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Bump drafting causing stir in Cup garage

Updated: February 18, 2005, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Ban the bump draft! That's the cry echoing around the garage area at Daytona International Speedway heading into Sunday's Daytona 500.

Bump drafting -- thumping the rear bumper of the car ahead to help speed up a pass -- has become a common sight during races on Daytona's 2½-mile oval.

On Thursday, during the second 150-mile qualifying race for the Daytona 500, NASCAR bad boy Kevin Harvick used the tactic at the wrong moment, hitting the rear of ...

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