SUNLIGHT TO DARKNESS IN DAYTONA 500 MADE A DIFFERENCE

The Daytona 500 was a tale of two races. The first 300 miles saw competitive yet patient driving. The last 200 saw urgent and breathtaking moves. And potholes can take some of the credit.Bigger restrictor plates and less bump-drafting regulation by NASCAR made for a highly anticipated race. Chassis handling on the temperature sensitive asphalt played an unexpected role.The Great American Race began in bright sunshine and was the first under NASCAR’s new unified, earlier start times. Warmer ...

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