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Category Archives: NASCAR

7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson sat down next to Jeff Gordon at a 2001 driver meeting and asked the champion if he had time to offer any career advice. Gordon was so impressed with the fellow California native that he encouraged Rick Hendrick to start a team built specifically for the 25-year-old Johnson. It…

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Michael Ray, Country Singer-Songwriter and Central Florida Native, to Perform Pre-Race Concert for 61st Annual Coke Zero Sugar 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Daytona International Speedway // Warner Music Nashville recording artist Michael Ray, who was born in nearby Eustis, is coming home to Daytona International Speedway for the Independence Day holiday weekend to entertain NASCAR fans with a pre-race concert on Saturday, July 6 prior to the 61st annual Coke Zero…

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Michael Annett Wins NASCAR Racing Experience 300 for 1st NASCAR Xfinity Series Victory

DAYTONA BEACH – Michael Annett led the last 45 laps Saturday to win the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway, in the season-opening race for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Annett, driving the No. 1 Pilot Flying J/American Heart Association Chevrolet, held off his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier (No. 7 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet) at…

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Tickets for 61st Annual DAYTONA 500 Sold Out

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – Reserved tickets for the 61st annual DAYTONA 500, the season-opening event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, are sold out, Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile announced today. This is the fourth consecutive year that the DAYTONA 500 has sold out. “This is a tribute to our fans,” Wile said. “They…

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Daytona International Speedway to Deliver One of the Largest Fireworks Shows in the Southeast At The Coke Zero Sugar 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 20, 2018) – When the checkered flag waves on the 60th Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday, July 7, Daytona International Speedway will light up the sky above the 2.5-mile tri-oval with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Southeast. A tradition that began with the inaugural nighttime running of the Monster Energy…

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2019 DAYTONA 500 Tickets On Sale Tuesday, June 12

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –Tickets for the 61st annual DAYTONA 500 will officially go on sale Tuesday, June 12 at 9 a.m. ET. For the past three years, the prestigious season-opening event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has sold out. The 2019 edition of “The Great American Race” will again be held on Presidents…

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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston talks with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after losing to the Panther at Raymond James Stadium in 2018. Photo: Phelan Ebenhack/AP.
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston talks with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after losing to the Panther at Raymond James Stadium in 2018. Photo: Phelan Ebenhack/AP.

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