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UPDATE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins second Daytona 500

UPDATE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins second Daytona 500

February 23rd, 2014 11:46 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Through rain and wrecks, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended the only drought that mattered. NASCAR's most popular driver won the Daytona 500 for the second time, a decade after his first victory in the "Great American Race."

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Update: Delays now common in Daytona 500

Update: Delays now common in Daytona 500

February 23rd, 2014 4:04 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Daytona could use a dome. From rain, potholes, soap and fire, the Daytona 500 has had all sorts of delays the last five years.

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For Kingsport's Denny Darnell, racing's roads all lead to Daytona

For Kingsport's Denny Darnell, racing's roads all lead to Daytona

February 23rd, 2014 8:52 am by Dave Ongie

Denny Darnell has worn plenty of hats over the course of his career in motorsports. After getting his start as a sports writer at the Times-News, the Kingsport resident embarked on a long and winding road through the sport of auto racing.

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Regan Smith wins Nationwide opener at Daytona

Regan Smith wins Nationwide opener at Daytona

February 22nd, 2014 6:12 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Regan Smith had the checkered flag in sight at Daytona a year ago and a freight train of cars in his rearview mirror. He moved high to throw a block on Brad Keselowski and it backfired badly.

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NASCAR considers limiting drivers' double duty

NASCAR considers limiting drivers' double duty

February 22nd, 2014 3:13 pm by MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer

NASCAR said Saturday it is looking at potentially limiting the number of second- and third-tier event Sprint Cup regulars can run during the season. Officials have already talked about a potential rules adjustments.

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Kyle Busch edges Peters to claim Truck win at Daytona

Kyle Busch edges Peters to claim Truck win at Daytona

February 22nd, 2014 12:13 am by Associated Press

Busch used a perfectly timed pass to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener Friday night, becoming the first driver to win an ARCA race, a truck race, a Nationwide Series race and a Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.

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Kwasniewski, 18, wins Daytona Nationwide pole

Kwasniewski, 18, wins Daytona Nationwide pole

February 21st, 2014 7:15 pm by Staff Report

Eighteen-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski won the pole for his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut - the first rookie since Rusty Wallace in 1985 to take the pole at Daytona International Speedway - on Friday.

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At 64, Force still Funny Car's driving force

At 64, Force still Funny Car's driving force

February 21st, 2014 6:00 pm by JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer

"People joke about my age and senior discounts at Marie Callender and all that, but I put on this firesuit and I'm 24 years old again - Superman," said 64-year-old Funny Car legend John Force.

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Muddy Creek Raceway to come to life March 1

Muddy Creek Raceway to come to life March 1

February 21st, 2014 2:20 pm by Staff Report

March will roar in like a lion at Muddy Creek Raceway. The first event of the 2014 THOR United States Mega Series campaign will take place March 1-2.

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Denny Hamlin continues Daytona dominance at Budweiser Duels

Denny Hamlin continues Daytona dominance at Budweiser Duels

February 21st, 2014 6:32 am by By George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel (MCT)

Denny Hamlin won a wild Budweiser Duel at Daytona International Speedway Thursday night, not long after teammate Matt Kenseth won the first sprint race that sets the starting grid for the Daytona 500.

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