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I wonder if you could explain to me why NASCAR decided to run the Daytona 500 on a Thursday instead of on a Saturday like they usually do in the past?

Actually, the Daytona 500 will be on Sunday. It was on a Sunday last year, too. Thursday's two 125-mile races were to qualify for the Daytona 500.

Q: I'd like to know when the Mardi Gras parade in Louisiana is this year?

A: In Louisiana, there are many Mardi Gras parades, but the big one actually, it's a daylong series of parades begins about 8:30 a.m. on Fat Tuesday (Feb. 27) in New Orleans' Uptown District.


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