Thu 10 Jan 2013
The JGR drivers Hamlin, Kenseth and Bush set the top-three times testing the draft. Most teams concentrated on single car runs with Burton holding the single car fastest lap speed.
Fri 11 Jan 2013
NASCAR Sprint Cup testing was uneventful until Earnhardt Jr. decided to give Ambrose a push going down the back stretch. It did not work out as planned. A total of 12 cars were involved in the crash that followed.
Sat 12 Jan 2013
Gordon, McMurray and Earnhardt Jr. give their commentary on the multi-car testing crash Friday afternoon. Earnhardt took responsibility for starting it.
Sun 13 Jan 2013
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams wrapped up their Daytona International Speedway testing of the new cars for the 2013 season.
Thu 17 Jan 2013
The first day of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing in Charlotte was cancelled because of the weather. The Friday sessions have been extended for the Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota teams.
Sat 19 Jan 2013
NASCAR Sprint Cup cars finally get on track on Friday afternoon. Thursday there was rain, Friday morning ice behind the SAFER barriers
Mon 21 Jan 2013
Stewart-Haas Racing was first up on the tour today. Stewart has turned down Penske’s offer of a Indy 500 ride this year, but left open the possibility for the future.
Tue 22 Jan 2013
Richard Childress Racing looking to the Dillon brothers for the future, Earnhardt and Kurt Busch also make news at Charlotte.
Wed 23 Jan 2013
Turning over a new leaf may allow Kurt Busch to regain his championship ways with smaller team but one that has strong ties to Richard Childress Racing.
Fri 25 Jan 2013
Danica Patrick waited until the Charlotte Media Tour had ended before she finally revealed to the Associated Press who she is dating.
Thu 31 Jan 2013
Tue 05 Feb 2013
Mon 11 Feb 2013
Jeff Gordon notched his 87th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory last year at Homestead finale, and aims for number 88 at season opener in Daytona.
Tue 12 Feb 2013
Wed 13 Feb 2013
Thu 14 Feb 2013
The budding romance between Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took center stage and was not only addressed by the two of them but their fellow competitors as well.
Fri 15 Feb 2013
Sat 16 Feb 2013
Sun 17 Feb 2013
After turning the fastest lap in practice on Saturday, Patrick is looking to take her SHR Chevrolet SS to the Daytona 500 pole on Sunday.
Richard Childress Racing's Kevin Harvick took the first win of the 2013 season. The now named Sprint Unlimited "shootout" was a non-points race to open the NASCAR Cup season.
At this time, qualifying for the Daytona 500 is still continuing; however Danica Patrick currently holds the provisional pole.
Stewart-Haas Racing's Danica Patrick becomes first female to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole. Last year she won the Nationwide Series pole at Daytona.
Mon 18 Feb 2013
Wed 20 Feb 2013
Michael Waltrip and Kasey Kahne fastest as Sprint Cup drivers practice for Thursday’s Duel races to set final starting lineup except for the front row which locked in after Sunday’s qualifying.
Thu 21 Feb 2013
Kevin Harvick pocketed his second win at Daytona International Speedway. His first was the non-points Unlimited for the cash and now he has locked up a spot on the second row for the Daytona 500.
In the second fastest race in Duel history, Kyle Busch led 19 of the 60 laps to lock in a spot on the second row for the Daytona 500.
Fri 22 Feb 2013
Kevin Harvick won his second race in five days at Daytona with his win in the first Duel. In near record speed Kyle Busch took his second dual victory in Duel #2.
During the week Patrick has been surprised by the surge in female backers including visits by the daughters of NASCAR drivers Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon.
Sat 23 Feb 2013
Sun 24 Feb 2013
Jimmie Johnson wins his second Daytona 500 with Hendrick Chevrolet teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. on his bumper. Danica Patrick takes 8th place.
Mon 25 Feb 2013
Prior to his second win in the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener, the Hendrick Motorsport team dubbed Jimmie Johnson "Five Time". Today they changed his nickname to "Seven Time".
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