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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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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tosses confetti for a promotion in a 360 degree photo booth during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 14, 2018 - 3:14 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): 3 p.m. Darrell "Bubba" Wallace is set to become the first black driver since 1969 to start the Daytona 500. Wallace faced perhaps the biggest media contingent of the day Wednesday, with more than two-dozen writers...
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Jimmie Johnson, right, answers questions during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 14, 2018 - 2:57 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Elliott Sadler is ready for another shot at an elusive championship. The 42-year-old Xfinity Series driver has finished second four of the last seven years, including back-to-back seasons. He finished fourth...
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Jimmie Johnson, right, answers questions during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 14, 2018 - 2:31 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): 2 p.m. Defending Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. believes NASCAR's new pit rules are the pits. The sanctioning body reduced the number of crewmembers allowed over the wall from six to five, meaning fewer people...
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Kevin Harvick, right, talks with reporters during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 14, 2018 - 1:27 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The Daytona 500 has gone dry. Former NASCAR champions Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick, who usually sport beer brand sponsors logos on their hoods, have non-alcoholic sponsors for the Daytona 500. The...
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