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2025 Daytona 500 Logo Unveiled

Logo pays tribute to iconic Harley J. Earl trophy presented to winner of The Great American Race.

One Lucky Winner to Ride in Pace Vehicle Prior to Start of 2023 DAYTONA 500

While tickets for the 65th Annual DAYTONA 500, NASCAR’s most prestigious and iconic event, are set to officially go on sale on Friday, June 17, fans can be a part of a pre-sale sweepstakes that could put them inside one of the pace vehicles prior to the start of The Great American Race. The 2023

Austin Cindric’s DAYTONA 500 Champion Car Makes its Way to the Motorsports Hall of Fame

An exclamation point was placed on the 2022 DAYTONA 500 Tuesday when the Austin Cindric’s authentic race-winning Team Penske Ford was placed inside the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, where it belongs, until next year’s DAYTONA 500. Prior to the 64th running of the DAYTONA 500 last month, it was announced that the DAYTONA 500

Rookie Austin Cindric Gets First NASCAR Cup Series Victory in Thrilling DAYTONA 500

On the 85th birthday of his car owner, Roger Penske, 23-year-old NASCAR Cup Series rookie Austin Cindric beat Bubba Wallace to the finish line by .036 seconds in overtime to win Sunday’s 64th running of the DAYTONA 500.  In a thrilling run to the finish in NASCAR’s new Next Gen race car at Daytona International

NFL Superstar Charles Woodson to Serve as Grand Marshal for 64th Daytona 500

Daytona International Speedway announced today that FOX Sports’ personality Charles Woodson, the Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback and Super Bowl Champion, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 64th running of the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb 20 (FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). As part of his responsibilities, the 1997

Daytona 500 and Coke Zero Sugar 400, Pivotal 2022 NASCAR Cup Races

The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was announced recently, and like 2021, the Daytona 500 will kick off the season, while the Coke Zero Sugar 400 will again be the final race of the regular season. The 64th annual Daytona 500 is set for Presidents’ Day weekend, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. It will mark the 41st straight time (dating

Julie Giese, President, Phoenix Raceway

Julie Giese went from growing up on a dairy farm to becoming track president of Phoenix Raceway… and it only took a handful of rejection letters and a passion for racing to get there.

Michael McDowell Captures Daytona 500 and First Cup Series Win

Michael McDowell, from Front Row Motorsports, has won his first Daytona 500 and NASCAR Cup Series race. It was a story book ending for McDowell, recording the Ford Mustang’s first Daytona 500 win and his first win in his 358th career start. McDowell is the eighth driver to get his first win at Daytona. “Congratulations to

Denny Hamlin and JGR Team Receive their 2020 Daytona 500 Champions Gifts

Postponed due to the pandemic, Denny Hamlin, along with crew chief Chris Gabehart and Coy Gibbs, who was representing his dad, Joe Gibbs, were honored February 11th for winning the 2020 Great American Race. As a result of several factors from a challenging 2020, the presentation was delayed until Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile

Alex Bowman and William Byron Qualify Front Row for 2021 Daytona 500

Alex Bowman may have swapped car number 88 for 48 for the 2021 season, but he’s retained his Daytona magic, earning the pole position for Sunday’s Daytona 500, giving the Hendrick Motorsports driver a record fourth consecutive front row start in the NASCAR Cup Series season-opener. Bowman, 27, went out late in the qualifying order

WWE’s Sasha Banks Named Honorary Starter for ’21 Daytona 500

WWE Superstar Sasha Banks will serve as the Honorary Starter for the 63rd Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 14. She will waive the green flag on the Great American Race, which is set for a 2:30 p.m. ET (FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) start at the 2.5-mile speedway.  “I am honored to be the

Grammy Artist Pitbull to Serve as 63rd Daytona 500 Grand Marshal

Grammy-winning international superstar, Pitbull, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 63rd Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 14, and will give the command for drivers to start their engines (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway.  “It’s an honor to be named Grand Marshal