Take a look ahead at the action that awaits as both the NASCAR XFINITY and Sprint Cup Series head back to Daytona International Speedway.
Hear what the drivers had to say about the multi-car crash and the possibility of rain in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.
No. 88 Chevrolet goes patriotic for Coke Zero 400 BUY: Earnhardt's Daytona paint scheme Dale Earnhardt Jr .'s paint scheme for the Coke Zero 400 was just released and the No. 88 Chevrolet wiil be appropriately themed for the event as it goes for a patriotic look. “ @nationwide88 : BREAKING NEWS: Check out #DaleJr 's patriotic paint scheme for @DISupdates on July 5th! #NW88JR pic.twitter.com/lfTcxZeMLt ” — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) June 10, 2015 The Coke Zero 400 is at 7:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway (NBC). It will be the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race televised on NBC this season. For more Sprint Cup coverage stay tuned to this weekend's Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday (FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM).
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Driver focused on current job, says 'the future will work itself out' NEWTON, Iowa -- Some way or another, it seems inevitable that Ryan Blaney , currently running part-time schedules in both the Sprint Cup Series (for Wood Brothers Racing ) and XFINITY Series (for Team Penske ) is bound for a full-time Cup ride in 2016. With Roger Penske only fielding two full-time Cup entries for Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano in 2015, he loaned his developmental talent to the fellow Ford organization for roughly 18 starts to get his feet wet while future plans for the son of long-time Cup driver Dave Blaney get sorted out. As of Sunday, there have been no conversations about adding a third Cup team for Penske next season. "There hasn't (been any talk about a third Penske team)," Blaney said after wheeling the No. 22 to a fifth-place finish in the 3M 250 XFINITY race at Iowa Speedway . "We're working hard at doing what we can for the future, and that's with whatever team, you know? Our main focus is trying to finish out this year strong with the Wood Brothers." Talks about Blaney's future have intensified after the 21-year-old started third and finished fourth at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this month. An Associated Press report was published on Saturday in which Penske also confirmed that his organization isn't currently interested in expanding to three cars, but that a full season with Blaney in the No. 21 Fusion is possible, provided that enough funding is secured. "I'd hope there can be an extension … we're going to run him in about 18 races, so if we can get sponsorship for him, that gives him a chance to take a look at extending that through a full season next year. That would be our goal," Penske told the AP. "This is a partnership really with Woods' people and ours … we've got the technology and the ability to build the right pieces for them. It's like a brother-in-law." In the meantime, Blaney knows he can only control what happens on the race track, and his focus is on making the most of his time behind the respective wheels of both the Nos. 21 and 22. "We're excited to go to the (Coca-Cola) 600 next week. We're really pumped about that," Blaney said. "After our good run at Talladega and we tested at Charlotte and I thought it went really well; just really excited to get back there and we're always working to get towards the future. We can definitely have wishful thinking. "We really just focus on here and now," said Blaney. "I always say 'You do your job here in the present and the stuff for the future will work itself out.'" FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
A happy-go-lucky Kyle Busch and other drivers comment on the Coke Zero 400.
For every hashtag, Coca-Cola, NASCAR donate $1 to the USO, up to $50,000 Now through the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, NASCAR fans have the opportunity to not only share messages of gratitude to service members and veterans, but also support fundraising efforts for the United Services Organization (USO). This week, Coca-Cola partnered with NASCAR and the USO to launch the #ShareASalute campaign to honor troops, military families and veterans. As part of the campaign, fans are invited to share personal expressions of gratitude to troops via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #ShareASalute. For each message posted throughout the campaign with the #ShareASalute hashtag, Coca-Cola and NASCAR will donate $1 to the USO, up to a combined total of $50,000. Messages posted will also be shared with NASCAR fans via www.NASCAR.com/Salute . This initiative was launched as part of NASCAR: An American Salute, the industry's collective expression of reverence, respect and gratitude for those who have shared and continue to defend our nation today. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Red flag lasts 26 minutes after race was stopped 11 laps in
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