Game Changer: Daytona Edition

dis_nscs_checkered_2_022116As the white flag flew over the field in Sunday’s Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin sat fourth, seemingly out of contention for the victory.

He proved to have the most dominant car in the field, leading 95 laps and remaining up front throughout the event. However, fate seemed out of his hands as the laps counted down. As he trailed his teammates and Martin Truex Jr. in the Toyota train at the front of the field, there seemed to be no moves to make. Read the rest of this entry

Compelling Atmosphere Highlights Prestige of Daytona 500

dis_pack_3_021716The most anticipated day in NASCAR has arrived. The 58th Annual Daytona 500 will go green on Sunday as 40 competitors chase a career defining victory. It’s 200 grueling laps with the promise of a single, monumental moment for one team.

Every year, the “Great American Race” is special. However, the magnitude of the event seems to grow exponentially with each passing season. And 2016 may be the most compelling running yet. Read the rest of this entry

Daytona 500 Preview

Ahead of Sunday’s Daytona 500, check out this preview highlighting vital stats, information, programming, and more.1Daytona500

Welcome to Speedweeks

daytonarising_seating1NASCAR is back.

As the entire racing world descends upon the world’s first motorsports stadium at Daytona International Speedway, the beginning of a new season is about to take the green flag.

Speedweeks is the most exciting week of the year. There will be plenty of action, thrills, and storylines. Bookmark this page throughout the week as everything pertaining to Speedweeks will be posted here. Look for plenty of articles, infographics, stats, and more over the course of the next ten days.  Read the rest of this entry

Speedweeks at Daytona Weekly Racing Schedule

Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway has arrived. The most exciting week in NASCAR is set to kick-off Friday and begin the 2016 season. Enjoy racing’s return and be sure to follow the complete track and TV schedule throughout Speedweeks. 1Daytona

NASCAR to Bring the Beat Back in 2016

nscs_daytona500_022115_greenflagNASCAR has seen tremendous change over the last decade. Once the sport’s rise came to a halt and the recession struck, stock car racing struggled. As a result, the sport began making changes and took a turn late in the first decade of the new century. However, the adjustments made then weren’t very effective.

Nearly a decade later, the changes NASCAR has implemented over the last four years are beginning to pay off. As excitement soars, the on-track product is improved, and the competition level reaches new heights, a new era has dawned for the sport. Read the rest of this entry

What’s Ahead in 2016

 

GEICO 500As the engines sit quiet in race shops and the high banks of Daytona International Speedway await the return of the thunderous pack of cars, final preparations are made for the 2016 season.

The upcoming year has the potential to be the most thrilling and intense season NASCAR has seen in quite some time. Through the implementation of the low-downforce package, abundance of rookie contenders and the third year of the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format; 2016 has the making to be epic.

Entering my twelfth year as a fan, I have never been more excited for the season to come. Why? It comes from a combination of the factors described above and knowing NASCAR is in a great position as the energy that once defined the sport returns. Read the rest of this entry

Happy New Year and Bring on 2016

Happy New Year NASCAR style! The beginning of 2016 marks the first time we can say that the Daytona 500 is next month. As preparations are made for the new season, keep it here for plenty of content ahead of what is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated seasons in quite some time.

The new year also means I’m graduating high school in six months and heading to North Carolina for college in eight months. Crazy thoughts for sure! Looking forward to sharing stories about all of these major happenings as the year progresses.

Keep up with all the headlines heading into the new season and my daily happenings by following me on twitter @NASCARJason.

Bring on 2016!

Top Five Images of 2015

Photo Credit: Chris Trotman

Photo Credit: Chris Trotman

By Jason Schultz/@NASCARJason The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was full of captivating moments.

From the early morning scene at Daytona International Speedway when Austin Dillon’s car flew into the catch fence to Kyle Busch’s championship celebration at Homestead-Miami Speedway after completing a miraculous comeback, it was a year of powerful images.

These moments among others tell the story of the 2015 season. While there were many moments and images to choose from, I’ll highlight five of the most powerful from a wild year in NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry

2015 Champion’s Week Schedule

Welcome to Champion’s Week! NASCAR has embarked on Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate the 2015 season, the 16 Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders and 2015 Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch. Throughout the week, various events will highlight the best moments of the year and allow fans to join the celebration.

If you’re not in Las Vegas, don’t worry. Many of the events will be live-streamed online and broadcasted on the radio leading up to Friday’s Sprint Cup Series Awards. Here’s the complete schedule.37ChampionsWeek

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