It’s time to get this party started. The lineup has been set and the green flag is ready to fall on the 55th running of the Daytona 500, the Great American Race and the start of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season. The end to Speedweeks is the most anticipated race of the season and winning carries more significance than anywhere else.
After last Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited and Thursday’s Duel qualifying races, choosing favorites is a bit easier. But the 500 is also one of the longest and more grueling races in motorsports so anything can and usually will happen.
The top driver so far this week has been Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing team. Harvick won last Saturday’s Sprint Unlimited and repeated the performance Thursday during the first Duel. MORE>>>
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