earnhardt jr wins 2014 daytona 500Finally! Earnhardt Jr. Wins 2014 Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—In a race that started in broad daylight and ended 42 minutes before midnight, and with a swatch of tape covering part of his grille, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-interrupted 56th running of the Daytona 500 Sunday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Earnhardt was a car-length ahead of Denny Hamlin when NASCAR threw the seventh caution of the race a split second before Earnhardt crossed the finish line to win the Great American Race for the second time in his career.

Under NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup format, Earnhardt's 20th career Sprint Cup Series victory almost assuredly locks him into the 10-race postseason playoff, set to start at Chicagoland Speedway in September.

Hamlin came home second as the race ended under caution, with Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and reigning series champion Jimmie Johnson running third through fifth, respectively.

In Victory Lane, Earnhardt didn't even try to contain his elation. After all, he had just broken a 55-race winless streak. After finishing second in three last four Daytona 500s, he had just won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener in his last year with crew chief Steve Letarte, who is headed for the TV booth in 2015.

And he had just won his second Daytona 500 a decade after winning his first, holding off Hamlin in a dramatic two-lap dash to the finish.

"Man, winning this race is the greatest feeling that you can feel in the sport, aside from obviously accepting the trophy for the championship," Earnhardt all but shouted over the din of the celebration. "I didn't know if I'd ever get a chance to feel that again, and it feels just as good, if not better than the first because of how hard we tried year after year after year, running second all those years and wondering why and what we needed to do.

"I've got to get my head together ... This race car was awesome. We showed them all night long how good a car we had, and it's because of these guys right here (his team) putting it together in the shop. We could fight off battles after battles. We got a little help from Jeff (Gordon) to get away on that (last) restart and tried to take care of it from there.

"This is amazing. I can't believe this is happening. I'll never take this for granted, because this just doesn't happen twice, let alone once. I'm so thankful. Thanks to all my fans out there for supporting. We pretty much might be in the Chase? We get that off our chest and we are two-time Daytona 500 champion!"

After a rain delay of 6 hours 22 minutes, the race ran-caution-free from a restart on Lap 47 to Lap 145, when a wild 13-car wreck in Turn 4 thinned the field.

On the inside of a three-wide trio with Brian Scott and Aric Almirola, Kevin Harvick drifted up the track and clipped Brian Scott's Chevrolet, sending Scott into Almirola's Ford and turning it sideways.

Almirola hit Danica Patrick's No. 10 Chevrolet, which shot nose-first into the outside wall in the tri-oval, destroying the car. The No. 3 Chevy of polesitter Austin Dillon also sustained damage but remained on the lead lap.

Dillon's Richard Childress Racing teammate, Paul Menard, wasn't as fortunate. His No. 27 Chevy, which had led 29 laps, was heavily damaged and lost 14 laps as his team worked feverishly to repair it.
"What the hell happened?" Patrick said, as she slid to a stop in the soggy infield grass.

Sixteen laps after the first major incident of the race, Dillon's Chevrolet got loose and tapped the No. 42 of fellow rookie Kyle Larson, triggering an 11-car wreck that slowed the race. At Lap 184, 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne slammed into the outside wall on the backstretch to cause the fifth caution of the race.
On Lap 194, contact between Dillon and the No. 31 Chevrolet of RCR teammate Ryan Newman ignited a seven-car wreck in Turn 3 that set up the wild finish. Earnhardt, who was in the lead, ran over the swatch of Bear Bond (tape) from Newman's car under the yellow and tried in vain to remove the tape by driving within inches of the pace car.

First out of the race was Martin Truex Jr., whose luck turned from bad to worse on Sunday. With his primary car destroyed in a last-lap wreck in Thursday night's Budwesier Duel at Daytona, Truex had to give up his second-place starting position and take the green flag from the rear of the field in a backup car.
On Lap 32, Truex's engine expired after the oil pump belt dislodged, forcing an early exit from a race the driver of the No. 78 Chevrolet thought he had a chance to win.

"The car was super-fast today, and I went to bed last night thinking that this was my best shot ever to win the Daytona 500 and really felt that way, even today," Truex said. "The car was just so good, and we were just riding around and biding our time, being patient and trying to get to the end of this thing.
"Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be."

It wasn't meant to be for Tony Stewart or Clint Bowyer either.

Stewart, in his first points race after missing the final 15 events of 2013 with a broken right leg, took his No. 14 Chevrolet to the garage with a fuel pressure problem after completing 118 laps, frustrated in his 16th fruitless attempt to win the Daytona 500. Bowyer's engine expired after 127 laps, relegating the driver of the No. 15 Toyota to a 42nd-place finish.

Stewart ended the race in 35th, 26 laps down.

daytona0Kenseth Wins Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla - With an assist from Mother Nature, Matt Kenseth is a Daytona 500 champion.

Kenseth won his first Daytona 500 in his 10th attempt after NASCAR called the race on lap 152 when rain hit the Daytona International Speedway.

A line of heavy rain descended upon the speedway near the 150 lap mark and when the skies finally opened NASCAR was forced to make the race official and declare the leader Kenseth the winner.

Kenseth passed Elliott Sadler on Lap 146 just before the eighth and final caution came out for a spin on the backstretch by Aric Almirola. The field ran under the yellow for six laps before finally getting called to pit road and at 6:30 p.m. (ET). The race became official after a 20 minute wait.

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Event Schedule
(Times are local to the Track)

Saturday, February 9
10:35 AM - 11:55 AM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE (CLASH)
6:30 PM MENCS RANDOM DRAWING FOR STARTING POSITION (FAN ZONE) & DRAWING FOR PIT

Sunday, February 10
10:00 AM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
2:30 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM MENCS RACE (75 LAPS, 187.5 MILES)

 

 

The Advanced Auto Parts Clash At Daytona Tidbits

History

·        The first Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona was held on February 11, 1979, and the event was won by Buddy Baker (194.384 MPH).

·        This weekend’s event will be the 41st running of the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.  

·        The number of participants has ranged from a low of seven in 1981 to a high of 28 in 2009.

·        Like the past two seasons, the starting field for the 2019 Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria. (20 drivers are eligible for this year’s event).

·        The format for The Clash at Daytona has changed 14 times since its inception in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 1979.

Starts

·        In total, 116 different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have competed in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona; 85 of the 116 drivers have participated in more than one.

·        The top 10 drivers (all-time) with the most Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona appearances: Mark Martin (24), Bill Elliott (23), Jeff Gordon (22), Ken Schrader (19), Rusty Wallace (19), Terry Labonte (18), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (16), Geoff Bodine (16), Jimmie Johnson (16) and Ricky Rudd (16).  

·        The top 10 (active) drivers with the most Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona appearances: Jimmie Johnson (16), Kurt Busch (15), Kevin Harvick (14), Ryan Newman (14), Denny Hamlin (13), Jamie McMurray (12), Kyle Busch (12), Joey Logano (10), Martin Truex Jr. (7), Brad Keselowski (6) and Clint Bowyer (5).

·        Jeff Gordon has appeared in the most consecutive Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona races, competing in 22 consecutive events from 1994-2015.

·        Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in consecutive Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona starts with 16 (2003 – 2018).

Wins

·        A total of 23 different drivers have won the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.

·        NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona wins with six victories (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).

·        Denny Hamlin (three: 2006, 2014, 2016) and Kevin Harvick (three: 2009, 2010, 2013) lead all active drivers in the Advanced Auto Part Clash at Daytona wins with three each.

 

·        There have been nine multiple winners in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona:

o   Dale Earnhardt won six events, most all-time (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).

o   Dale Jarrett won in 1996, 2000 and 2004.

o   Kevin Harvick won in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

o   Tony Stewart won in 2001, 2002 and 2007.

o   Denny Hamlin won in 2006, 2014 and 2016.

o   Other multiple winners: Neil Bonnett (1983-1984), Ken Schrader, (1989-1990), Jeff Gordon (1994 and 1997), and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003 and 2008).

 

·        Bonnett, Schrader, Stewart and Harvick are the only drivers to win back-to-back Clash at Daytona races.

·        No driver has won three consecutive Clash events.

 

·        Buddy Baker (1979), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Jeff Gordon (1994), Dale Jarrett (1996) and Denny Hamlin (2006) all won the first Clash at Daytona in which they competed.

·        Only six times in the 38-year history of the race has the winner gone on to win the Daytona 500:

              Bobby Allison (1982)

              Bill Elliott (1987)

              Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000)

Jeff Gordon (1997)

Denny Hamlin (2016)

 

·        There have been four winners from the pole: Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader(1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).

·        Two drivers have swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 pole and Daytona 500 from 1979-2018: Dale Jarrett (2000) and Bill Elliott (1987)

·        One driver has swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 from 1979-2018: Bobby Allison (1982).

·        Seven drivers have won the Clash at Daytona (1979-2018) and the championship in the same season. Dale Earnhardt is the only one to have accomplished it multiple times (four).

Tony Stewart (2002)

Jeff Gordon (1997)

Dale Earnhardt (1993, 1991, 1986 and 1980)

Darrell Waltrip (1981)

 

·        Four drivers have won consecutive Clash at Daytona races (1979-2018). None went on to win that year’s Daytona 500.

Kevin Harvick (2009-10)

Tony Stewart (2000-01)

Ken Schrader (1990-91)

Neil Bonnett (1983-84)

 

     

      The Clash At Daytona Manufacturer Wins Recap

 

Manufacturer         Victories          Last Victory - Driver

Chevrolet                20                    2013 – Kevin Harvick

Ford                       9                      2018 – Brad Keselowski

Toyota                    4                      2016 – Denny Hamlin               

Buick                      2                      1982 – Bobby Allison

Oldsmobile             2                      1980 – Dale Earnhardt

Pontiac                   2                      2002 – Tony Stewart

Dodge                    1                      2011 – Kurt Busch

 

 

 

By the Numbers: The Advance Auto Parts Clash At Daytona

.013 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kyle Busch over Tony Stewart in 2012, the closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history

.058 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kurt Busch over Jamie McMurray in 2011, the second-closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history

.080 – Margin of victory in seconds by Dale Earnhardt over Sterling Marlin in 1995, the third-closest margin of victory in the Clash at Daytona history

1 – Laps led by Rusty Wallace (1998), Neil Bonnett (1983-84), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Dale Jarrett (2000 and 2004) and Kevin Harvick (2009) in the Clash at Daytona races they won

2.75 – Average finish by Dale Earnhardt, best by any driver with multiple starts

4 – Number of drivers to win the Clash at Daytona from the pole position – Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader (1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).

5 – Drivers who have won the event in their first appearance (Buddy Baker, 1979; Dale Earnhardt, 1980; Jeff Gordon, 1994; Dale Jarrett, 1996; Denny Hamlin, 2006) – every driver entered this season has made a previous Clash appearance

6 – Number of the Clash at Daytona wins by Dale Earnhardt, the series leader (1980, 86, 88, 91, 93, 95)

7 – Number of fewest starters in the field for the Clash at Daytona (1981)

11 – Number of starts before winning, most since race began in 1979 (Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin)

14 – Number of different leaders in the 2009 event, most since race began in 1979

20 – Number of wins by Chevrolet in the Clash at Daytona, leads all manufacturers

22 – Most consecutive starts in the Clash at Daytona by a driver - Jeff Gordon (1994-2015).

27 – Kevin Harvick’s starting position in 2009, the lowest by a race winner in the event’s history

28 – Number of lead changes in the 2011 event, highest number since race began in 1979

44 – Laps led by Greg Biffle in 2005, the most by a driver who did not win the event

47 – Laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008, the most in a single Clash at Daytona.

197.802 mph – The fastest average speed of the race for the Clash at Daytona was in 1987 won by Bill Elliott

The Advanced Auto Parts Clash At Daytona Tidbits
 
History
·        The first Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona was held on February 11, 1979, and the event was won by Buddy Baker (194.384 MPH).
·        This weekend’s event will be the 41st running of the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.  
·        The number of participants has ranged from a low of seven in 1981 to a high of 28 in 2009.
·        Like the past two seasons, the starting field for the 2019 Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria. (20 drivers are eligible for this year’s event).
·        The format for The Clash at Daytona has changed 14 times since its inception in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 1979.
Starts
·        In total, 116 different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have competed in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona; 85 of the 116 drivers have participated in more than one.
·        The top 10 drivers (all-time) with the most Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona appearances: Mark Martin (24), Bill Elliott (23), Jeff Gordon (22), Ken Schrader (19), Rusty Wallace (19), Terry Labonte (18), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (16), Geoff Bodine (16), Jimmie Johnson (16) and Ricky Rudd (16).  
·        The top 10 (active) drivers with the most Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona appearances: Jimmie Johnson (16), Kurt Busch (15), Kevin Harvick (14), Ryan Newman (14), Denny Hamlin (13), Jamie McMurray (12), Kyle Busch (12), Joey Logano (10), Martin Truex Jr. (7), Brad Keselowski (6) and Clint Bowyer (5).
·        Jeff Gordon has appeared in the most consecutive Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona races, competing in 22 consecutive events from 1994-2015.
·        Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in consecutive Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona starts with 16 (2003 – 2018).
Wins
·        A total of 23 different drivers have won the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona.
·        NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona wins with six victories (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).
·        Denny Hamlin (three: 2006, 2014, 2016) and Kevin Harvick (three: 2009, 2010, 2013) lead all active drivers in the Advanced Auto Part Clash at Daytona wins with three each.
 
·        There have been nine multiple winners in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona:
o   Dale Earnhardt won six events, most all-time (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).
o   Dale Jarrett won in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
o   Kevin Harvick won in 2009, 2010 and 2013.
o   Tony Stewart won in 2001, 2002 and 2007.
o   Denny Hamlin won in 2006, 2014 and 2016.
o   Other multiple winners: Neil Bonnett (1983-1984), Ken Schrader, (1989-1990), Jeff Gordon (1994 and 1997), and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003 and 2008).
 
·        Bonnett, Schrader, Stewart and Harvick are the only drivers to win back-to-back Clash at Daytona races.
·        No driver has won three consecutive Clash events.
 
·        Buddy Baker (1979), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Jeff Gordon (1994), Dale Jarrett (1996) and Denny Hamlin (2006) all won the first Clash at Daytona in which they competed.
·        Only six times in the 38-year history of the race has the winner gone on to win the Daytona 500:
              Bobby Allison(1982)
             Bill Elliott (1987)
              Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000)
Jeff Gordon (1997)
Denny Hamlin (2016)
 
·        There have been four winners from the pole: Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader(1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).
·        Two drivers have swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 pole and Daytona 500 from 1979-2018: Dale Jarrett (2000) and Bill Elliott (1987)
·        One driver has swept the Clash at Daytona, Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 from 1979-2018: Bobby Allison (1982).
·        Seven drivers have won the Clash at Daytona (1979-2018) and the championship in the same season. Dale Earnhardt is the only one to have accomplished it multiple times (four).
Tony Stewart (2002)
Jeff Gordon (1997)
Dale Earnhardt (1993, 1991, 1986 and 1980)
Darrell Waltrip (1981)
 
·        Four drivers have won consecutive Clash at Daytona races (1979-2018). None went on to win that year’s Daytona 500.
Kevin Harvick (2009-10)
Tony Stewart (2000-01)
Ken Schrader (1990-91)
Neil Bonnett (1983-84)
 
     
      The Clash At Daytona Manufacturer Wins Recap
 
Manufacturer         Victories          Last Victory - Driver
Chevrolet                20                    2013 – Kevin Harvick
Ford                       9                      2018 – Brad Keselowski
Toyota                    4                      2016 – Denny Hamlin               
Buick                      2                      1982 – Bobby Allison
Oldsmobile             2                      1980 – Dale Earnhardt
Pontiac                   2                      2002 – Tony Stewart
Dodge                    1                      2011 – Kurt Busch

 
 
By the Numbers: The Advance Auto Parts Clash At Daytona
.013 Margin of victory in seconds by Kyle Busch over Tony Stewart in 2012, the closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history
.058 Margin of victory in seconds by Kurt Busch over Jamie McMurray in 2011, the second-closest margin in the Clash at Daytona history
.080 Margin of victory in seconds by Dale Earnhardt over Sterling Marlin in 1995, the third-closest margin of victory in the Clash at Daytona history
1– Laps led by Rusty Wallace (1998), Neil Bonnett (1983-84), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Dale Jarrett (2000 and 2004) and Kevin Harvick (2009) in the Clash at Daytona races they won
2.75 – Average finish by Dale Earnhardt, best by any driver with multiple starts
4 Number of drivers to win the Clash at Daytona from the pole position – Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987), Ken Schrader (1989) and Denny Hamlin (2014).
5 – Drivers who have won the event in their first appearance (Buddy Baker, 1979; Dale Earnhardt, 1980; Jeff Gordon, 1994; Dale Jarrett, 1996; Denny Hamlin, 2006) – every driver entered this season has made a previous Clash appearance
6 Number of the Clash at Daytona wins by Dale Earnhardt, the series leader (1980, 86, 88, 91, 93, 95)
7 Number of fewest starters in the field for the Clash at Daytona (1981)
11 Number of starts before winning, most since race began in 1979 (Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin)
14 Number of different leaders in the 2009 event, most since race began in 1979
20 Number of wins by Chevrolet in the Clash at Daytona, leads all manufacturers
22 Most consecutive starts in the Clash at Daytona by a driver - Jeff Gordon (1994-2015).
27 – Kevin Harvick’s starting position in 2009, the lowest by a race winner in the event’s history
28 – Number of lead changes in the 2011 event, highest number since race began in 1979
44 – Laps led by Greg Biffle in 2005, the most by a driver who did not win the event
47– Laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008, the most in a single Clash at Daytona.
197.802 mph– The fastest average speed of the race for the Clash at Daytona was in 1987 won by Bill Elliott

1999 Daytona 500Gordon holds off Earnhardt at finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The finish was the one nearly everyone wanted -- The Kid and The Intimidator going bumper-to-bumper. Even Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt wanted it that way at the Daytona 500.

Using the type of daring moves Earnhardt has made so many times, Gordon won NASCAR's premier event on Sunday in a thrilling late-race shootout with the man he called "The Master."

"He's taught me so much out there," Gordon said. "He's probably going to tell you I learned too much from him."

Earnhardt, who finally won his first Daytona 500 last year in his 20th try, did everything he could to catch Gordon on the last trip around the high-banked, 2½-mile oval. His black No. 3 Chevy moved high on the banking and low on the banking but couldn't find an opening.

"Trying to keep him behind me is one of the hardest things I've ever done at Daytona," said Gordon, who also won the Winston Cup season-opener in 1997.

89 Daytona 500 darrell waltrip

Waltrip's Gas Gamble Wins Daytona 500; Hendrick Chevys Run 1-2-4

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Feb. 19) -- Darrell Waltrip stretched his fuel supply in the final laps and won the dramatic Daytona 500, outlasting the speedier Ken Schrader and Dale Earnhardt at Daytona International Speedway.

