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2015 NASCAR Daytona 500 Gear

Today, the Nascar 2015 season begins!  
The Daytona 500 is the first race of the Sprint Cup Series season and is commonly referred to as the Nascar Superbowl.  The Daytona super speedway is a 2-1/2 mile track that seats 147,000 fans.  The track opened in 1959 and is located in Daytona Beach, Florida.  

This year marks the 57th running of the great American Race.  It is also the 14th anniversary of the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr., aka The Intimidator, who hit the wall at Daytona on the last lap in 2001.  His statute now welcomes you to the Daytona Super Speedway.  

Jeff Gordon, who announced he will retire from Nascar after the 2015 season,  won the pole for today's race.  Next to Gordon is Jimmy Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr starts third and Kyle Busch was supposed to start fourth.  However, since he was injured in the XFINITY series race yesterday, he will not be able to participate.  Instead the Monster car will have a substitute driver to drive for him.   

From the time the green flag waves to the time the checkered flag is flown, there should be plenty of excitement for Nascar fans to watch.  40+ cars flying around the track at speeds of over 200 miles an hour, all trying to lead a lap and win the race.  
Who will win?  Only time will tell.  

Enjoy the race and we will see you in victory lane!   

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