Daytona 500 – The Great American Race

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It’s Daytona 500 day again and after the track break up farce of last year, race organizers will be hoping things go a lot more smoothly. The track has been re-paved to such an extent that Nascar Champion Matt Kenseth was heard to remark “I think you could run the whole race on one set of tires with absolutely zero issues.”

Today’s race marks the tenth anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s death as he died on the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001. To honor Earnhardt, the speedway will celebrate a “Lap of Silence” during the third lap of Sunday’s Daytona 500 as all media have been instructed to go silent on lap No. 3 and fans will be asked to stand and raise three fingers in Earnhardt’s honor. In addition, there will be a No. 3 painted on the infield grass near the entrance of pit road.

The race this year will be cleaner than ever before in an attempt to better the environment, all 43 cars today will use fuel with a 15-percent ethanol blend and new rules are in place.

Due to temperatures expected to reach 80 degrees, Sprint Cup officials said race teams could add an extra inch to grill openings in their cars, allowing more air to flow into the engine. The rule change was made on Saturday afternoon after the final practice session and will keep engines cooler during the 500.

Looks like it’s going to be a great race…and here’s some video that our team took last year…

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