Same as it ever was as sheet metal and tempers fly post-race at Daytona

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A new NASCAR season may have kicked off Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway with the running of the non-points Sprint Unlimited race, but the tempers seemed to be carrying over from last year.

The race holds no real significance in the overall championship picture. It does however give an opportunity for the 25 invited drivers to shake the off season rust off and compete. With nothing on the line but a trophy the aggressiveness level was high. There were a total of 4 cautions and only 13 cars were running at the end of 75 laps.

The first to crash out was Brad Keselowski. On lap 22 Kyle Larson got loose and into Keselowski who was sent into the outside wall; Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon got together both suffering minor damage, all but Keselowski were able to continue. After it was over, Keselowski himself wasn’t sure exactly what happened.  MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.