Insiders debate: Bubba Wallace a top-10 driver?
Driver of the No. 43 considered elite now? Most impressive Daytona driver? A dirty win by Austin Dillon? Our NASCAR experts answer these questions and more following the conclusion of the first of 36 Cup races in 2018.
A lot to look forward to for Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing
Tony Stewart could smile after Aric Almirola's 11th-place finish in the Daytona 500, a feeling that hiring the 33-year-old driver to the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 10 car was the right move.
'Dale would thank him for tonight.' Austin Dillon breaks through in No. 3
Earnhardt Nation has been reluctant to embrace Austin Dillon. But even on a miserable anniversary date, Dillon gave Dale Sr. fans a reason to smile.
Craven: Dillon's final lap 'not dirty.'
Ricky Craven defends Austin Dillon's move on the final lap of the Daytona 500, saying Aric Almirola "waited too long" in his attempt to block Dillon.
Richard Childress gets emotional talking Monday morning about the No. 3 winning the Daytona 500 with Dale Earnhardt, and now 20 years later, with his grandson Austin Dillon.
No pain, no gain? Austin Dillon and some members of his team got tattoos last night in celebration of the Daytona 500 win. Dillon says the tattoo won't be seen — it is on his posterior — and one of his crew members patted him on the butt this morning and it was a little painful. Crew chief Justin Alexander said he will get a tattoo if Dillon wins the Cup title.
The Daytona 500 winning No. 3 car of Austin Dillon has a new home — as part of a display for tours at Daytona International Speedway. The Richard Childress Racing team will have its picture taken by the car — and the blown tire from the burnout — later this morning.
Emotional Wallace embraces family after Daytona debut.
After Bubba Wallace Jr. finishes second in the Daytona 500, he hugs his mother and sister before becoming emotional discussing his family's struggles in the past few years.
Danica's final Daytona ends in disappointment
Danica Patrick established records for female drivers in NASCAR but never took the checkered flag. Her final race ended prematurely when, halfway through Sunday's Daytona 500, Patrick was part of a seven-car wreck that finished her stock car career.
Danica enjoying fans, atmosphere but not the result.
After finishing 35th due to a wreck at the Daytona 500, Danica Patrick shares how she'd like to be remembered as a driver and thanks her family, friends and fans for the support.
Dillon calls Daytona 500 'everything to every driver.'
Austin Dillon says 20 years ago, he was in victory lane for Dale Earnhardt Sr. celebrating his own Daytona 500 victory. Dillon tells the story of a lucky penny and what meaning the race means to him.
Wallace emotional after Daytona debut.
After finishing second in his debut Daytona 500, Bubba Wallace Jr. hugs his mother and then becomes emotional discussing the struggles his family has been through the last few years and the support they give him.
Richard Childress in Victory Lane: "I don't know if people really understood how much pressure my grandson (Austin Dillon) felt when he took over that 3 car. I told the Dale Earnhardt fans to be patient, they'd get their payoff. I hope that's how they see this tonight. This is for them."
An emotional Darrell Wallace Jr. finished second in the Daytona 500 struggles to regain his composure after seeing his mother and sister after the race.
Austin Dillon wins Daytona in No. 3 car.
Without leading the entire race, Austin Dillon takes the lead in turn 3 of the final lap to win the Daytona 500 in the No. 3 car, 20 years after Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his lone Daytona 500.
3, 43, 11 take top 3 in #Daytona500. If my gearhead nerd brain is correct, I believe those are also the top three winning car numbers in NASCAR history (though not in that order).
Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500.
In a crash-filled race, Austin Dillon takes the lead on the final lap and wins the Daytona 500, bringing the iconic No. 3 back into victory lane.
Danica involved in midrace crash.
In her final NASCAR race, Danica Patrick gets caught up in an accident ahead of her on Lap 102 of the Daytona 500 and would finish 35th.
Austin Dillon wins the Daytona 500 as leader Aric Almirola is sent for a spin on the final lap. Darrell Wallace Jr. was second.
Major wreck sends Daytona 500 to overtime.
With two laps to go, Kurt Busch gets turned into the corner, causing a chain-reaction accident with multiple cars.
On the 17th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death, Austin Dillon wins the Daytona 500 in the number three car.
The running order as the Daytona 500 heads into its first overtime, which is a two-lap dash to the finish: Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Chris Buescher, Austin Dillon, Paul Menard, Darrell Wallace Jr., Joey Logano, AJ Allmendinger, Ryan Blaney, Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell. Those are the only cars on the lead lap.
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