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Newman's Daytona 500 crash reminds us of fragility of life in dangerous sport

The NASCAR world has been spoiled since a crash took Dale Earnhardt's life in 2001. But as long as drivers continue to push the envelope, racing is always going to come with risks.

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Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500 in photo finish

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the third time on Monday, beating Ryan Blaney in the second-closest finish in race history.

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Yet another Kobe Bryant tribute for this weekend's NASCAR events in Fontana, CA. This one requires no number displays. William Byron's Axalta Chevy was already No. 24.

Ryan McGee, ESPN Senior Writer11h ago

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In addition to Ryan Blaney's Kobe Bryant paint scheme, driver Daniel Suarez will wear these gloves and shoes. Auto Club Speedway, located in Southern California, will also have a No. 24 painted on infield grass, a pre-race tribute and a fund drive for Bryant's foundation.

Ryan McGee, ESPN Senior Writer17h ago

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When NASCAR races this weekend in Fontana, CA, Ryan Blaney's Penske Ford will carry this Kobe Bryant tribute paint scheme, designed by sponsor Body Armor sports drink. Bryant was on Body Armor's board of directors.

Ryan McGee, ESPN Senior Writer17h ago

Ryan Newman

Newman releases statement, sets sights on Cup title

Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark reads off a statement made by Ryan Newman and adds Newman stills has his sights set on winning the 2020 Cup championship.

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