2011 Ford Mustang GT Daytona 500 Pace Car: Redder, Not Just Better

As we reported earlier, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT is the official 2010 Daytona 500 Pace Car and it will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson for charity. First live picture of the pace-setting 'Stang below. » 1/19/10 1:45pm 1/19/10 1:45pm

2008 Daytona 500: Many of Final Laps Surprisingly Run Under Caution

Yeah, between laps 187 (on the mu f**n cop) and lap 192, things were tightly controlled by that Corvette Z06 Pace car. Making things incredibly exciting. Wait... hooooooooly crap look at the sparks form underneath Casey Mears' car, looks like the fourth of July in the poor kids neighborhood. Of course those sparklers… » 2/17/08 6:57pm 2/17/08 6:57pm

2008 Daytona 500: Lap 109, Sweet God in Heaven. It's More Than Half Over

Lap 80 saw some pace car action from "debris on the track", which is entirely less exciting than "massive fireball" or "barrel roll of death from hell", but it did give many of the competitors a chance to fuel up or re-tire. We're looking outside right now at Michigan's rain over snow at 46 degrees, while enviously watching… » 2/17/08 5:21pm 2/17/08 5:21pm

2008 Daytona 500: That Didn't Take Long, Denny Hamlin Steals Lead

It's lap 35, and while we didn't capture the moment it happened on Fox's Gopher Cam, Denny Hamlin (who?) has wrested the lead from his other template car drivin' buddies. We're on the edge of our seats and despite the overwhelming onslaught of "Built Ford Tough" ads, we're sticking with this bitchin' race... all the way » 2/17/08 4:15pm 2/17/08 4:15pm

Reigning Champ Jimmie Johnson Takes Pole For Daytona 500, We Make…

At today's qualifying session for the 50th running of the "Great American Race," Jimmie Johnson clinched the pole for next Sunday's race with a lap speed of 185.082mph today on the 2.5-mile banked tri-oval. It's a good way for Johnson to start out a season where he's looking to match the record set by the great Cale… » 2/10/08 6:40pm 2/10/08 6:40pm

Daytona 500 After-Party: Clint Bowyer Makes Driving Upside Down Look…

In case you missed the "fun" and "excitement" of the first 185 laps of yesterday's "Super Bowl of racing" — and our tremendous coverage — you missed out on a really superb nap. But if you missed the last 15 laps — you missed a helluva good show. It wasn't just for the close finish, it was because it was such a wild finish. … » 2/19/07 2:01pm 2/19/07 2:01pm

Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick Beats Mark "Old Man" Martin By A Tenth Of A…

Wait, what — Mark Martin just won the Daytona 500? What is this — February of 1982? That's because '82 was the first year Martin raced in Florida's 200-lap "Super Bowl of Racing." Before today, the man's won 47 races and finished in the top ten 141 times. But the one win he'd never had — was Daytona 500. After…

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