No matter whether it was on or off the track, the action was heated this weekend. From Jeremy Mayfield and NASCAR's courtroom battle to a last-lap wreck, relive the best moments with The Last Lap.
Life on pit road is perilous. As our exclusive video shows, the people most at risk are those outside the race cars, Lee Spencer says.
As the Mayfield World Turns ...
The Jeremy Mayfield-NASCAR saga took an unexpected twist this week as a federal judge lifted his indefinite drug suspension, despite NASCAR announcing that a second lab confirmed Mayfield's drug test. The situation led to mixed reactions in the garage, and it shows the need for NASCAR to establish black-and-white rules, DW says.
Deck the Hall
The countdown is on for the opening of NASCAR's Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. But who will be the first class to be enshrined? The list was announced Thursday, and it's a who's who of stars that helped build the sport. Take a look at the 25 finalists.
First at last
It's been a tough year for Richard Childress Racing, but Clint Bowyer turned things around for the organization -- at least for a night. Bowyer avoided a late multi-car wreck and held off Kyle Busch to win Friday night's Nationwide Series race.
Hear me now
Does NASCAR's drug testing work? Will another foreign car company join NASCAR soon? There are plenty of questions, and NASCAR Chairman Brian France tried answering them at Daytona this weekend.
Return of the King
Twenty-five years after his final victory, Richard Petty got to relive the milestone achievement before the Coke Zero 400. So what's his favorite memory of the milestone win? It wasn't driving to Victory Lane at Daytona, but rather eating chicken wings with President Ronald Reagan afterwards.
The Big One
Restrictor plate races are known for the multi-car crashes ... and this weekend's event was no different. What started as contact by Kasey Kahne and David Stremme on Lap 78 turned into a 13 car melee that had a signficant impact in the Chase standings.
Don't blame Kyle Busch if he never wants to return to Daytona again. He was a mere 500 feet from victory Saturday night, but things went from dream to nightmare in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver, it's not his first disappointment at The World Center of Racing.
Tony Stewart's wild last-lap Daytona victory againgst Kyle Busch has fans clamoring for more, but it's not how he wants to drive to Victory Lane, Lee Spencer says.Related: Photos | Results