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Austin Dillon (3) celebrates on the track after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Austin Dillon drives No. 3 back to victory in Daytona 500

- Associated Press

Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was behind the wheel of No. 3 when he won his only Daytona 500 in 1998, and when he was killed in an accident on the final lap of the race three years later.

Alex Bowman climbs out of this car after qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Alex Bowman puts No. 88 on the pole at Daytona

- Associated Press

Bowman won the pole for “The Great American Race” in his debut as the official driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, piloted until last season by NASCAR rock star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Six of Earnhardt’s 17 career victories at Daytona International Speedway came in that car, including one of his Daytona 500 victories.

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Clint Bowyer passes Kyle Busch en route to winning the NASCAR Cup Series race in Martinsville, Virginia, on Monday. It was Bowyer's first victory since Charlotte in October 2012. (Associated Press)

Clint Bowyer wins at Martinsville to snap 190-race losing streak

- Associated Press

Bowyer snapped a 190-race losing streak dating to 2012 with a dominating victory at Martinsville Speedway. Monday's win continued the strong start to the NASCAR season for Stewart-Haas Racing, which has won four of the first six races to start the year.

Racing legend Richard Petty, left, watches practice with Roger Penske prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 300 auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NASCAR draws line on protesting during national anthem

Associated Press

It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members participated in a protest during the national anthem to start the NASCAR Cup series race Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire. Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn't want anyone in their organizations to protest.