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  • Daytona 500 terrifying finish-line crash gives NASCAR fans, drivers pause
    by Associated Press on February 18, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Filed under: Motorsports,Racing In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR's most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed the risks and rewards of the dangerous sport they both love. Hamlin won his second consecutive Daytona 500 and third in five years on Monday night as he surged past Newman on the final lap of a second overtime shootout. The win came as Newman's car was turned hard into the wall, then flipped onto its roof, where he was helpless as he was hit in the driver's side by another car.Continue reading Daytona 500 terrifying finish-line crash gives NASCAR fans, drivers pause Daytona 500 terrifying finish-line crash gives NASCAR fans, drivers pause originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

  • Aston Martin is building eight Valkyrie prototypes, here's the first trio
    by Tony Markovich on February 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Filed under: Motorsports,Aston Martin,Performance Continue reading Aston Martin is building eight Valkyrie prototypes, here's the first trio Aston Martin is building eight Valkyrie prototypes, here's the first trio originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

  • Denny Hamlin wins third Daytona 500 in photo finish
    by Associated Press on February 18, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Filed under: Motorsports,Racing Hamlin won his third Daytona 500 on Monday, becoming the first driver since Sterling Marlin in 1995 to win “The Great American Race” in consecutive seasons. Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500s.Continue reading Denny Hamlin wins third Daytona 500 in photo finish Denny Hamlin wins third Daytona 500 in photo finish originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

  • Dale Jr. dives into the details to get over fear of flying after jet crash
    by Associated Press on February 17, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Filed under: Celebrities,Motorsports Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent decades taking risks on the track and in the air. Earnhardt said Sunday before the Daytona 500 that he’s changed his approach to flying following a harrowing crash landing near Bristol Motor Speedway last August. Earnhardt, his wife Amy, daughter Isla, dog and two pilots escaped the fiery jet in east Tennessee.Continue reading Dale Jr. dives into the details to get over fear of flying after jet crash Dale Jr. dives into the details to get over fear of flying after jet crash originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

  • Daytona 500 postponed until Monday at 4 p.m. due to rain
    by Associated Press on February 17, 2020 at 12:38 am

    Filed under: Motorsports The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. The first delay of the day came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track. Trump's armored limousine nicknamed “The Beast" exited Daytona International Speedway, and the sky opened for a brief shower that forced drivers back to pit road.Continue reading Daytona 500 postponed until Monday at 4 p.m. due to rain Daytona 500 postponed until Monday at 4 p.m. due to rain originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 16 Feb 2020 19:38:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

  • Trump buzzes crowd in Air Force One, takes limo lap at Daytona
    by Associated Press on February 16, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Filed under: Motorsports,Weird Car News President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. Given the honor of grand marshal for the race, Trump gave thousands of fans a flyover of Air Force One and then rode onto the track in the presidential motorcade as the audience roared with delight. Asked what it was about NASCAR that he most enjoyed, the president said, ``I think it’s really the bravery of these people.Continue reading Trump buzzes crowd in Air Force One, takes limo lap at Daytona Trump buzzes crowd in Air Force One, takes limo lap at Daytona originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

  • Kyle Busch has done it all in NASCAR, except win the Daytona 500
    by Associated Press on February 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Filed under: Motorsports Continue reading Kyle Busch has done it all in NASCAR, except win the Daytona 500 Kyle Busch has done it all in NASCAR, except win the Daytona 500 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 16 Feb 2020 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

  • NASCAR's guessing game - Trying to predict the Daytona 500
    by Associated Press on February 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Filed under: Motorsports Survival is the most important skill in the Daytona 500. NASCAR’s season opener is a three-hour, white-knuckle thrill ride in cramped quarters at 200 mph that’s as much about finding holes and help than having speed and handling. The fastest car rarely wins and has as good a shot at ending up in the junkyard as victory lane.Continue reading NASCAR's guessing game - Trying to predict the Daytona 500 NASCAR's guessing game - Trying to predict the Daytona 500 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 15 Feb 2020 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

  • Lewis Hamilton knocks young F1 rivals' talk 'as a sign of their weakness'
    by Reuters on February 14, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Filed under: Motorsports,Racing Lewis Hamilton said he was amused by younger rivals talking up their chances as his Mercedes Formula One team unveiled the new car that could make him a seven-times world champion this season. The 35-year-old Briton pointed to Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas, handed the first laps in the sleek W11 car at a private shakedown session at Silverstone circuit on Friday, when asked who would be his biggest challenger. Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Monegasque Charles Leclerc,Continue reading Lewis Hamilton knocks young F1 rivals' talk 'as a sign of their weakness' Lewis Hamilton knocks young F1 rivals' talk 'as a sign of their weakness' originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

  • McLaren drivers keep the bromance bubbling at car launch
    by Reuters on February 13, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Filed under: Motorsports,Racing McLaren team mates Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz kept their driver bromance bubbling at the launch of their new MCL35 Formula One car on Thursday. The British-based team emerged from the doldrums to finish fourth last season and, in the 50th anniversary year of the death of founder Bruce McLaren, are aiming to build on that momentum. Norris, a rookie last year as Britain's youngest F1 driver, and Spaniard Sainz both liked what they saw as the Renault-powered papaya and blue car was pushed out Continue reading McLaren drivers keep the bromance bubbling at car launch McLaren drivers keep the bromance bubbling at car launch originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments