Tori Petry, ESPN Radio
Speedweeks. It's a term usually used to describe the events staged at Daytona International Speedway to rev up for the Daytona 500. For two years now, I have covered these few weeks of racing in February for ESPN Radio Ocala/Gainesville. This year, however, my Speedweeks got a little extra speed.
“I keep telling myself I like plate racing, but it’s getting harder and harder…” Jimmie Johnson tweeted the night he wrecked out of Daytona’s Sprint Unlimited on lap 15.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in a thrilling finish to the 55th annual Daytona 500. The five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion claimed his second Harley J. Earl trophy Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway. Johnson’s first Daytona 500 victory came in 2006. He started in the ninth position for both of his Daytona 500 race wins.
DAYTONA BEACH --A violent 12-car crash on the last lap of the DRIVE4COPD 300 sent a tire and other debris flying over the grandstand fence at Daytona International Speedway, injuring at least 28 fans, some critically, among the crowds watching the race from the grandstands.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch won their respective Budweiser Duels Thursday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway and will roll off the starting grid from the second row for Sunday’s 55th annual Daytona 500.
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