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NASCAR 2014 DAYTONA 500
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The race is on and here comes Clyde up the backstretch... Whoa! Not so fast! That's not Clyde revving up his engine and the race hasn't even begun! Here is how one weatherman put it this morning...
Imagine dropping a bag of marbles onto a checkered pattern floor, and then trying to accurately predict what checkered square will have a marble land on it. That is the scenario we face this afternoon for the Nationwide race. I think we have a 60 to 70 percent chance of getting an official race in today, but there is also a chance we get a few delays caused by the weather.
Source: Weather Forecast NASCAR 2014 Daytona 500
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How did the "Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing," aka the "Great American Race," get its start?
The Daytona 500 was first run in 1959, but its roots can be traced all the way back to 1903. That was the year some hardy sorts decided that the level, hard-packed sands of Ormond Beach, Florida, would be a perfect place to see how fast a race car could run. From there, beach racing in the Dayton area became a hit. Read MORE...
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