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Jamie McMurray Wins 2010 Daytona 500 in Wild Finish Overshadowed by a Pothole

It was a final lap for the ages. And while Dale Earnhardt Jr. brought everyone, from the fans in the stands to the writers in the media center to their feet with a daring charge that took him from 10th to second in the last two-and-a-half miles, all he could do was push Jamie McMurray …

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What’s Vexing Vito: Twin 150-Mile Qualifying Races to Provide Drama & Suspense – On a Slightly Smaller Scale

The twin qualifying races known as the Gatorade Duel at Daytona running today, will determine spots three through 39 for the 52nd annual Daytona 500. In years gone by, the Duel 150s were shorter – 125 miles – and provided some of the most intense and emotional racing to be had during all of Speedweeks. …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Edition

This year’s Bud Shootout might just be a 75-lap exhibition race, but it did illustrate a number of things to understand for what’s ahead this season in Sprint Cup. One thing is for sure: NASCAR is going to do all they can to let the drivers police themselves out on the track and I couldn’t …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what they all were thinking following the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.

Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

Kevin Harvick is probably feeling pretty darn good after his second consecutive Shootout win. Harvick was so sick on Thursday that he wasn’t even in Daytona – Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton practiced for him – but bounced back to win in classic Harvick fashion.

Weekend Lowdown: Jamie McMurray a Favorite Despite Mishap

This was not the start to 2010 that Jamie McMurray was hoping for. For the driver who had already knocked off the offseason rust at Daytona in December during WKA Kart Week and again last weekend in the Rolex 24, it wasn’t necessarily because the first Big One of the season – in the first …

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Bowles-Eye View: A Quick List of NASCAR Changes for 2010

Back in the ’90s, Sheryl Crow used to have this catchy song when I was a teenager called “A Change Would Do You Good.” Apparently, someone up in the NASCAR tower’s been listening. Coming off a Media Tour where the focus was on righting some wrongs and fixing every conceivable problem in sight, the 2010 …

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