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A little bit rock 'n' roll

Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi performs during prerace ceremonies. Among the other celebrities at the race were Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, who sang the national anthem, and talk show host Jay Leno, who drove the pace car.

Stand up and cheer

Nicholas Blaney, 5, of Vermont gives a shout for Tony Stewart during prerace introductions. At right is Daryn Szumik of Canada.

Do I look worried?

Pole-sitter Jeff Burton, left, relaxes as he talks with a crew member before the start. The race began later than ever - around 2:45 - and finished under the lights, making it look much like Daytona's July race.

Sign on the checkered line

Robin McDermott, left, of Oregon hands a marker to Tom Shaffer of Missouri as they join other fans in signing the start-finish line on the banking of the 2.5-mile speedway.