SHOULD YOUR GIRLFRIEND ENJOY NASCAR?

This Sunday will force men across this country to choose between the Daytona 500 and their girlfriends. Many will attempt to combine NASCAR and Valentine's Day into one romantic racing evening ... but should you and your significant other even watch the Daytona 500 together? Here is a list of the pros and cons of getting your girlfriend into racing.   ...

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DAYTONA 500 LATE ODDS

 We didn’t need a stinking starting order to talk about the Daytona 500 odds. Now that we have a starting order, it’s time to put mythical money where my mouth is.This season, I’m going to wager $50 of fake money (I’m married - like I have disposable income) on each race. I’ll use the same odds from USA Today and track my progress/losses for the sake of entertainment purposes only. Some weeks I’ll pick one driver. Some weeks I’ll hedge my bets. And ...

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NEW RULES FORCE TEAMS TO ADJUST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ With the new rules package put in place by NASCAR prior to the Daytona 500, speeds have picked up and the guys behind the wheel have been forced to adjust the way they drive. A larger restrictor plate, a taller whicker down the back of the car and a new rear shock package have changed how the cars handle in the draft around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. Already a handling-sensitive track, the new rules package – plus NASCAR’s ‘hands-off&rsqu ...

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ERNIE IRVAN: WINNING 1991 DAYTONA 500 CHANGED MY LIFE

February 1991 is remembered in American history for Operation Desert Storm as part of the first Gulf War. The security attention paid to Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Fla., and around the country was increased. Three weeks following the NFL championship game, the largest sporting crowd since the military operation began gathered on Florida’s East Coast a few hours from where the Giants won their second title. Over 100,000 fans filled the grounds of Daytona International Speedway for the 500. Er ...

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With the new rules package put in place by NASCAR prior to the Daytona 500, speeds have picked up and the guys behind the wheel have been forced to adjust the way they drive. A larger restrictor plate, a taller whicker down the back of the car and a new rear shock package have changed how the cars handle in the draft around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. Already a handling sensitive track, the new rules package – plus NASCAR’s ‘hands-off’ approach to bump-dr ...

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