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Smith takes suspended Busch's place in Daytona 500

Smith takes suspended Busch's place in Daytona 500

February 20th, 2015 9:36 pm by Associated Press

Regan Smith will drive the No. 41 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing in Sunday's Daytona 500, replacing the suspended Kurt Busch.

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NASCAR suspends Busch after domestic violence details

NASCAR suspends Busch after domestic violence details

February 20th, 2015 6:20 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

In a stunning move just two days before the season-opening Daytona 500, NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday after a judge said the former champion almost surely strangled and beat an ex-girlfriend last fall.

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New NASCAR effort promotes math, science

New NASCAR effort promotes math, science

February 20th, 2015 4:30 pm by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

"A lot of people see cars racing and they love the sport for the sporting element of cars winning, and racing and passing. Behind all of that is pure science. It's the horsepower, and it's drag and it's aerodynamics."

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Earnhardt, Johnson take duels at Daytona

Earnhardt, Johnson take duels at Daytona

February 19th, 2015 11:06 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Hendrick Motorsports swept Thursday night's qualifying races for the Daytona 500, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson winning their respective duels. The night's drama was saved for Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin.

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Dale Jr.: Anniversary of dad's death no day for mourning

Dale Jr.: Anniversary of dad's death no day for mourning

February 19th, 2015 9:33 am by MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer

Junior took to Twitter to acknowledge the 14th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death, which came on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Earnhardt Jr. posted, "(On) this day I do not mourn his death. I thank God he lived. #DaleEarnhardt."

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Kyle Larson ready to become NASCAR's new superstar

Kyle Larson ready to become NASCAR's new superstar

February 18th, 2015 9:07 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR's next superstar. His sophomore season in the Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday with the Daytona 500 and there are high expectations for Larson to have a breakout year.

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Judge issues no-contact order against Busch

Judge issues no-contact order against Busch

February 16th, 2015 5:05 pm by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press

Kurt Busch has been ordered to stay away from his ex-girlfriend. The judge's order says the NASCAR driver can't buy or possess firearms or ammunition and must be evaluated for "mental health problems related to anger control and impulse control."

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Possibilities seem unlimited for NASCAR's Daytona 500

Possibilities seem unlimited for NASCAR's Daytona 500

February 16th, 2015 9:27 am by By Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer (TNS)

Given that the 75-lap, two-segment race featured four cautions and two red flags totaling 20 minutes, even more intense racing - and the related consequences - are likely when an "official" victory and a berth in the 2015 Chase is on the line.

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Gordon wins pole for his final Daytona 500

Gordon wins pole for his final Daytona 500

February 15th, 2015 3:25 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Jeff Gordon, entering his final year as a full-time Sprint Cup driver, won the pole Sunday for the season-opening Daytona 500.

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Wambach to be honorary starter for Daytona 500

Wambach to be honorary starter for Daytona 500

February 15th, 2015 1:02 pm by Associated Press

Soccer star Abby Wambach will serve as an honorary starter for next Sunday's Daytona 500, joining a list of celebrities lined up for The Great American Race.

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