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11:03 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps that have the new Mustang positioned for a strong showing in “The Great American Race.” Harvick won the first of the 150-mile qualifying races Thursday night that set the
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11:08 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Parker Kligerman will be back on TV for the Daytona 500. He’ll enjoy driving in “The Great American Race” more than he ever could analyzing a Cup race as a pit reporter. The driver-turned-broadcaster is behind the wheel again, and the 28-year-old Kligerman claimed one of
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3:11 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — New England Patriots wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman has been named the honorary starter for Sunday’s Daytona 500. The honor caps a whirlwind two weeks for Edelman, who since winning his third Super Bowl on Feb. 3 has visited Disney World with quarterback
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7:46 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch says he’s deep into negotiations on a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch has driven the No. 18 Toyota for Gibbs since 2008 and is in a contract year with the organization. He was surprised Wednesday to learn his contract status was public
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7:25 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Johnny Sauter has salvaged his 2019 season roughly a month after it fell apart with no notice. Sauter lost his ride with GMS Racing in January when the team decided to instead use reigning Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt. The decision blindsided Sauter, who won six
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11:12 AM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin is dedicating this NASCAR season to the memory of Joe Gibbs Racing co-founder J.D. Gibbs. The eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs died in January at age 49. J.D. Gibbs discovered Hamlin at a late-model test
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3:18 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will serve as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, making him the first NFL player to give the command for drivers to starts their engines before NASCAR’s most famous race. Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Monday, six days before
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