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Fans watch as the field takes the green flag to start the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David Graham)
February 18, 2018 - 6:28 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 6:20 p.m. "The Big One" happened late in the Daytona 500. Ryan Blaney spun defending race winner Kurt Busch with two laps to go in regulation, settling off a 12-car melee that included several top contenders. Pole-...
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Danica Patrick, left, gets a kiss from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
February 18, 2018 - 3:10 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 3 p.m. Peyton Manning, with his hands firmly gripping the steering wheel at the "10 and 2" positions, has led the one of the youngest Daytona 500 fields in history to the green flag. Manning had just 20 minutes of practice...
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Former Atlanta Braves player Chipper Jones answers a question during a news conference before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 18, 2018 - 12:58 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Chipper Jones is ready to take his cuts at Daytona. Jones served as the honorary race official at "The Great American Race." Jones is a big NASCAR fan and autographed some baseball bats for driver Chase Elliott...
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Daniel Hemric (21), Kyle Larson (42) and Justin Allgaier (7) lead the field to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 18, 2018 - 11:35 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 11:30 a.m. Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will be rooting for Bubba Wallace in the Daytona 500. Wallace is the first black driver since 1969 to start the Daytona 500. Hamilton followed Wallace on...
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Daniel Hemric (21), Kyle Larson (42) and Justin Allgaier (7) lead the field to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 18, 2018 - 10:57 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 10:45 a.m. The Daytona 500 has a star-studded lineup of celebrities on hand for "The Great American Race." And that doesn't include Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is expected to be in the pits of...
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Daniel Hemric (21), Kyle Larson (42) and Justin Allgaier (7) lead the field to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 18, 2018 - 10:46 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 10:45 a.m. The Daytona 500 has a star-studded lineup of celebrities on hand for "The Great American Race." And that doesn't include Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is expected to be in the pits of...
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Mark Thompson prepares to climb into his car before practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Thompson, 66, will start 40th in the race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 16, 2018 - 3:59 pm
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. Never heard of the racing sexagenarian? —He made his Cup debut at Pocono in 1992 against the likes of Dale...
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Ryan Blaney raises the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 15, 2018 - 9:57 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the second qualifying race for the Daytona 500. The win temporarily put the brakes on what has been a Team Penske route of Speedweeks. Elliott's victory gives him a starting spot in the second row of Sunday's season-opening race. He'll line up next to...
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Ryan Blaney raises the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 15, 2018 - 9:14 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske has a car capable of winning the Daytona 500. Maybe even three of them. Penske again went 1-2 at Daytona International Speedway for its second sweep of Speedweeks. This time, Ryan Blaney went to victory lane after winning the first of two Thursday night...
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Brad Keselowski (2) scrapes the outside wall along the back stretch as David Ragan (38), Daniel Suarez, second from left, Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) pass him during the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 15, 2018 - 8:39 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske has a car capable of winning the Daytona 500. Maybe even three of them. Penske again went 1-2 at Daytona International Speedway for its second sweep of Speedweeks. Ryan Blaney won the first of two Thursday night qualifying races that are used to set the...
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