Fireball sets up red-hot 500 ratings

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Fireball sets up red-hot 500 ratings

Kenseth cashes in on Cup-crazy Monday-night running at Daytona
Lost in all the nonracing storylines was a second Daytona 500 title for Matt Kenseth, who held off Earnhardt and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle over a two-lap overtime finish in a race that was scheduled to begin Sunday afternoon but ended in the early morning hours Tuesday.
Greg Biffle (16) and Matt Kenseth (17) lead a pack of cars in the early laps of the Daytona 500 on Monday night. In the end, after rain and fire delays, Kenseth won NASCAR’s season-opening Super Bowl and The Great American Race.
NASCAR continued its momentum from last season, partly because of a freak crash in which Juan Pablo Montoya’s car hit a truck loaded with jet fuel, injuring no one but scorching the track and forcing a two-hour delay.
People were talking NASCAR the day after the Daytona 500, including sports talk radio personality Jim Rome, who particularly was fascinated by track workers using laundry detergent to clean up the fuel fire. “Dudes needed to hit that track with some Tide, make it smell April-fresh,” Rome said on air.
Spark Plugs

Since winning the Daytona 500 in 2006, Jimmie Johnson has finished 39th, 27th, 31st, 35th, 27th and now 42nd. ... Defending series champion Tony Stewart started third and led two laps, but he hardly was a factor down the stretch and finished 16th – his worst showing since Dover at Oct. 2, 2011. He extended his losing streak in the Daytona 500 to 14 years.

Fireball sets up red-hot 500 ratings

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Lost in all the nonracing storylines was a second Daytona 500 title for Matt Kenseth, who held off Earnhardt and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle over a two-lap overtime finish in a race that was scheduled to begin Sunday afternoon but ended in the early morning hours Tuesday.
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Greg Biffle (16) and Matt Kenseth (17) lead a pack of cars in the early laps of the Daytona 500 on Monday night. In the end, after rain and fire delays, Kenseth won NASCAR’s season-opening Super Bowl and The Great American Race.
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NASCAR continued its momentum from last season, partly because of a freak crash in which Juan Pablo Montoya’s car hit a truck loaded with jet fuel, injuring no one but scorching the track and forcing a two-hour delay.
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People were talking NASCAR the day after the Daytona 500, including sports talk radio personality Jim Rome, who particularly was fascinated by track workers using laundry detergent to clean up the fuel fire. “Dudes needed to hit that track with some Tide, make it smell April-fresh,” Rome said on air.
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