Mario Andretti just about did it all in a race car, cementing his name on any racing Mount Rushmore you can put together. Part of that mystique? His Daytona 500 win 50 years ago.
She has yet to finish in the top 5, let alone win a NASCAR Cup race, but a positive attitude and realistic goals have given Danica Patrick hope heading into Daytona's Speedweeks.
The Clash, the first event leading into the Feb. 26 season-opening Daytona 500, was postponed to Sunday morning due to rain.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't race in Saturday night's exhibition at Daytona -- but not because he's afraid of crashing. "I know that when I get in the car, I can't have any concern," he said.
Getting two cars in NASCAR's playoffs in 2016 was a step forward for Chip Ganassi Racing. Kyle Larson won a race, while Jamie McMurray did not. There's a lot of work to do.
Kevin Harvick loves a challenge, and he has plenty entering the 2017 season. His team's switch to Ford and building rapport with his newish pit crew are things he's relishing sorting out.
Burnout or burn it up. The Clash at Daytona isn't a real race, but as last year's winner Denny Hamlin can attest, it's still plenty of fun. Here are five things to know before Saturday's event.
Environmental and animal-rights activist Leilani Munter is back in the ARCA season-opening race Saturday thanks to sponsorship from a collection of nonprofits to promote a plant-based diet.
Furniture Row Racing was good in 2016 with Martin Truex Jr. leading the way. Will the addition of Erik Jones -- at least for this year -- take it even higher?
Austin Theriault won the ARCA race at Daytona under red flag conditions after a late accident damaged part of the track's SAFER barrier.
NASCAR had formerly relied on the assessment of doctors and paramedics to make that determination but now will have a more structured protocol, following those of other sports.
NASCAR driver Greg Biffle says he won't race full time this season but if the right opportunity arises, he'll consider returning.
Danica Patrick insists she never promoted any rival products as her racing team and the food company that once sponsored her veer toward a court fight.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns at Daytona after letting his brain heal from multiple concussions -- and after undergoing a different sort of rehabilitation for his psyche.
A lawsuit filed against Kurt Busch earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Michigan by a former agent is seeking almost $1 million in unpaid fees.
Erik Jones is one several drivers who compose the 2017 rookie class that promises to add experience, success and even some "fun" to the Cup series this season.
NASCAR released a stricter set of rules for the 2017 season, changing its penalty structure from six levels to two levels with plans to hand out penalties more often for prerace violations.
Would love to say there's no pressure for RCR entering the season, however, the team has gone 109 races without a win. Can Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman and Paul Menard rectify that issue in 2017?
Because of the differences in race lengths from track to track, NASCAR will modify its new race format.
If you weren't paying much attention during NASCAR's offseason, you have a lot to catch up on before Saturday night's exhibition Clash. New points, new rules, new faces and a new sponsor. Ready?
AJ Allmendinger is still the leader at JTG Daugherty Racing, but Chris Buescher is on loan for at least this season to give the team a two-car lineup. Will it lead to a playoff spot?
Valentine's Day and love go together, but what about the love of racing? Hall of Famers Richard Childress, Mark Martin and Rick Hendrick shared their thoughts on how they came to love the sport.
With a full year of racing behind them and Ryan Blaney still behind the wheel, Wood Brothers Racing looks poised to be serious playoff contenders.
The Xfinity Series title is tough to predict, but JR Motorsports, headed by veteran Elliott Sadler, is loaded for 2017. Justin Allgaier, William Byron and Michael Annett join in the JRM fun.
Roush Fenway Racing jettisoned one team in the offseason, with Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. now carrying the banner alone. First goal? Improve on an awful 2016.
The charges against three men accused of assaulting Mike Wallace and his family have been dropped.
NASCAR decides not to scale back practice time as previously thought.
With many young stars graduating to the next level, will a young Camping World Truck Series driver such as Christopher Bell rise up to challenge Johnny Sauter and other veterans for the title?
Her role as lead engineer for driver Ryan Blaney during the Daytona 500 will give Andrea Mueller the highest profile of any woman in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage.
The Sprint Cup teams outside ESPN.com's top 10, such as Richard Petty Motorsports and Front Row Motorsports, are hoping 2017 is the season they can start climbing their way to the front.
For drivers Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the Phoenix test last week wasn't just a test, it was the start of building a relationship with their new crew chiefs.
Race segment lengths have been set for Daytona, with more to come. Add new rules about fixing a damaged car and new inspection practices, and this NASCAR season is a whole new ballgame.
Remember Evel Knievel? For those of a certain age, there was no one cooler on the planet. And now you can bid on two big pieces of that coolness just in time for Valentine's Day.
Tony Stewart returned to racing a sprint car for the first time since 2014 on Thursday night. He finished 17th in the 26-car main event at Bubba Raceway Park.
NASCAR announced it won't permit damaged race cars to return to the track this season unless the repairs can be made on pit road within a tight window.
NASCAR will institute a traveling safety team this season made up of a small pool of doctors and paramedics who will help with the treatment of drivers.
Many observers are keeping a keen eye on the transition to a new sponsor and the dawning of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. How will it work out? The past may help predict the future.
Maybe the new points format and dividing races into segments will be a great way to crown a champion. It needs to be, because right now the move by Brian France and NASCAR reeks of desperation.
NASCAR has settled a lawsuit with a fan who was struck in the head by a piece of debris at a 2013 Xfinity Series race at Daytona.
With new aero rules for 2017 and not another test session for months, this week's test in Phoenix took on urgency for the likes of Joey Logano.
The Mexican driver was thrust into a Cup car and the Daytona 500 when Joe Gibbs Racing's Carl Edwards retired last month.
NASCAR restarts should be wilder than ever at Phoenix when the track finishes its facelift next year. New amenities will benefit the IndyCar Series as well.
The former star of GoDaddy's Super Bowl ads, Danica Patrick appears briefly in Fox's Super Bowl LI spot promoting the upcoming Daytona 500.
TriStar Motorsports has leased a charter for the 2017 season, guaranteeing a spot for driver Cole Whitt in the Daytona 500.
Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his first Daytona 500 start later this month, as he has secured a ride as the primary driver of the Circle Sport-TMG No. 33 car.
During testing at Phoenix Raceway on Tuesday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he missed the camaraderie with his crew as he sat out half the 2016 NASCAR season because of a concussion.
Is Danica Patrick's career in jeopardy? Is the new points system going to work out? Is a road-course race at Charlotte a good idea? Our gang has at it.
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The exhibition Clash has been postponed to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Sunday morning as rain washed out the 75-lap race at Daytona International Speedway. The 17-driver race will take place prior to Daytona 500 single-car qualifying runs, scheduled to begin at 3:10 p.m. Eastern, which will set the front row for the Feb. 26 Daytona 500.
Mark Martin @markmartin
Rain delay is more fun to watch than the offseason. 🏁