Kyle Busch found one of the remaining hard barriers on a NASCAR track that isn't covered by an impact absorbing SAFER barrier during today's Xfinity Series race at Daytona. Busch hit the concrete wall inside Turn 1, suffering a right lower leg compound fracture and left mid-foot fracture from the impact.
Update: See bottom for newest idiots Fox News and ESPN. Today's Daytona 500 is currently in a weather delay, so Fox is airing last year's edition. Many NASCAR fans are incapable of reading the ticker at the bottom of the screen, and are live-tweeting the race out in excitement. Here are some of those dumbasses, as…
Ok, let me be honest right up front, I haven't raced at the Daytona 500 yet and therefore I haven't won it yet. However, I have a pretty good record on the super speedways of NASCAR, including a win in the Truck Series at Talladega, so I'm sure that I can explain to you how drafting works and, in doing so, how a race…
A quick refresher: NASCAR driver Jeremy Clements said something that was deemed racially insensitive in the presence of a NASCAR official and an MTV blogger following the Daytona 500, which was dumb, though we don't know how dumb because NASCAR, which suspended Clements indefinitely, won't tell us what he said, which…
NASCAR elected to go on with the Dayton 500 today after Kyle Larson's wreck at the same track yesterday, when his car's engine flew through the protective fence and into the crowd before debris injured 28 spectators. Jimmie Johnson won the race for his second career victory at the Daytona 500, but the biggest news…
In a sports moment rivaled only by Joe Namath's come-ons to Suzy Kolber, rapper 50 Cent—inexplicably making the infield rounds at the Daytona 500—took Fox's Erin Andrews to the Candy Shop of love, though it appears EA wasn't digging it so much. Before the race even started, we've had a massive wreck. [Fox]
One year ago, Danica Patrick won the pole at Daytona for the lesser circuit Nationwide Series. Today she won the pole at NASCAR's most prestigious race—scheduled next Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m.—with a lap of 196.434 mph.
FOX easily won the ratings battle with a rain-delayed, fire-delayed Daytona 500. There's a lesson here, and I'm pretty sure it's "don't underestimate the drawing power of things blowing up."
This will surprise absolutely nobody familiar with the constant shilling for products and sponsors that takes place before, during, and after NASCAR races, but when slapped together back-to-back it's worth realizing that yesterday's eventual postponement of the Daytona 500 wasn't a lost cause for everyone. [FOX]
Here is an open thread for all you adrenaline/high speed wreckage junkies. Feel free to use the comments to talk about other stuff while the race is on in the background.
Ross Shimabuku, Fox 5 San Diego's current sports anchor could teach a master class in subtlety. Of course, no one would know a thing about what "subtlety" means, but the arts are a dying skill anyway.
Authorities are looking for the person who broke into a guest services trailer at Daytona International Speedway and made off with 250 race credentials offering limited infield access to Sunday's Daytona 500.
It didn't cost her a ticket to ride—she'd already earned one—but Danica Patrick will lose starting position in Sunday's Daytona 500 grid after a nasty-looking wreck just one lap from finishing her first NASCAR Sprint Cup race, today's first of two Gatorade Duels.
OK. We get it. Trevor Bayne is going to save NASCAR. Or something like that. On Sunday, the apple-cheeked 20-year-old sent the motor sports world into an onanistic reverie by becoming the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500. It was only Bayne's second start in the big leagues of the Sprint Cup. No matter. He's…
On Aug. 31, 1996, I drove my Toyota Corolla onto the infield of Darlington Raceway. It was an import, driven by a guy from the North, but I done didn't care. From all accounts, the Southern 500 was a grand time in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. All accounts were correct.
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like NASCAR drivers who now know how the rest of the world lives. Except we don't get to take off work because of bad roads.