Daytona 500
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jeb Burton won his second career Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in a Saturday crash-fest that had two red-flag stoppages and took more than three hours to complete.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Travis Pastrana needed to stick his Toyota with all four wheels on the track -- not hurled through the air in a death-defying stunt in much the same way he made his name — to pull off one more thrill in his motorsports career.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It wasn’t the Daytona 500, but Austin Hill gladly took the win.

Hill won the Xfinity Series season-opening race Saturday night for the second consecutive year to diminish some of the sting the Richard Childress Racing driver felt two days earlier when he failed to qualify for the Daytona 500.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin and his six fellow Toyota drivers skipped the final practice for “The Great American Race.”
Jimmie Johnson has provided early thrills in his NASCAR comeback. Johnson shot to the top of the leaderboard in practice for the Daytona 500 in his return to the league after a humbling two years in IndyCar as part owner and sometimes driver at Legacy Motor Club.
Josh Sims of Fox is the first Black pit reporter at the Daytona 500. NASCAR may be running out of unconquered firsts for people of color and for women.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time is officially back.

Jimmie Johnson, making his return to stock car racing after a two-year dalliance in IndyCar, topped the first practice session for the Daytona 500 on Friday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The latest version of NASCAR’s Next Gen car is still awaiting a real-world test. It’s sure to come in the Daytona 500.
The ultimate prize on NASCAR’s ultimate stage has eluded Kyle Busch throughout his professional career. Busch is winless in 17 starts in the Daytona 500.
The fast-food burger wars were on the menu in the run-up to the Daytona 500. McDonald’s and Wendy’s bickered this week over the paint schemes for their respective drivers.
IndyCar driver Conor Daly raced Floyd Mayweather into the Daytona 500 for a second consecutive year by bobbing and weaving his way through myriad issues for the ill-prepared team.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Travis Pastrana has jumped out of a plane without a parachute but never driven NASCAR’s top Cup Series car over 40 mph.
Alex Bowman won his third career Daytona 500 pole and will be joined by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson on the front row for NASCAR’s season opener.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bowman has a new contract and a familiar spot as he chases his first Daytona 500 victory.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Conor Daly’s first call after getting offered a chance to race his way into the Daytona 500 was to a guy named AJ.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Cindric traded his regular seat in a Ford for one in a jury box when he served during a North Carolina murder trial in December.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suárez has signed a second extension in six months with Trackhouse Racing, getting a multiyear deal done after landing a one-year contract last August.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Noah Gragson shotgunned his beer in a NASCAR victory celebration at Martinsville and chucked the empty can into the stands.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona Beach became the unofficial “birthplace of speed” in 1903 when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hardpacked sand along the Atlantic Ocean.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — This 75th season of NASCAR begins Sunday with the Daytona 500 and it comes after what has been a long exodus of sorts.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the eighth consecutive year, this one recognizing the 75th anniversary of NASCAR.
IndyCar driver Conor Daly will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 with the NASCAR team owned by Floyd Mayweather.
IndyCar driver Conor Daly would accept a last-minute Daytona 500 ride if offered the chance to enter “The Great American Race.”
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has ruled out running next month’s NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Based on experience alone, Austin Cindric figured he’d win a Rolex watch long before he’d earn a diamond-encrusted Daytona 500 ring.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth finally reached the top rung of his career on Friday night when he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Travis Pastrana will attempt to race the Daytona 500 this year and add to his long list of motor sports accomplishments.
Kevin Harvick will know if 2023 will be his final NASCAR season before he goes to Daytona in February.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Penske Perfect.

From the first NASCAR race with the new Next Gen car, the Daytona 500, the IndyCar championship and now the NASCAR Cup title, it’s been about as close to a perfect season as possible for Roger Penske.