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All you need to know about this year's Daytona 500

Don't know Denny Hamlin from Mark Hamill? Think Jimmie Johnson is a former NFL coach? Time to bone up before tuning in to the Daytona 500.

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Daytona 500 starts Jimmie Johnson's farewell tour

Jimmie Johnson, seeking his first win in 95 races, has a goal to remain relevant in his final NASCAR season as a full-time driver.

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Betting strategies, best bets for the Daytona 500

With the green flag set to wave on Sunday, ESPN's Matt Willis offers his best bets to win the 2020 Daytona 500.

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Kyle Busch has done it all -- except win the Daytona 500

While he says it won't define what is surely a Hall of Fame career, Kyle Busch hopes to shed the "never won the Daytona 500" tag.

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Busch's bucket list lacking only Daytona 500 win

Winning the Daytona 500 would be the last drop in filling a bucket list of milestones for Kyle Busch that includes two Cup championships and more than 200 NASCAR victories for one of the all-time greats, who is just 34.


Big changes just around the corner for NASCAR

As NASCAR prepares to kick off the season in Daytona, many have an eye toward transitioning to the 2021 campaign.

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Stenhouse on Daytona 500 pole with new team

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has won the pole for NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500 after turning a fast lap at 194.582 mph.


Today's Daytona 500 POTUS visit has many talking about July 4, 1984, when Ronald Reagan came to the Firecracker 400 and saw Richard Petty's 200th win. This photo still hangs all over Daytona, Air Force One "racing" Petty's No. 43 STP Pontiac as it landed at the airport behind the racetrack.

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The body of water in Daytona International Speedway's infield is Lake Lloyd (being fished here by Marty Smith). It covers 29 acres and has been accidentally occupied by three racecars, the most recent being Dave Stacy in 1994. Now a giant concrete wall separates it from the backstretch.

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