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PBS Documentary 'Makers' Puts Spotlight On Danica Patrick

Profile airs two days after her anticipated Daytona 500 appearance

Danica Patrick is accustomed to hearing the word "first" attached as a suffix to her name. She's the first woman to win a race in the IndyCar series, first woman to finish among the top three in the Indianapolis 500, first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole.

SPOILER ALERT: Lead changes galore mark 2010 Daytona 500

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SPOILER ALERT: Danica Patrick impresses in stock car debut, confirms NASCAR debut in Daytona

Danica qualified 12th for her first NASCAR race, the ARCA Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 held at Daytona Raceway. After a lot of bumping, a few runs through the infield, a skid or two, a race stoppage, a lot of time in the pits and a lot of running on the outside line, she finished the race in sixth.

Report: 2011 Mustang GT to pace Daytona 500

According to the pony car lovers over at Mustang Heaven, a Ford will pace the Daytona 500 for the first time since the Torino GT convertible did the deed way back in 1970. As you may have surmised, the actual pace car will be a 2011 Ford Mustang GT, equipped wit

SPOILER ALERT: Daytona 500 rain-soaked results

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Chevy Camaro Daytona 500 Pace Car unveiled

The Daytona 500 has been paced by Corvettes the last two years in a row, but there's a new breed of performance car in the bowtie barn; thy name is Camaro. This past weekend Chevy's modern muscle car was officially announced as the pace vehicle for the 51st running of the famous Daytona 500, re

Chevy Camaro to be Official Pace Car of the Daytona 500?

The folks over at Camaro5 have just posted a snapshot of a local print ad showing the 2009 Daytona 500 Pace Car. As you can probably guess from the name of the forum, the pace car will be the 2010 Chevy Camaro. Although the ad shows a stock V6 RS, we're guessing it might look a little spiffier when it takes to the track. The V6 could stay – after all, it packs a V8-like 3

Nap Time to Lap Time: 74-year-old James Hylton to race at Daytona

This year Hylton will attempt to qualify once again for the Daytona 500, stock car racing's most celebrated event, appropriately held in Florida. He made an attempt last year, but had to, um...retire due to a broken hip clutch. If he makes the grid this year at age 74, he'll be the oldest driver ever to run the Daytona 500. But his team isn't planning on letting gramps take a nap after that, as they're hoping he'll stay for the full season. Well ain't that a kick in

[Spoiler Alert] Daytona 500 ends with surprising winner

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Toyota earns first ever NASCAR win

Remember when Joe Gibbs Racing dropped Chevy for Toyota last September? Not only did Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin trade in their bow tie stickers for an adhesive Camry grille, but Toyota gained some serious driving talent. The move has paid off quickly for Toyota, which just scored its first NASCAR win thanks to Denny Hamlin, who won the second Gatorade Duel qualifying rac

Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson wins pole, Earnhardt Jr. takes Bud Shootout

Regardless of whether or not you're a NASCAR fan, there's no denying that the motorsport is starting off its 2008 season in the best possible way. Early festivities for the season opener Daytona 500 began this past weekend and resulted in Jimmie Johnson, last season's champion, taking the pole position. Next to

Daytona 500 results [Spoiler Alert!]

The 49th running of the Daytona 500 has just finished and the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season is underway. For those who have TiVo'd the Great American Race and don't know who won yet, we've put the results after the jump.

GM memorializes Earnhardt with Web site

Six years ago today, Dale Earnhardt died in a 150-mph crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500. To commemorate the date (and the release of "Dale: The Movie"), General Motors has dedicated "The Power of 3" Web site to the memory of Dale Earnhardt.

NASCAR team owner Richard Childress goes vintage

Six-time Winston/Nextel Cup winner Richard Childress is sitting in the driver's seat of an enterprise not often associated with NASCAR: a vineyard. Childress and business partner Greg Johns own Childress Vineyards, 65 acres of wine country in Lexington, North Carolina, just a stone's throw from his racing headquarters in Welcome.

Daytona 500: The Fragrance

Marketing is an amazing thing these days... this is right up there with Tony Stewart's sweaty towel.