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Saturday July 04, 2015
  • Split-second decisions can lead to glory, or disaster, at Daytona
  • Drivers know that the decisions they make in the blink of an eye at Daytona International Speedway can lead to a victory, or end up causing a massive wreck. "It's all about survival," says Ryan Newman of Richard Childress Racing.

  • NASCAR meets with driver council for 2nd time about rules
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The newly formed driver council met with NASCAR for a second time Saturday and it may have led to a new rules package for upcoming races at Indianapolis and Michigan.

  • Just the facts: All you need to know for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
  • It's a Fourth of July weekend tradition to follow the action in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Daytona International Speedway. Check out all you need to know for Sunday night's Coke Zero 400 from the 2.5-mile superspeedway.

  • NBC returns to NASCAR coverage with Sunday race at Daytona
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) For 29 years, the summer race at Daytona International Speedway was a part of the nation's birthday.

  • Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather.

  • Rain (and fast practice time) puts Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the pole
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole in Sunday night's Coke Zero 400 after Sprint Cup qualifying is rained out Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway. With the field set by fastest times in Friday's first practice session, Austin Dillon will start alongside Earnhardt on the front row.

  • Kyle Busch pushes for even more safety improvements at tracks
  • Kyle Busch calls for the elimination of all grass near racing surfaces, as well as other safety improvements, as he makes his return to Daytona International Speedway.

  • NASCAR driver Kyle Busch wants grass removed from tracks
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Kyle Busch has become the unwitting poster boy for NASCAR safety improvements.

  • Late TV broadcaster Byrnes honored with Squier-Hall Award
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Late television broadcaster Steve Byrnes has won the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media excellence.

  • Steve Byrnes named 2016 recipient of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence
  • The NASCAR Hall of Fame has named longtime FOX NASCAR analyst Steve Byrnes the recipient of the 2016 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. Byrnes, who passed away on April 21, was a staple on NASCAR weekends and on NASCAR Race Hub on FOX Sports 1.

    Superspeedways


    Daytona_Intl_Speedway (54K) Superspeedways are oval racetracks that are greater than two miles in length. The two most famous superspeedways are the Daytona International Speedway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 1988 after a few horrific crashes at both Daytona and Talladega NASCAR introduced the restrictor plate for each of the respected tracks. The reduced power affects not only the maximum speed reached by the cars but the time it takes them to achieve their full speed as well, which can be nearly one full lap of the track. The racing seen at superspeedways today is extremely tight; often in rows of three or four cars wide, and sometimes even 5 wide on the straightaways throughout most of the field, as the tracks are wide enough to permit such racing. Today The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series runs on 6 Superspeedway Race Tracks. Follow the links below to learn more about each Superspeedway race track.

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