a rendering and a litany of promises about revolutionary, all-electric performance. Then silence. It's the cult of ego and vaporware. Renovo is not a member, and it's out to prove it with an electric Shelby Daytona with 1,000… » 8/15/14 9:40am 8/15/14 9:40am

Toyota Asserting Commitment To NASCAR With Mega Daytona Sponsorship

International Speedway Corporation executives Lesa France Kennedy and Joie Chitwood just got on stage at the Chicago Auto show and announced that the Daytona Speedway in Florida is going to undergo an epic upgrade, and Toyota will be a major partner. » 2/06/14 3:50pm 2/06/14 3:50pm

We challenged an artist to draw the Daytona 24. She kicked ass.

For the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, we decided to do things a little differently and challenged Madrid-based artist Daniela Guglielmetti to cover it old-school for us. Each hour, for all 24 hours of the race, she would produce an original ink-and-watercolor illustration to capture what had transpired over the last 60… » 1/27/14 2:06pm 1/27/14 2:06pm

The Action Express Racing Team Wins A Manic Daytona 24 Hours

Famed wife-scarer João Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi, Sebastian Bourdais, Burt Frisselle, and the rest of the Action Express team took the overall win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona just now. It's João's second overall win, after his first in 2010. Congrats to the whole team! » 1/26/14 2:26pm 1/26/14 2:26pm

Daytona in watercolor is as rad as it gets

We had artist Daniela Guglielmetti pay attention to the Rolex 24 at Daytona for one express purpose: illustrate the race in ink and watercolor. Why? Because we miss the hell out of old school motorsports sketches. Guglielmetti's cranking out a new sketch on the hour, every hour. Check it out. » 1/26/14 10:28am 1/26/14 10:28am

Memo Gidley, Matteo Malucelli Injured But Alive After This Huge Crash

Rolex 24 at Daytona drivers Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli are both badly injured, but the worst appears to be over, according to Malucelli's Ferrari team. Even though their cars are built to the highest engineering and safety standards, that seems like something of a small miracle. » 1/26/14 8:50am 1/26/14 8:50am

Racers Memo Gidley, Matteo Malucelli Involved In Crash At Daytona

Race car drivers Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli were involved in horrendous crash just now at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Both drivers are being taken directly to the hospital. » 1/25/14 5:27pm 1/25/14 5:27pm

This Is How Two Factory Racing Teams Get Ready For Daytona

The Porsche 911 and the Chevrolet Corvette are worlds apart, from a design standpoint. One is rear-engined, with six cylinders yammering away, the other is front-engined, with eight fat pistons bellowing out. Both use the ultimate test of the track to make better sports cars for you. » 1/25/14 4:22pm 1/25/14 4:22pm

More Daytona than you can stand

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is unfolding right now. Get in on the action with our live trackside coverage. From the greatest moments in the race's history to gorgeous shots of the Corvette Racing C7.R, we have everything you need. Check it out. » 1/25/14 2:36pm 1/25/14 2:36pm