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Daytona 500 (2018)

11 Feb - 18 Feb
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David Gilliland gives RBR a top 15 finish in first Daytona 500

Despite having to go to a back-up car in the Can-Am Duels and overcoming an early incident, the veteran driver gave Ricky Benton Racing a 14th-place finish in its first entry in the Daytona 500.

Hamlin hits back after video emerges of confrontation with Wallace

Denny Hamlin has taken to Twitter to defend himself after a video emerged showing him and Darrell Wallace Jr. engaged in a heated argument following the Daytona 500.

JTG Daugherty Racing enjoys successful weekend in Daytona

Teammates A.J. Allmendinger and Chris Buescher both finished inside the top ten in the season-opening Daytona 500.

Paul Menard: "It was huge" to have a shot at the 500 win

Paul Menard didn’t waste any time settling right in to his new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride.

Austin Dillon writes his Daytona 500 history – in permanent ink

After Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500, his “Wolfpack” howled at the moon until the sun came up on Monday.

Ryan Blaney loses out on 500 win but leads Cup Series standings

Ryan Blaney is your first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader of the 2018 season.

Darrell Wallace Jr. in tears after runner-up result in first Daytona 500

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. wasn't about to concede an inch, as he battled Denny Hamlin for a career-high second-place finish in the 2018 Daytona 500.

Almirola: "My heart is broken" after final-lap crash in Daytona 500

Aric Almirola led the white flag lap in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, but he never saw the finish of the race.

Denny Hamlin was "licking his chops" at shot to win second Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin said he was “licking his chops” at the opportunity presented Sunday to win his second Daytona 500.

Daytona 500: Austin Dillon takes emotional win after chaotic last-lap

Austin Dillon brought the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet back to Victory Lane for the Daytona 500 for the first time in 20 years.

Daytona 500: Danica Patrick's final NASCAR race comes to an abrupt end

Unfortunately for Danica Patrick, her Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career ended the same way it began – with a wreck in the Daytona 500.

Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson wrecks out of all three Speedweeks races

Jimmie Johnson’s 2018 Daytona Speedweeks turned out to be another forgettable affair.

Daytona 500: Wreck ends Stage 1 with Kurt Busch out front

Kurt Busch won the first stage of 2018 as a melee occurred behind him in Turn 3 coming to Lap 60 of the Daytona 500.

Top 10 Daytona 500 finishes in pictures

Ahead of the 60th running of the Daytona 500, take a look back at some of the most memorable finishes from 'The Great American Race.'

Could Darrell Wallace Jr. be the spark that Richard Petty needs?

Richard Petty’s glory days at Daytona International Speedway included seven wins in the Great American Race.

Opinion: Brand intact, Danica leaves NASCAR with promises unfulfilled

Danica Patrick is set to depart NASCAR having lost far more than what she brought to it.

Danica Patrick's NASCAR career in pictures

The 60th running of the Daytona 500 will be Danica Patrick's 191st NASCAR Cup start, and her last. Here's a look back through the years on her career in stock car racing.

Daytona 500: Darrell Wallace Jr. tops final practice

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will enter his first Daytona 500 as the fastest in the final practice session in preparation for Sunday’s race.

Daytona 500: Complete starting grid in pictures

Check out the complete starting lineup for the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

Daytona 500: Daniel Suarez completes sweep of Friday practices

Daniel Suarez established the fastest lap in Speedweeks practice with a speed of 203.179mph.

There was a method to Stenhouse's madness in his Daytona Duel race

There was very little apprehension in Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s approach to the Can-Am Duels.

Daytona 500: Daniel Suarez leads Toyota trio in first Friday practice

Daniel Suarez led the third practice session for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday.

One-fifth of Daytona 500 field already in backup cars

With two days still remaining until the Daytona 500, a large portion of the field already knows it will lose its starting position at the green flag.

Kevin Harvick: “Alex Bowman didn’t learn anything today"

Kevin Harvick believes Daytona 500 pole winner Alex Bowman picked the wrong strategy in Thursday’s qualifying races.

Blaney picks the right dancing partner in his Daytona Duel

Ryan Blaney got by with a little help from his friend Bubba Wallace en route to his first Can-Am Duel win on Thursday.

Daytona 500: Chase Elliott takes win in second Duel race

For the second consecutive season, Chase Elliott won a Daytona 500 qualifying race.

Daytona 500: Ryan Blaney wins first Duel over Logano

Ryan Blaney won his first Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday.

Canadians prepare to take on Daytona in all three national divisions

D.J. Kennington and Stewart Friesen return for second straight starts while Alex Labbe prepares to make full-time debut during the opening weekend of the 2018 season in all three NASCAR national series.

Austin Dillon: "We've got something for the 500"

Until last July, Austin Dillon had finished his seven previous Cup starts at Daytona International Speedway virtually unscathed.

Darrell Wallace Jr.'s Daytona 500 journey chronicled in docu-series

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s first appearance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ biggest race is going to get some extra attention.

Martin Truex Jr. not looking for stage wins in the Daytona 500

Martin Truex Jr. and his Furniture Row Racing team were the masters of stage wins and points last season but don’t expect that same approach in next Sunday’s Daytona 500.

JGR aims to continue Daytona success after strong qualifying effort

If there’s any indication of an even playing field in NASCAR qualifying for the Daytona 500 was a perfect example.

Daytona 500: Bowman snags pole position over Hamlin

There will be no avoiding “The Showman” nickname for Alex Bowman now.

Daytona 500: William Byron leads eventful pre-qualifying practice

William Byron led the final practice prior to the Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway.

Daytona 500: Kyle Busch tops opening practice session

Kyle Busch posted the fastest lap in first practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.