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9:58 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Denny Hamlin wasn’t happy with Darrell Wallace Jr.’s quip following their postrace Daytona 500 wreck Sunday night, and he appears to be losing the battle for public opinion. The NASCAR Cup veteran tweeted
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9:27 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now in South Korea. NASCAR officials might be thrilled about it. OK, partially thrilled. Earnhardt can be the greatest cheerleader of the sport. After the Daytona 500, he tweeted
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9:08 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick is a retired NASCAR driver. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a stellar deliverer of the “drivers, start your engines” command. And blocking leads to wrecks. Those are things
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Feb. 18 is the date everyone at Daytona International Speedway always dreads when it turns up on the calendar. Every other two-digit February day brought anniversaries, stories and smiles. Just this week, during the Daytona 500’s 60th anniversary celebration, each day was marked by memories. It was capped by Thursday’s 20th
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11:02 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Darrell Wallace Jr. couldn’t keep his emotions in check, from his finishing second in the Daytona 500 to a postrace accident with Denny Hamlin. Wallace, known as “Bubba,” hugged
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was
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Feb 19, 2018 Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick‘s NASCAR career ended with a crash and a 35th-place finish Sunday in the Daytona 500. Patrick was collected in a crash that involved Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick,
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Feb 19, 2018 Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson made his third visit to the Daytona International Speedway infield medical center in eight days, as a crash ended his day on Lap 60 of the Daytona
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We’ve taken the green flag on the 2018 season, but with 36 races, it’s more of a marathon than 600 miles at Charlotte. There’ll be plenty of chances for drivers to make history throughout the season, but what are the key statistical quirks and milestones worth watching for this season? Here’s a list to get
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8:17 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Caesar Bacarella nearly didn’t make it to Daytona International Speedway to race this weekend. He didn’t know if his heart was in it. The 42-year-old father of twin 8-year-old
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8:44 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — IndyCar drivers don’t often find great success in NASCAR, as the history books tell us (see Dario Franchitti, Sam Hornish Jr. and Danica Patrick). The most successful among the
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