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When they drop the green for the Daytona 500, you are not going to see what you've seen in the past -- one big group running around the track. These cars just aren't handling the way drivers would love them to be, and because of the shock rule you are going to see smaller packs. When a driver's car starts to go away from him, he's going to see the pack pull away. And when that happens, they better find some help from a car behind them to catch back up. So you are going to see a little different Daytona 500. And the pit strategy is going to play a huge role in the winner of the race. The big wood on Sunday will be "adjustability." It used to not be that way in February, when the weather is usually cooler. But here it's going to be the guy who can make his car the best after 50 laps, after 100 laps, after 150 laps, who's going to be the winner.
|"THEY SAID IT"|
"I think Earnhardt will happy now. He won something at Daytona. He was crying about the other deal. The other guys just drafted by me -- sometimes you get lined up with them, sometimes you don't.
-- Jarrett finished 8th in the IROC race.
"I got racing with a couple of those cats, and got myself way in the back. I thought I was going to lose the draft. I gained six positions (by the end), that wasn't real bad. I'll have to make it up the next time.
-- Wallace started 12th and finished sixth in the IROC race.
"I was trying to push Jeff Burton into the lead there -- we were running second and third at the time -- and I wish Tony (Stewart) had given me some help at the end. But that's the way these races go. You can't predict who's going to help who."
--Martin finished fourth in the IROC race.