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Daytona 500 2012: 3 Reasons This Great American Race Will Be the Best in Years

The 2012 Daytona 500 is going to be an absolute barnburner. This NASCAR season is going to pick up right where it left off, and that is at its absolute, thrilling best. As always, this field is loaded, teams are prepared and ready, drivers are getting a heavy pedal foot and fans are jacked. Those conditions always make the "Great American Race" exciting, but this race has even more going for it.  Return of Pack RacingWith modifications to the cars and the smooth-paved track of Daytona, the race was run last year in two-man groups, as you can see here:This was a boring way to run a race. Drivers were spread out, half the field had to concede to play second fiddle to a lead driver, and it took away all the strategy that co...

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