NASCAR Recap: Daytona Weekend

So is there anything to talk about on the quiet night of the Daytona 500 weekend? There are a million places to start, so let's look at winners and losers from one of the more memorable Friday nights in NASCAR history. (more...) ...

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Updated Daytona 500 Odds

  Less than 48 hours before the Daytona 500, the latest odds show three interesting trends that should impact how Sprint Cup fans watch Sunday's Great American Race. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Recap: Budweiser Duels

The Daytona 500 field is set, along with a dozen different story lines for Sunday's Great American Race. Here's a quick recap of winners and losers from a surreal night in Daytona. (more...) ...

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Do Away With Daytona?

  Is the idea of a high-banked super speedway a idea whose time has come and gone? If you think over the last couple of decades, nothing generates more controversy than racing at Daytona and Talladega. The discussion of remedies is the subject of much debate. As many long-time fans know, flights into fences by the likes of Bobby Allison (Talladega, 1987) and Bill Elliott's race speed of 212.809 miles per hour ushered in the  restrictor plate. It slowed the cars down, and the resul ...

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Daytona Qualifying: It Shouldn’t Be That Complicated

  NASCAR has done it: they have built the better blivet. A blivet? What is that you ask? Try a couple of these on for size, and see if it doesn't sound like qualifying at Daytona: " A tool that has been hacked over by so many incompetent programmers that it has become an unmaintainable tissue of hacks; or an out-of-control but unkillable development effort." It is said that the term "blivet" comes from the military during World War II to describe "ten pounds of manure in a five pound ...

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