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Masters of the draft will have clear advantage at draft-happy Daytona

The biggest test facing Nationwide-only drivers this week at Daytona? It's called the draft, something Cup regulars Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick know a little something about, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: July 3, 2008, 6:25 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- While most eyes will focus on Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and other masters of the draft -- Nationwide Series restrictor-plate stalwart Mike Wallace included -- there will be plenty of intrigue further back in the pack Friday night.

That's where younger drivers such as Marcos Ambrose and Kelly Bires likely will spend the first part of the Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona International Speedway as they learn the many nuances of drafting ...

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