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  1. Another nasty crash mars race at Daytona International Speedway

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    DAYTONA BEACH

    When Jimmie Johnson looked in the rear-view mirror early Monday morning and saw Austin Dillon's car flying into the catch fence at Daytona International Speedway, he assumed the worst.

    Austin Dillon’s car flies into the fence during a major crash at the finish of the Sprint Cup race early Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway.
  2. Fans treated for injuries after terrifying crash as Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Coke Zero 400

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    DAYTONA BEACH — A frightening, last-lap crash overshadowed a victory by NASCAR's most popular driver at its most famous track.

    Austin Dillon goes airborne during a multicar crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning in Daytona Beach. [Orlando Sentinel / Associated Press]
  3. Coke Zero 400 delayed by rain at Daytona

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    DAYTONA BEACH — NASCAR didn't get the result it hoped for when it moved the Coke Zero 400 to Sunday from its traditional prime-time Saturday slot.

    Jeff Gordon and fellow drivers stand under umbrellas before driver introductions for the Coke Zero 400. Six of the past 13 Sprint Cup races at Daytona have been delayed, shortened or postponed.
  4. Some NASCAR fans still defend, display Confederate flag

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    DAYTONA BEACH — As racing fans were celebrating the Fourth of July in Daytona International Speedway's infield Saturday night, 51-year-old Kevin Boot chose to honor Independence Day in his own way.

    Ticket-takers stand by a box containing American flags that NASCAR was offering in exchange for Confederate ones.
  5. Clint Bowyer: Time is now to make push for Sprint Cup Chase

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Whether it was because of his string of four finishes outside the top 20 in March or his 30th-place run at Talladega, Clint Bowyer figures his cushion in the Chase for the Championship is long gone.

    Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota, sits in his car in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday in Daytona Beach. [Getty Images]
  6. Austin Dillon wins Xfinity's Firecracker 500 at Daytona

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Austin Dillon once stood in Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway celebrating a Dale Earnhardt win with his grand­father and wondering if he would ever make it back to commemorate his own achievement.

  7. NASCAR driver Kyle Busch pushes for tracks to pave over grass

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Kyle Busch has become the unwitting poster boy for NASCAR safety improvements.

    Storms clouds loom over Daytona International Speedway, where qualifying winds up being canceled Saturday.
  8. Kyle Busch crashes at Daytona practice for Coke Zero 400

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Kyle Busch was involved in a multicar crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February.

    Kevin Harvick, front, Kasey Kahne, top left, Danica Patrick (10), Kurt Busch (41), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) and Jeff Gordon (24) practice for Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.
  9. Rosberg fastest in F1 British Grand Prix practice

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    SILVERTSONE, England — Nico Rosberg provided further evidence of the threat he poses to championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton by posting the fastest times in both practice sessions Friday at the British Grand Prix.

  10. Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Sonoma

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    SONOMA, Calif. — After two practice sessions, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot.

    Kyle Busch celebrates after the Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, his first Sprint Cup victory in 35 races. Older brother Kurt takes second, the first 1-2 finish for the brothers in Sprint Cup.