• 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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  • NASCAR's youth on display for Daytona
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    NASCAR's youth on display for Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Never before has one race displayed NASCAR's rapidly changing look more than this year's Daytona 500.

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  • 8 drivers to use backup cars at Daytona
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    8 drivers to use backup cars at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and seven others are switching to backup cars for the Daytona 500.

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  • Earnhardt's lone 500 win still resonates
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    Earnhardt's lone 500 win still resonates

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt was NASCAR's "Intimidator," winning his first Cup championship in only his second full season. Earnhardt had achieved about all there was to do in NASCAR by 1998, including a record-tying seven Cup Series championships.

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  • Earnhardt's lone 500 win still resonates
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    Earnhardt's lone 500 win still resonates

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt was NASCAR's "Intimidator." He stormed into the sport and won his first Cup championship in only his second full season. Earnhardt had achieved about all there was to do in NASCAR by 1998, including a record-tying seven Cup Series championships.

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  • Blaney gets Penske another Daytona sweep
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    Blaney gets Penske another Daytona sweep

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Roger Penske has a car capable of winning the Daytona 500.

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  • Owner Visser returns from heart attack
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    Owner Visser returns from heart attack

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Barney Visser was a few weeks removed from a heart attack when the Furniture Row Racing team he founded was running for a NASCAR championship with Martin Truex Jr.

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  • Truex sets course for repeat bid
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    Truex sets course for repeat bid

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Martin Truex Sr. had a familiar deckhand this week when he unhitched his boat for a fishing trip off South Florida. Truex first brought his son into the family business aboard a clamming boat as a teenager. The son would rise before dawn, sometimes sprung to life from the chilly bite at sea or the ruckus of choppy waves.

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  • Pole-sitter Bowman makes most of chance
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    Pole-sitter Bowman makes most of chance

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) His nickname is Bowman the Showman, yet that did little in helping Alex Bowman to get Rick Hendrick to remember his name.

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