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Daytona 500 crash reminded Almirola of back-breaking shunt

NASCAR Cup racer Aric Almirola said his Daytona 500 crash was unnervingly reminiscent of the Kansas 2017 accident that left him with back injuries.

Ty Dillon hopes Daytona 500 "set the tone" for his 2019 season

It may not predict how the rest of the season will go, but Ty Dillon is proud of the effort that went into his sixth-place finish in Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Gallery: 2019 Daytona 500 in pictures

Take a look back on the thrilling, action-packed opening to the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season with some of our best shots from the 61st running of the Daytona 500.

Hamlin: 2019 Daytona 500 triumph "validates" first win

Denny Hamlin’s 2018 season was dispiriting, but his confidence never lowered.

Erik Jones' day of "never giving up" nets third at Daytona

By the looks of his car, it appeared Erik Jones had finished a race at Martinsville more so than Daytona.

Kyle Busch laments 500 loss, but admits JGR win is "what matters"

Kyle Busch came one position short of winning the Daytona 500 in his 14th attempt Sunday, and teamwork on a late-race restart may have played a role in his latest defeat.

McDowell: "My team doesn’t pay me to push Joey Logano to a win"

Joey Logano was looking for help from a fellow Ford driver but Michael McDowell had a different plan of attack.

"Heartbreaking" wreck ends DiBenedetto's "amazing" Daytona 500

An awe-inspiring outing by Matt DiBenedetto in the Daytona 500 turned from exciting to heartbreaking in just a single lap.

Ryan Preece both happy and frustrated with "intense" 500 debut

NASCAR Cup Series rookie Ryan Preece survived late-race carnage to come home eighth in Sunday’s Daytona 500 but feels he could have finished higher.

Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin wins as JGR goes 1-2-3

Joe Gibbs said his late son, J.D., “lives on in us” and Sunday Denny Hamlin took him to Victory Lane in the Daytona 500.

Daytona 500: Ryan Blaney beats Byron for Stage 2 win

Ryan Blaney withstood a last-lap charge from pole-winner William Byron to claim the Stage 2 victory in the Daytona 500.

Daytona 500: Kyle Busch wins Stage 1, brother Kurt wrecks

Kyle Busch, still looking for his first Daytona 500 victory, held off Alex Bowman to claim the Stage 1 victory at Daytona International Speedway.

JGR Toyota tipped for Chevy help in Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin has suggested that Toyota and Chevrolet teams may work together to combat the Fords in today’s Daytona 500.

Kevin Harvick's Speedweeks started slow but is gaining speed

Kevin Harvick enters Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 with plenty of confidence but Speedweeks hasn’t been entirely smooth for the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion.

Gallery: Daytona 500 starting lineup in pictures

Take a look at the complete starting lineup for the 61st running of the Daytona 500.

Single-file racing raises concerns for Daytona 500 spectacle

Single-file racing in NASCAR's Daytona week so far has led to concerns about the show in Sunday's Monster Energy Cup Series season-opening 500.

Michael McDowell tops final Daytona 500 practice session

Michael McDowell paced the final practice session Saturday prior to Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Joe Gibbs at Daytona: "I don't want to let J.D. down"

Joe Gibbs Racing may begin the 2019 NASCAR without co-founder J.D. Gibbs but Joe Gibbs insisted Friday that “J.D. lives on in us.”

Menard leads second Friday practice ahead of the Daytona 500

Friday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session ended up being a showcase for the new Ford Mustang.

Gallery: The Duels set the Daytona 500 grid

The twin 60-lap Duel races at Daytona International Speedway set the field for the 61st running of the Daytona 500 and offered the first points available for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Kyle Busch tops Friday's first NASCAR Cup practice at Daytona

Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. led the way in Friday’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session.

Parker Kligerman clinches "bittersweet" Daytona 500 ticket

Parker Kligerman should have been ecstatic making the Daytona 500 field, but his first concern was for his friend Ryan Truex, who didn’t.

Jimmie Johnson apologizes after turning Kyle Busch in Duel race

Another race at Daytona Speedweeks and Jimmie Johnson is engulfed in another controversy.