After the Daytona road course’s Bus Stop chicane basically became a rallycross section during last Tuesday’s Busch Clash, NASCAR has added rumble strips to discourage drivers from going off road.
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Roger Reuse and his younger brother Bobby have joined Jordan Anderson Racing for a part-time NASCAR Truck Series schedule in the #3 Chevrolet. Bobby is set to race first in Friday’s Daytona road course event.
On the 20-year anniversary of his firt career NASCAR Cup Series win in the 2001 Daytona 500, Michael Waltrip has joined the summer-bound Superstar Racing Experience.
Scott Heckert, a Pirelli World Challenge/Blancpain GT veteran and NASCAR Xfinity Series road course specialist, will make his Cup Series début on Sunday at the Daytona road course for Live Fast Motorsports.
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Bill McAnally Racing have teamed up with NASCAR to operate the BMR Drivers Academy, officially turning it into a NASCAR-sanctioned driver development programme.
In the first race of the season with starting lineups set by formula, Chase Elliott (Cup), Brett Moffitt (Xfinity), and Ben Rhodes (Trucks) will lead their respective fields to the green flag at the Daytona road course.
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For the first time in two years, John Hunter Nemechek will race in the Xfinity Series, driving the #26 for Sam Hunt Racing starting at Dover in May.
IndyCar veteran Conor Daly, who made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series début at Las Vegas last year, will return to the series and Niece Motorsports for the spring race there.
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Jett Noland will be the 24th driver to have raced in NASCAR and the Stadium Super Trucks when he makes his Camping World Truck Series début on the Daytona road course for Niece Motorsports.
Parker Chase to make NASCAR Truck debut at Daytona RC, also running COTA for former Rolex 24 team-mate Kyle Busch
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Michelin Pilot Challenge driver Parker Chase will début in the NASCAR Truck Series on the Daytona RC and at Circuit of the Americas for Kyle Busch Motorsports. KBM’s owner was his team-mate in the 2020 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
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In his 14th year and 358th start in the NASCAR Cup Series, Michael McDowell is a winner for the very first time, in the Daytona 500 no less. Contact between leaders Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano resulted in a major wreck that McDowell got by to win.
Austin Cindric butchers field in OT for Beef 300 win, Penske NXS team meats Daytona Victory Lane for first time
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Cow-abunga for Austin Cindric as he won the NASCAR Xfinity-opening Beef 300 at Daytona, steer-ing his #22 Penske car to Victory Lane for the team’s maiden series win at the superspeedway.
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Rain cut short the Cup Series’ second Daytona 500 practice on Saturday morning and cancelled both Xfinity qualifying and the final Cup practice later in the day. With no qualifying, Austin Cindric will start the Xfinity race from the pole.
Ben Rhodes edges out underdogs Cory Roper and Jordan Anderson for Truck-opening NextEra Energy 250 win
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In a wild overtime finish to an equally chaotic race, Ben Rhodes beat out underdog owner/drivers Cory Roper and Jordan Anderson to the finish to begin the 2021 NASCAR Truck season with a win.
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Johnny Sauter, a three-time NASCAR Truck Series winner at Daytona, also added the pole award to his list of successes there as he beat out reigning champion Sheldon Creed to be the fastest qualifier.
Aric Almirola won the first Bluegreen Vacations Duel, an event marred by debate surrounding Ty Dillon and Austin Cindric. A rain delay later, Austin Dillon made a dramatic final pass on Bubba Wallace to win the second Duel.