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  1. Denny Hamlin wins Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Joe Gibbs Racing opened a new season exactly where it left off last year: atop the podium.

    Denny Hamlin celebrates after winning the Sprint Unlimited, the first exhibition Sprint Cup race of the season, at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin wins the event for the third time. His Joe Gibbs Racing team wins the race for a third straight year.
  2. Tony Stewart addresses his fans about his recovery from injury

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    Injured NASCAR driver Tony Stewart used the Periscope app Friday morning to talk with fans as he walked on a treadmill at his home in the Charlotte, N.C., area.

  3. NHRA season preview

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    NHRA season

    When: Opened Friday with Day 1 of qualifying at the Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. Qualifying continues today and eliminations are Sunday.

  4. Daytona International Speedway Speedweeks schedule

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    Speedweeks

    Today

    10:30 a.m.: Sprint Cup practice, FS1

    1:30 p.m.: Sprint Cup practice, FS1

  5. Commentary: The town always ready to welcome Tony Stewart home

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    There's a story my high school English teacher used to share about the headstrong boy in the back of the class.

    Hometown fans in Columbus, Ind., celebrate Tony Stewart in 2005, after he won NASCAR's Brickyard 400, his first win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo by Columbus (Ind.) Republic
  6. NASCAR creates 'overtime line'

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Looking to end the frustration and confusion that comes when caution flags come out late in its races, NASCAR announced Thursday that it is shifting to an unlimited green-white-checkered finish protocol and establishing an "overtime line" to determine the winner.

  7. NASCAR moves to franchise system to boost teams

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors.

  8. Juan Montoya's hectic week includes St. Petersburg — and the White House

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The past week has been a microcosm of the hectic but rewarding life of a world famous racing driver.

    Juan Montoya will defend his title in St. Petersburg.
  9. Broken back puts Stewart out of Daytona 500

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in a mishap on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.

    Tony Stewart, who turns 45 in May, has not won a Sprint Cup race since 2013 and was 28th in the final standings last year.
  10. Scott Sharp's team takes 24 Hours of Daytona

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    DAYTONA BEACH — Scott Sharp celebrated a second win at the 24 Hours of Daytona on Sunday, 20 years after his first victory in a race that saw most of the top contenders fall out.