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Daytona 500: Drivers Dish on New Season and Other New Things

It was a rainy, cool morning as throngs of media converged on the massive tent at Daytona International Speedway to kick off NASCAR Media Day, the beginning of Speedweeks. The expected crowd of 300 or more media representatives was there to question some 50 drivers from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series. It is the first event of Speedweeks and the start of the 2011 season. Even though the public was unable to attend, the questions they want addressed would be offered by those who were present. The new track, the Chase, the simplified points system, the team and driver swaps, the new nose on the car, new fuel, the 10th anniversary of the loss of Dale Earnhardt, the Bud Shootout and all the...

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