Waltrip drove non-stop the final 53 laps (132.5 miles) and beat runner-up Schrader by 7.64 seconds to score his first win in stock car racing's premier event in 17 tries. Schrader, who won the pole and led most of the way, dropped out of the lead when he made a pit stop for fuel with 11 laps to go. Second running Dale Earnhardt pitted with Schrader, giving the lead to Alan Kulwicki.

Kulwicki, like Waltrip, tried to go the remaining distance -- but he was foiled by a flat tire four laps from the finish.

Waltrip drove his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet into first place in the 197th of 200 laps and coasted to the finish line first. He won $184,900 for his 74th career Winston Cup triumph.

1979 Daytona 500 winner Richard PettyCale and 'Donnybrook' Escapade Spices Daytona Thriller; Petty Wins

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Feb. 18) -- Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough took each other out in a spectacular last lap wreck, opening the door for Richard Petty to win his sixth Daytona 500.

The $73,900 victory snapped Petty's 45-race winless skid. He was running 15 seconds behind the Allison-Yarborough duel entering the final lap.

Allison and Yarborough both made up incredible deficits to become the principles in the first 500-miler to be televised flag-to-flag live. Allison made up one lap and Yarborough came from three laps down following a spin in the 32nd lap. As the pair whipped onto the 3,000 foot backstretch for the final time, Yarborough tried to slingshot under Allison's Oldsmobile. Allison skipped down two lanes and blocked the move. Yarborough ran out of room and got all four tires in the dirt. Without lifting the throttle, Cale came back onto the track and collided with Allison. Both cars fused together and plowed into the third turn wall. The cars slid down the banking and came to rest in the infield.

69 D 500 LeeRoyTire Gamble Works; LeeRoy Whips Charlie in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Feb. 23) -- With the advantage of a soft compound tire he got on the final pit stop, LeeRoy Yarbrough ran down Charlie Glotzbach in the final lap and won the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Yarbrough, driving the Junior Johnson Ford, pitted for new tires on lap 181 of the 200 lap contest, and returned to the track 11 seconds behind the Glotzbach Dodge. Crew chief Herb Nab decided to place a soft compound tire on the left rear wheel -- affording better traction and more speed, but less durability. Glotzbach made his final pit stop on lap 186 and took two regular compound tires.

"The tires made the difference," said a jubilant Yarbrough. "It was the pit crew's decision and they deserve credit for this victory. I was thinking I might run second again (he wound up a close second in 1968), but I saw I was gaining on him. I knew the car had the power when I needed it."

Glotzbach finished a car length behind in second place. "He just beat me," said the Georgetown, IN driver. "There's no defense that I know of against the slingshot. I wasn't going to run him off in the grass or put him in the wall. I finished second. I could've finished last."

2019 SpeedweeksSpeedweeks Presented By AdventHealth Schedule
*schedule subject to change


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7TH
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth Kick-Off at ONE DAYTONA

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8TH
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
USAC National .25 Midgets races located in the infield

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Motorsports Hall of Fame open in Ticket & Tours building

9:30 am - 10:30 am
ARCA Practice

3:30 pm
ARCA Qualifying

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
USAC National .25 Midgets races located in the infield

10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Midway display area opens

10:00 am
MainGate merchandise vendor open between Axalta and Chevrolet Injectors

10:00 am
Frontstretch Gates & UNOH Fanzone open

11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Kids area open inside UNOH Fanzone

1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
MENCS Practice 2

3:05 pm - 3:55 pm
MENCS Practice 3

4:15 pm
ARCA driver introductions

4:45 pm
Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire (80 laps, 200 miles)

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Advance Auto Parts Clash At DAYTONA Draw Event on Main Stage in UNOH Fanzone

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bash Before the Clash event in UNOH Fanzone

