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Archive for Saturday, July 7, 2007

Busch race today sets up twinbill

July 7, 2007

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— Rain washed out Friday night's Busch Series race at Daytona International Speedway, and NASCAR rescheduled the event for this morning.

The race will begin at 8 a.m. and create a day-night doubleheader of racing at NASCAR's premier track. The Nextel Cup event is scheduled for 7 p.m.

It could make for a very long day - and 650 miles of racing - for the 20 drivers who were entered in both events. Among those who are scheduled to run both races are two-time defending Pepsi 400 champion Tony Stewart, defending Busch race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick.

NASCAR faced a similar situation at Charlotte in 2003, when the Busch race was rescheduled for the afternoon before the Cup race - creating 800 miles of racing. Greg Biffle won the Busch race, Stewart won the Cup event and 10 drivers did double-duty. Matt Kenseth pulled out of the Busch race.

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