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High anxiety sets in at Daytona

Updated: February 11, 2003, 6:04 PM ET
By Mike Massaro | ESPN.com

If Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout is any indication, Thursday's Gatorade 125s could be very intense.

"As soon as they dropped the green it was like instant three-wide racing. I was like, this is crazy," said Dale Earnhardt Jr., who came from the last starting position (19th) to win.

Part of the craziness may be attributed to the common template that has debuted this week. While the cars are still not completely identical, the only distinguishing characteristics between makes ...

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