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Motorsports Hall of Fame open in Ticket & Tours building
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Midway display area open
9:00 am

MainGate merchandise vendor open between Axalta and Chevrolet Injectors
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worship Service - Midway suites 255/256
11:00 am

Frontstretch Gates & UNOH Fanzone open
12:15 pm

DAYTONA 500 Qualifying presented by Kroger
2:00 pm

Pre-Race Ceremonies Access: UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race pass required
2:30 pm

Advance Auto Parts Clash Driver Introductions
3:00 pm

Advance Auto Parts Clash At DAYTONA (75 Laps, 187.5 Miles)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 11TH
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NASCAR Racing Experience Ride-Along Program at DAYTONA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Daytona Tours available in Ticket & Tours Building

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12TH
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NASCAR Racing Experience Ride-Along Program at DAYTONA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Daytona Tours available in Ticket & Tours Building

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13TH
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NASCAR Racing Experience Ride-Along Program at DAYTONA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Daytona Tours available in Ticket & Tours Building

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14TH
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Motorsports Hall of Fame open in Ticket & Tours building

10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Midway display area open

10:00 am
MainGate merchandise vendor open between Axalta and Chevrolet Injectors

11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Kids area open inside UNOH Fanzone

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
NGOTS Rookie track ride

1:00 pm
UNOH Fanzone open

2:00 pm
Frontstretch Gates open

2:35 pm - 3:25 pm
NGOTS First Practice

4:35 pm - 5:25 pm
NGOTS Final Practice

5:45 pm - 6:40 pm
Pre-Race Ceremonies Access: UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race pass required

6:20 pm
MENCS Driver introductions

7:00 pm
Duel 1 (60 laps, 150 miles)

8:45 pm
Duel 2 (60 Laps, 150 Miles)

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15TH
9:00 am
Motorsports Hall of Fame open in Ticket & Tours building

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kids area open inside UNOH Fanzone

10:00 am
MainGate merchandise vendor open between Axalta and Chevrolet Injectors

11:00 am
UNOH Fanzone open

11:15 am - 11:30 am
NXS Rookie Track Ride

12:00 pm
Venue gates open

12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
NXS First Practice

1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
MENCS Practice

2:05 pm - 2:55 pm
NXS Final Practice

3:00 pm
Harley J’s Fan Hospitality opens in venue

3:05 pm - 3:55 pm
MENCS Practice

4:40 pm
NGOTS NextEra Energy 250 Qualifying (Single vehicle/Two rounds)

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Pre-Race Ceremonies Access: UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race pass required

7:00 pm
NextEra Energy 250 driver introductions

7:30 pm
NextEra Energy 250 (100 laps, 250 miles)


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16TH
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Midway display area open

8:00 am
MainGate merchandise vendor open between Axalta and Chevrolet Injectors

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kids area open inside UNOH Fanzone

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Motorsports Hall of Fame open in Ticket & Tours building

9:00 am
Frontstretch Gates & UNOH Fanzone open

9:40 am
NXS DAYTONA 300 Qualifying (Single Vehicle/Two Rounds)

12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
MENCS Final Practice

1:15 pm - 2:20 pm
Pre-Race Ceremonies Access: UNOH Fanzone Pre-Race pass required

2:00 pm
DAYTONA 300 driver introductions

2:30 pm
DAYTONA 300 (120 laps, 300 miles)

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17TH
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kids area open inside UNOH Fanzone

8:00 am
MainGate merchandise vendor open between Axalta and Chevrolet Injectors

8:00 am
Midway display area open

8:00 am
Harley Js opens Fan Hospitality opens in venue

8:00 am
UNOH Fanzone open

9:00 am
Frontstretch Gates open

2:00 pm
Pre-Race Ceremonies Access: UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race pass required

2:00 pm
DAYTONA 500 Driver Introductions

2:30 pm
61st DAYTONA 500 (200 laps, 500 miles)

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