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Lighthearted moments give drivers something to smile about at Daytona

Dario Franchitti in boxer shorts? A '48 Buick Roadmaster convertible for Ryan Newman? Drivers reveal plenty in their downtime at Daytona, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: January 15, 2008, 3:44 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- January testing in unpainted cars and mostly empty grandstands won't win any awards for dramatic performances.

Drivers are bored to tears 90 percent of the time, but the low-stress environment also lends itself to some interesting information that rarely comes up on a race weekend.

Dodge officials hosted a dinner with their drivers Monday night that produced plenty of revealing -- and in some cases oddball -- topics about the drivers' lives ...

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