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New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman attends a news conference before the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Edelman will be the honorary starter for the race. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 17, 2019 - 12:57 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 12:45 p.m. Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman could feel the buzz at the Daytona 500. Edelman, sporting neatly trimmed facial hair, served as honorary starter and was set to wave the green flag for Sunday's race. The New...
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Country music singer Jake Owen attends a press conference before performing at the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 17, 2019 - 12:27 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 12 p.m. Country singer Jake Owen has been to the Daytona 500 a few times and knows what to give fans for his pre-race concert. "Hopefully, a damn good time," Owen said. A native Floridian, Owen featured Daytona beach in...
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Kyle Larson climbs into his car during practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 17, 2019 - 11:36 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 11:15 a.m. Kyle Larson will start the Daytona 500 from the rear of the field because of a transmission change. Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet had a transmission leak before practice Saturday. The crew tried to fix it, but...
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Team owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr., front left, celebrate with NASCAR Xfinity series auto race winner Michael Annett, center front, at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 17, 2019 - 10:49 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 10:30 a.m. Dale Earnhardt Jr. can't step away from the Daytona 500. Earnhardt won "The Great American Race" in 2004 and a decade later and has stayed connected with NASCAR's season opener even in retirement. He is...
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Daytona 500 pole sitter William Byron removes his helmet outside his garage after a NASCAR auto racing practice at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 17, 2019 - 10:06 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William Byron will start from the pole in the 61st running of the Daytona 500, combining with teammate Alex Bowman to create the youngest front row in the history of "The Great American Race." Byron is 21, and Bowman is 25. Both are driving Chevrolets for Hendrick...
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Drivers take the green flag on the start of the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 17, 2019 - 2:44 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and...
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Drivers take the green flag on the start of the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 17, 2019 - 2:42 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's biggest race will have a different look this year. The front row of Sunday's Daytona 500 is the youngest in the showcase race's history, and there are eight rookies in the field. The overall look of the nation's top racing series has undergone a transformation...
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Corey LaJoie leans over the hood of his car with a likeness of him painted on the front end before a practice session for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 16, 2019 - 7:13 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and...
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Michael Annett (1) drives with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Xfinity auto race Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 16, 2019 - 6:56 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Annett won for the first time at NASCAR's national level, a career that spans 345 races in three...
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Michael Annett (1) drives with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Xfinity auto race Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 16, 2019 - 5:40 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Annett won for the first time at NASCAR's national level, a career that spans 345 races in three...
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