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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Austin Dillon
Joey Logano believes two facts are abundantly clear after he emerged from the organized chaos of NASCAR's first three-round knockout qualifying session Friday with the pole position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona's longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end.
Five things to know about the rain-delayed Daytona 500, NASCAR's signature event that finished under the lights Sunday at Daytona International Speedway:
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Denny Hamlin almost couldn't help himself at the start of his Daytona 500 qualifying race, when his anxiously tried to charge to the front and shake out all the cobwebs and frustration from his injury-plagued season a year ago.
It's been a decade since Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s lone Daytona 500 victory.
The 43 drivers competing in the 2014 Daytona 500, in order of starting position:
Daytona 500 pole-sitter Austin Dillon is getting another sponsor.
Don't look for defending Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson to take many chances in Thursday's qualifying race.
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Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.
Austin Dillon won the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500 driving the No. 3 Chevrolet — a car Richard Childress has refused to field at NASCAR's top level since Dale Earnhardt's fatal accident on the last lap of the 2001 race.
With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.
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"I think the yellow stripes on the bumper showed a little bit tonight," said Dillon, who made contact with teammate Ryan Newman and fellow rookie Kyle Larson in separate incidents.
"This is one of the top points, starting off like this, so you want to carry that momentum going forward," Dillon said. "But for me, I just have to stay grounded and have fun."