• NASCAR rule changes speed up cars, slow down pit stops

    NASCAR rule changes speed up cars, slow down pit stops

    Every year at the Daytona 500, drivers contend with high speeds, a hot and slippery track and the aggressive moves of other drivers. But Sunday, they'll have even more to contend with as new rules could change everything.

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  • Earnhardt Jr. at peace with Daytona
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    Earnhardt Jr. at peace with Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. made peace with Daytona International Speedway long ago.

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  • Another Earnhardt joins the family business

    Another Earnhardt joins the family business

    If you are a fan of NASCAR, the name Earnhardt has special meaning. This is the first Daytona 500 in four decades without the name Dale Earnhardt. But the family is still racing.

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  • Earnhardt excited for NBC Olympics gig
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    Earnhardt excited for NBC Olympics gig

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a checkered flag before he leaves to check out Olympic gold.

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  • Reddick wins Xfinity opener in 5 OTs
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    Reddick wins Xfinity opener in 5 OTs

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Tyler Reddick took Dale Earnhardt Jr. to victory lane in a nail-biting opener to NASCAR's second-tier Xfinity Series.

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  • At 92, team owner Wood skips first 500
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    At 92, team owner Wood skips first 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Glen Wood is sitting out the Daytona 500.

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  • New Chevy Camaro to debut at Daytona
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    New Chevy Camaro to debut at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Toyota dominated NASCAR's top series the last three years, winning nearly half the races and two championships. It forced Chevrolet and Ford to play catch-up.

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  • Patrick speeding toward NASCAR exit ramp
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    Patrick speeding toward NASCAR exit ramp

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Danica Patrick was annoyed with herself. She had trained most of her life for moments like these, but she couldn't fix the inadvertent mess she had just made.

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  • Wallace fastest in last Daytona practice
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    Wallace fastest in last Daytona practice

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Darrell Wallace Jr., the first black driver to start the Daytona 500 since 1969, turned the fastest lap Saturday in the final practice for NASCAR's season opener.

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  • Wallace set to make history at Daytona
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    Wallace set to make history at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Richard Petty rarely visits pit road after a race anymore and usually with good reason. The Hall of Fame driver's eponymous race team has toiled for decades in mediocrity, with checkered flags all but extinct.

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  • Sauter takes Trucks opener at Daytona
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    Sauter takes Trucks opener at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Johnny Sauter won the season-opening NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night at Daytona International Speedway for his third victory at the famed track.

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  • Youth looking to take the checkered at Daytona

    Youth looking to take the checkered at Daytona

    The field is set for Sunday's Daytona 500. And this year, it could be a winning ride by one of NASCAR's young stars.

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  • Patrick just wants to be remembered as a great driver

    Patrick just wants to be remembered as a great driver

    Danica Patrick has spent her entire life proving herself in racing. And she has some impressive results to show for it. But now she’s ready to close the book on a long career.

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  • Can Brad Keselowski capitalize on an early win?

    Can Brad Keselowski capitalize on an early win?

    Brad Keselowski already has a Daytona win. He avoided a crash and a charge from Joey Logano to win last weekend’s clash.Can he turn that into his first win at Daytona?

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  • Vietnam vet Thompson to start at Daytona
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    Vietnam vet Thompson to start at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The oldest driver in the Daytona 500 field is truly a race veteran. Mark Thompson did a tour of duty in Vietnam that wrapped two decades before his NASCAR debut.

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