Dale Earnhardt Jr. withstood rain delays and avoided crashes to win NASCAR’s Coke Zero 400 in an exciting green-white-checkered finish at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Sunday night / early Monday.
The No. 3 car belonged to Dale Earnhardt Sr. from the 1984 season until his death in 2001, but the car is making an appearance this season as a regular racing car. However, it's not Dale Jr. who is driving it.
Ryan Newman will take the 12th and final slot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, after NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Martin Truex Jr., Michael Waltrip Racing and MWR's executive vice president, Ty Norris.
Richard "Dick" Trickle died Thursday at the age of 71. His body was discovered next to his pickup truck at a cemetery in Lincoln County, North Carolina, after the longtime NASCAR and short-track driver shot himself, according to police.