Austin Dillon Gets Celebratory 'Champ' Butt Tattoo After Daytona 500 Win

At age 66, the Bartow County resident is the oldest person to finish the grueling 500-mile, 200-mph sprint around the two-and-a-half mile speedway that is home to "The Great American race". "My grandmother would be very disappointed in me right now, but I think she would understand". But if that crash happens half a second earlier, NASCAR will throw the caution, clean up the mess and go again with another overtime period. I saw him come with the momentum and I pulled up to block and did exactly what I needed to do to try to win the Daytona 500.

For Patrick, it was a proud but sad ending.

Alternatively, it was just another unremarkable day for a driver who, when came to on-track performance at least, did unremarkable things during her five full NASCAR seasons.

He was just as good during the 500, finishing third in the first stage and then won the second.

"I never really thought about it until we took the lead about having a shot to win".

Time goes by quickly on race day. Darrell Wallace Jr., driving for seven-time series champion and seven-time Daytona 500 victor Richard Petty, finished second.

The crash also took out Danica Patrick, ending her NASCAR career as she will retire from the circuit after the race. He has only one career top-10 in seven Atlanta starts.

Dillon's move wasn't one I necessarily agreed with. "(I was like) easy guys".

He told ESPN: 'When you are living out a relationship in the public eye, it's's hard. You saw the potential.

First, you can't possibly miss his vehicle.

According to Daily Mail Charlize told the audience: "I loved it".

To make it worse, Thompson said NASCAR, the sanctioning body of the race, changed some rules regarding the ride height of the auto that made them bottom out at high speed, a situation that was readily apparent by the showers of sparks emanating from almost every vehicle as it entered a turn. You hear that same word associated with her name all through the garage, and in the press.

Thumbs down for the bad luck that ended Danica's final NASCAR race prematurely - but a thumbs up for a forward-looking, positive attitude on her stock auto career. Patrick is a Chicago fan...

"I got a tattoo last night", Dillon acknowledged. What was most needed was to find a way to bring back the feeling that the lead was the last place you wanted to be at the white flag, because you were going to get freight-trained. Those who did would smile as if at Disney World.

"I said earlier today that I feel like the whole thing was picture flawless ... but it just wasn't meant to be I guess today", she added. NASCAR president Brent Dewar responded to Patrick's goodbye tweet with, "Thank you Danica!"

Patrick is as much a brand these days as she is an athlete.

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, the honorary starter for the Daytona 500, said she was cheering for Patrick.

"As a woman, that just seems pretty incredible", Theron said Sunday. "There's a lot of pressure on me to perform because I've had a little bit of everything". The counterargument is that makes it a dump and run, and that's a dirty move no matter where you race.

Patrick, 25, confirmed that she was dating Rodgers in January.

Dillon started from the rear of the field in a backup auto and drove a patient race-until he tagged then-leader Aric Almirola on the final lap-sacrificing points for a chance to win the most important and prestigious prize, the Harley J. Earl trophy.

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