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Hendrick Motorsports, which has a relationship with Mountain Dew, has avoided using the new series sponsor Monster Energy logos on cars when posting images from its race shop. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the patch on upside down when doing an ESPN interview Thursday. Asked about whether there is any disagreement with the series sponsor or if they've decided what they will do and not do, team owner Rick Hendrick plainly stated: "When you see our cars at the track, they'll have the Monster logo on the windshield, on the side of the car. Our guys will have it on their uniform."

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Hamlin passes Earnhardt Jr. late to win second Duel.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads 53 laps but gets overtaken by Denny Hamlin on Lap 58 to win the second Can-Am Duel at Daytona.

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Chase Elliott captures first Duel race.

Daytona 500 pole sitter Chase Elliott leads the final 24 laps to win the first Can-Am Duel.

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Dale Jr embraces being back on the track.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins Marty Smith to discuss his return to racing against competition and his thoughts on Sunday's Daytona 500.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a little frustrated but understood why Austin Dillon helped push Denny Hamlin in the outside lane with less than two laps to go in their Daytona 500 qualifying race Thursday. Earnhardt, who led 53 of the 60 laps, said: "I would have probably done the same thing he did. He finished fifth. He pushed that 11 [of Hamlin] in the lead. He was in second. It didn't really work out that awesome for him. … He might have won the race, you never know if a couple of things worked out for him."

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR

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Reed Sorenson was tagged by Corey LaJoie and sent into the wall as they vied for a spot Thursday night in their Daytona 500 qualifying race. LaJoie earned the transfer spot and Sorenson likely will miss the 500. Sorenson: "I just think at this level of the sport, you could just run the race like you're supposed to and not have to worry about that. I'm just disappointed somebody would do something like that." LaJoie: "Obviously wrecking Reed is not how I drew it up, and it certainly wasn't on purpose. I was just trying to fill a hole and he didn't think I should be there. … If it was my mom, I would probably spin her out to make the Daytona 500, too."

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR

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