Rookies learn ropes at Daytona testing
Barely 50 days from the moment Tony Stewart was crowned as NASCAR's Nextel Cup champion, the series has sprung to life once again.
But instead of being in South Florida, where the year ended at Homestead, NASCAR is back in the familiar confines of Daytona Beach, a few hours north, as preparations for the Daytona 500 get under way.
Much will be made of the speeds clocked during the two test sessions, which conclude Jan. 16-18. But unless you're one of the teams outside ...
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