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Jeremiah Davis

Hi, I'm Jeremiah Davis. I grew up in northwest Iowa, went to Iowa State, then spent a year living in Phoenix before coming to Cedar Rapids in May 2013. I cover Iowa Hawkeyes football and men's basketball, as well as auto racing for the Gazette.

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Landon Cassill self-engineering a way to NASCAR success

As the sun rose in a cloudless sky on Port Orange, Fla., the serene silence of a February morning was broken by the flap of legs hitting the surface of the water at the Port Orange YMCA.

Cedar Rapids native and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series d ...

Being an endurance athlete no longer is enough.

There's been a tangible benefit to being in good enough shape to swim 1.2 miles, ride a bike 56 miles and then run 13.1 miles (a half-marathon) in a single Ironman 70.3 race. It's helped Cassill - ...

There's a scientific side to all this, and a psychological side.

The threshold of a person's brain to either limit or allow a high level of performance varies from person to person. What fatigues someone mentally also varies.

Dan McGehee ...

When Cassill finished the swim workout on that Thursday morning, he climbed from the water and sat silently in the sun for a bit.

He liked that workout. It was a speed and focus workout, meant primarily to prepare for the swim portion of a triat ... »

Daytona 500 an eventful one for Cassill, Gase

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - If nothing else, the 2017 Daytona 500 was eventful for Cedar Rapids natives Landon Cassill and Joey Gase.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers were apart of three of the four multicar wrecks in the final stage of th ... »

Joey Gase's 'game plan worked' in top-10 finish at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When Joey Gase climbed from his No. 52 Chevy, he was covered in grass and dirt and said he felt like he just ran a dirt race - but he had an ear-to-ear grin on his face.

The 23-year-old Cedar Rapids native had just survived ... »

Landon Cassill relaxed, ready for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - With Daytona 500 final practice wrapped up, any doubt as to whether or not Cedar Rapids native Landon Cassill was relaxed and ready for the biggest race in the sport was erased if anyone spotted Front Row Motorsports teammate David ... »

Joey Gase leaves busy practice day looking ahead to Xfinity race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - While Friday was easy for some at Daytona International Speedway, Cedar Rapids native Joey Gase spent his day at the track running back and forth.

Gase is pulling double duty this weekend, making his first start in the Dayt ... »

Routine NASCAR Friday at Daytona just fine for Landon Cassill

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - "Routine," is just fine on a Friday.

When it comes to the Friday of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, no news is good news for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams preparing for Sunday's Daytona 500.

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Daytona Duels develop differently for Cassill, Gase

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Track position is a valuable thing - even at a restrictor plate track like Daytona International Speedway.

Cedar Rapids native Landon Cassill got another example of why on Thursday night during the first Can-Am Duel 150 qua ... »

Cassill, Gase eager to represent Cedar Rapids in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When the 59th Daytona 500 rolls off on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, three cities in the United States can say they have multiple drivers vying for the Harley J. Earl Trophy - Welcome, N.C., Las Vegas and Cedar Rapids. ... »

Motorsport drivers spend more than most make in a year to compete

Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?

Such is the central question and way of life and business in modern day auto racing, whether that's at the professional level in NASCAR or IndyCar, or at the local level in Eastern Iowa racing IMCA ... »

Joey Gase inks deal with BK Racing, to make first Daytona 500 start

Some guys have to make their dreams happen. Cedar Rapids native Joey Gase does that for a living - making his NASCAR dream happen out of both desire and necessity.

Tuesday came with an announcement that explained clearly that the work he's done ... »

Landon Cassill self-engineering a way to NASCAR success
As the sun rose in a cloudless sky on Port Orange, Fla., the serene silence of a February morning was broken by the flap of legs hitting the surface o ... »