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Rickey Craven shares who he thinks has the best chance to come out on top in the Daytona 500.

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The crowded garage area at the Daytona International Speedway during Saturday's practice.

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Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Ford Fusion and AJ Allmendinger's No. 47 Chevrolet SS going through inspections after Saturday's practice in Daytona.

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Stewart-Haas Racing still needs sponsorship for the majority of races for Clint Bowyer and a significant number for Danica Patrick. Team co-owner Tony Stewart said the team is committed to four cars: "We definitely have a lot of races to sell right now. … It's definitely not a position we want to be in. It's a curveball for us. But I'm very confident in our marketing staff. I don't feel like this is a deal breaker for us. We won't sacrifice performance over this. When you have four teams. It's a lot of inventory to sell. You're going to have times like this."

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Brad Keselowski checking on his No. 2 Ford Fusion before Sunday's Daytona 500.

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Checking on the tires for A. J. Allmendinger's No. 47 Chevrolet SS before Sunday's Daytona 500.

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Martin Truex Jr.'s No. 78 Toyota Camry getting an extra polish before Sunday's Daytona 500.

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Logano enjoying affiliation with Penske.

Joey Logano explains what his career has been like since joining Team Penske and how winning the Daytona 500 affected his life.

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5-Hour Energy can remain as sponsor of Furniture Row Racing – and only of Furniture Row Racing – as long as Monster Energy is sponsor of the NASCAR Cup Series. It cannot change teams and cannot follow driver Erik Jones if he leaves as part of the grandfather clause implemented by NASCAR in light of Monster's exclusivity provision as part of the sponsorship. The reason 5-Hour can stay is because its contract with Furniture Row – signed before the Monster deal was done with NASCAR – has option clauses for an extension, and NASCAR cannot bar those clauses from being implemented. "We're grandfathered with 5-Hour," team owner Barney Visser said Saturday. "They're going to have to stay with Furniture Row. There's no limit [of years]. We had an open-ended contract that way, so they could stay as long as they want." NASCAR, which has declined to release specifics of the grandfather clause, confirmed the accuracy of Visser's statement.

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Tony Stewart cut back on his sprint-car schedule for a week after competing in his All Star Circuit of Champions in early February, Stewart said he won't adjust his schedule much from his original plans to run as many as 80 sprint-car races this year, ranging from his own series to others. Stewart, who retired from NASCAR racing after last season, said: "I'm still going to run just as many. I cut back last week, but we've been racing this week and we're going to stick to our schedule. We're full steam ahead."

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The counterclaim from Nature's Bakery in the lawsuit filed by Stewart-Haas Racing claims that Danica Patrick violated the exclusivity provision of on-the-go foods by promoting a protein bar and asks for unspecified damages from SHR. It also stated that "sales related to the sponsorship were flat and the brand had little faith that 2017 or 2018 would be any different." SHR sued the company for $31 million for the final two years of the three-year deal after the company terminated it after one season.

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