Daytona 500

Auto race held in Daytona, Florida, United States

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Daytona 500: Auto race held in Daytona, Florida, United States
The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long (805 km) NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is the first of two Cup races held every year at Daytona, the second being the Coke Zero 400, and one of three held in Florida, with the annual spring showdown Dixie Vodka 400 being held at Homestead south of Miami. From 1988-2019, it was one of the four restrictor plate races on the Cup schedule. The inaugural Daytona 500 was held in 1959 coinciding with the opening of the speedway and since 1982, it has been the season-opening race of the Cup series.


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Less than 48 hours after he crashed on the final lap of the Daytona 500, Ryan Newman is "fully alert and walking around" and even joking with people. - Published

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Ryan Blaney calls frightening Daytona 500 wreck with Ryan Newman 'unintentional'

"I hope he's alright. That looked really bad, and it's not something I wanted to do. It definitely wasn't intentional," Ryan Blaney said. - Published

The latest information on scary crash involving Ryan Newman at Daytona 500

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Ryan Newman is in a "serious but not life threatening" condition in hospital after crashing on the last lap of the Daytona 500 in Florida.
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Joe Gibbs apologizes for team's Daytona celebration: 'We really didn't know' how serious Ryan Newman crash was

Joe Gibbs apologized for team celebrating Denny Hamlin's Daytona 500 victory, saying they were unaware of the seriousness of Ryan Newman's late crash. - Published

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Ryan Newman was involved in a horrific crash just as Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 Monday at Daytona International Speedway. - Published

In photo finish, Denny Hamlin wins second straight Daytona 500 as Ryan Newman injured in scary crash

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The photo was taken of former President George W. Bush's departure from the Daytona 500 in 2004, Twitter users pointed out. - Published

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