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Fernando Alonso explains the challenges of learning the prototype he will race this weekend at the Rolex 24 at Daytona:

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Why two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso wants to test a NASCAR car before even thinking about ever racing one:

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Jimmie Johnson explains how he can be a better leader as the team tries to rebound from his worst season:

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Chase Elliott will drive the familiar No. 9 for Hendrick Motorsports this year. When asked if Chase had talked about his racing career over a cold beverage with his father, Bill, here's what the 22-year-old had to say: "Well, he doesn't drink. So, I might have a beer while he has a water or something. We have talked about it some. There's actually some similarities in how he got started and how I have. He finished second a lot actually before he won a race, too. Kinda weird, but I think I've run second almost as many times as he has before he won his first race. I think that's the biggest similarity we've had so far."

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. says he won't race ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick any different in the Daytona 500 than he would when they were dating:

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Clint Bowyer, who has two young children, said he is ready for the racing season to start. And he's been ready for a while. He explains:

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Hendrick Motorsports rookie William Byron, at age 20, says he has not been asked to be designated driver by his team members yet. But he figures the request could be coming:

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Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Toyota who has more than 14 seasons worth of experience in the Cup series, is not a fan of NASCAR's push to promote the next generation of young drivers. "All you're doing is advertising all these younger guys for fans to figure out and pick up on and choose as their favorite driver. I think it's stupid. I don't know, I'm not the marketing genius that's behind this deal. So, I just do what I can do, and my part of it is what my part is.

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Kurt Busch indicated, as other Ford drivers have, that the manufacturer will have a new body in 2019. Toyota had a new one in 2017 and Chevrolet has a new body this year. What he said about that and also defending his Daytona 500 crown:

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Austin Dillon confirms that RCR will be a two-car Cup team in 2018. The team has not announced where the charter of the No. 27 team has been leased or sold. His thoughts of having one Cup teammate instead of two:

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Max Papis shows how drivers will navigate the oval portion — with two chicanes and a tricky entrance to the infield — of the new Charlotte Motor Speedway road course, a 2.28-mile layout to be used in the fall:

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Veteran road-course racer Max Papis explains how drivers will navigate many of the turns of the Charlotte road course, which will be used in the NASCAR Cup race in the fall. This video is from entering the frontstretch chicane through the infield portion of the track:

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