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Daytona 500: Pre Race Festivites Are Under Way, Green Flag Is Imminent

All the excitement about the start of the 2011 season is about to come to a head, as the Daytona 500 is now approximately just one hour away. If you have been following the coverage live on television, then you know that we are currently in the middle of "Countdown to Green". Brad Paisley is this years pre race concert. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the temperatures are in the 70's. It is the perfect conditions for the Daytona 500 to be run under. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the races pole sitter, although due to a Wednesday crash in practice, he will be forced to start at the rear of the field. Kurt Busch, who won the first Duel on Thursday, will actually be the driver that leads to the field, as the entire inside row will move up a s...

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