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NASCAR ready for one final round of Daytona summer fireworks

The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a high into Saturday night’s race following Alex Bowman’s first career Cup victory last week and a new rules package that NASCAR leadership believes has immensely improved the on-track product.

Joey Logano lands Daytona pole after qualifying gets canceled

Joey Logano will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the pole after qualifying was canceled at Daytona International Speedway. The session was called after lightning was detected near the 2fraction>1/2/fraction>-mile track and shut down car inspections. Logano leads the Cup series in owner points, so the Team Penske driver was awarded the top starting spot. Only one driver since 2010 has won a Cup Series race at Daytona from the pole. The was Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2015.

Brad Keselowski sends message to Daytona field: ‘I’m not lifting’

Brad Keselowski says he was sending a message to the field by intentionally running into William Byron during practice for the upcoming Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Keselowski was upset about Byron’s blocking a year ago at Daytona and retaliated during the second of two practice sessions. Byron’s No. 24 Chevrolet sustained enough damage that his team switched to a backup car and will have to start at the rear of the field for Saturday night’s 400-mile race.

Fireworks finale: Daytona prepares for last race in July

The July race at Daytona International Speedway is a one-of-a-kind celebration at NASCAR’s most famous track. It also could be history following Saturday night’s 400-mile race. A significant scheduling shakeup has the iconic race tethered to Independence Day moving to late August in 2020 and becoming the Cup Series’ regular-season finale. It’s a bold break from tradition that’s been met with mixed reviews.

Dorothy Dean presents: Sun’s out, slow cooker ribs are out

Calling for a rack of ribs, liter of Coca-Cola and a cup of barbecue sauce, this recipe for slow cooker ribs couldn’t be any simpler. And since they’re made in a slow cooker, it’s an easy way to get your rib fix year round.

Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona

Erik Jones has won a crash-filled NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway. He passed defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap and then crossed the finish line for the first victory of his Cup Series career. Jones was involved in one of the many wrecks, but his No. 20 Toyota was still in good enough shape to get by Truex.

Chase Elliott gives Hendrick, Chevy needed boost with Daytona pole

Chase Elliott turned a lap of 194.045 mph to win the pole at Daytona International Speedway and give sagging Chevrolet a much-needed boost. Elliott had won two poles at the Daytona 500. He will start from the top Saturday night as the Hendrick Motorsports driver goes for his first career win. Hendrick teammate Alex Bowman joins Elliott on the front row. Bowman won the pole for this year’s Daytona 500 in the debut race for the Chevy Camaro.

India to phase out ‘petcoke’ imports after investigation

India’s government says it plans to phase out imports of a dirty fuel known as petroleum coke, or “petcoke,” after an Associated Press investigation found U.S. oil refineries are exporting vast quantities of the product to India.

Coke Zero gets makeover as Coke Zero Sugar

Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar. The new name is intended to make clearer that the drink has no sugar, and a new recipe is intended to make the drink taste more like regular Coke. The company isn’t specifying what it’s changing aside from saying it tweaked the “blend of flavors.” It said the drink will use the same artificial sweeteners.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. lands pole for what could be Cup finale at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole at Daytona International Speedway and needs a victory to make the playoffs in his final Cup season. Earnhardt is on a farewell tour and admittedly afraid to miss a moment in his final, full-time season. He’s feeling nostalgic and reflected a number of topics during two insightful visits to the media center.