Harvick doubtful for first practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sprint Cup driver Kevin Harvick has flu-like symptoms and is doubtful to participate in Thursday's first practice for Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout.

Richard Childress Racing teammate Clint Bowyer will take Harvick's place in practice barring a quick recovery.

Team officials said Harvick, who did not attend Media Day, remains home in bed in North Carolina.

Harvick won the 2007 Daytona 500.

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