Posts Tagged Daytona Beach

Signature win for Almirola, No. 43 car at Daytona

Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Aric Almirola grew up two hours from Daytona International Speedway, attended countless races as a kid and even “dreamed about what it would be like to have a chance to race at the highest level at this racetrack.”

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Almirola wins rain-shortened NASCAR at Daytona

Track officials check on the condition of Kyle Busch, still in the car, after he flipped over in a multi-car crash during the NASCAR Sprint cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Ron Sanders)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty’s famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999.

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France: NASCAR to discuss changes to 2015 schedule

CORRECTS TO BRIAN-Brian France, CEO and Chairman of NASCAR answers questions during a news conference the prior to the Sprint cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday “robust” discussion will go into setting the 2015 schedule.

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Barney Hall stepping down as lead NASCAR announcer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Barney Hall, the voice of NASCAR as the lead announcer for Motor Racing Network, was scheduled to call his final event Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

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Josh Wise’s fans look to unseat Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, talks with Miss Sprint Cup, Madision Martin, during an interview after he was named NASCAR's most popular driver prior to the Sprint cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans of Josh Wise now have Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 11-year reign as NASCAR’s most popular driver directly in their sights.

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