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Daytona Testing Takes a Turn for the Worse with Pack Racing Melee

It became terribly obvious on the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway that bump drafting with the Gen-6 car can be dangerous on the high-banked track when Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car failed to align with the No. 9 Ford. The successful effort to bring brand identity back to NASCAR racing also brought changes to the cars that prohibit drivers from pushing cars the way they did with the COT. Earnhardt attempted to bump draft with Marcos Ambrose, but because of the structure of the front of his Chevrolet SS, he tended to lift Ambrose who went spinning, and some 12 cars were involved in the ensuing chaos. Earnhardt made it through the debris field, and he and his team will continue testing on Saturday. He had drafted more e...

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