Is Austin Dillon feeling the pressure to win the Daytona 500? Yes, and no
Daytona and the No. 3. The history of that number and the track are deeply intertwined. Austin Dillon drives it now, for his grandfather and team owner Richard Childress. Pressure? Yes and no.
Team Preview: No. 3, Joe Gibbs Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing had a strong season last year, but Kyle Busch & Co. came up short. New Toyota bodies and the departure of Carl Edwards will result in some challenges.
Will Denny Hamlin repeat as Daytona 500 winner? Don't count him out
Denny Hamlin is still basking in the glow of winning the 2016 Daytona 500. Can he repeat on Sunday? It won't be easy, but he likes his chances.
Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will eye Daytona 500 rebound from front row
Chase Elliott won the pole and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join him on the front row for next Sunday's Daytona 500. It's a great place to be but no guarantee of success.
Elliott takes pole, Earnhardt Jr. second at Daytona qualifying.
Chase Elliott captures his second consecutive pole for the Daytona 500, edging teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is making his return after missing the final 18 races last season.
One smooth move wins Clash for Joey Logano
Joey Logano had a great car during the Clash at Daytona on Sunday, but being in the right place at the right time was more important to his victory than anything else.
Logano wins season opening Clash at Daytona.
In the season opening race, a last lap crash allowed Joey Logano to avoid the carnage and get the win for the Clash at Daytona.
Elliott credits team for Daytona pole.
Chase Elliott discusses how proud he is to win back-to-back poles for the Daytona 500 and what advice his father Bill, who won the race twice, has given him to grab the checkered flag.
Kyle Larson exits Clash early for rules violation
NASCAR's new rules already came into play Sunday afternoon during the Clash at Daytona, much to the chagrin of Kyle Larson and the 42 team. Confusion, you ask? At least a little.
Elliott nips Dale Jr. for 2nd straight Daytona pole
Chase Elliott won his second straight pole for the Daytona 500 when he bumped HMS teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. into the second spot on the final qualifying lap Sunday.
From an incredible career, Mario Andretti's Daytona 500 win still stands out
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.
How Dale Jr. proposed to his bride.
Dale Earnhardt Jr's. wife Amy tells the story of how Dale proposed to her while Dale explains how she's made him a better person.
Team Preview: No. 4, Stewart-Haas Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing was good in 2016, just not good enough. With the addition of Clint Bowyer and a switch from Chevy to Ford, 2017 should be interesting to watch.
Danica driven to perform this season.
Ricky Craven says this could be Danica Patrick's year on the track because she's driven and isn't letting the pressure affect her.
Dale Jr. has more self-confidence since meeting wife.
Marty Smith shares how Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s demeanor has changed since meeting and marrying his wife Amy.
SC Featured: Suarez's road to the top of NASCAR.
Daniel Suarez's road to the top level of NASCAR began in his father's restoration shop in Monterrey, Mexico and his family sacrificed a lot for him along the way.
Logano wins Clash at Daytona after late crash
Joey Logano won the Clash at Daytona on Sunday, stealing a victory when leader Denny Hamlin and second-place Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap.
Pressure's on, but Danica Patrick optimistic heading into new NASCAR season
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.
Dale Jr.: Have to race with 'no fear' in return
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.
Team Preview: No. 5, Chip Ganassi Racing
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.
Dale Jr. glad to know there's no limit on his career.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy sit down with Marty Smith to describe the physical and mental limitations he experienced last year after suffering a concussion and how he's battled to get back behind the wheel.
Earnhardt Jr. overcomes insecurity after father's death.
Marty Smith passionately explains what it means for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to return to the racetrack after coping with the impact of his father's death.
Kevin Harvick relishing challenges he's facing in 2017
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.
The Clash at Daytona gets NASCAR season started Saturday night
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.
Munter 'vegan powered' for her ARCA return
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.
Team Preview: No. 6, Furniture Row Racing
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?
Theriault wins as ARCA opener ends under red
Austin Theriault won the ARCA race at Daytona under red flag conditions after a late accident damaged part of the track's SAFER barrier.
SCAT evaluations now mandatory for drivers in crashes
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's Biffle won't race full time this season
NASCAR driver Greg Biffle says he won't race full time this season but if the right opportunity arises, he'll consider returning.
Danica adamant sponsor was fairly promoted
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.
Why Dale Jr.'s mind can't quit racing
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.
Kurt Busch facing lawsuit from former agent
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.
These aren't your average new kids on the NASCAR block
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.
New NASCAR rules mean faster penalties in 2017
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.
Team Preview: No. 7, Richard Childress Racing
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?
NASCAR's new format change to vary by race
Because of the differences in race lengths from track to track, NASCAR will modify its new race format.
While you were sleeping: New NASCAR rules and more for 2017
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?
Team Preview: No. 8, JTG Daugherty Racing
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?
Thoughts turn to love of the sport on Valentine's Day
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.
Team Preview: No. 9, Wood Brothers Racing
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.
Hard to pick against JR Motorsports for Xfinity Series front-runner
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.
Team Preview: No. 10, Roush Fenway Racing
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.
Charges dropped in Mike Wallace assault case
The charges against three men accused of assaulting Mike Wallace and his family have been dropped.
Plan to reduce track practice time scaled back
NASCAR decides not to scale back practice time as previously thought.
Youth movement going strong in Camping World Truck Series
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?
Andrea Mueller takes the lead as engineer for NASCAR Cup team
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.
Cup team preview: Not in our top 10
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.
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