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Look into Humpy's crystal ball

Race cars with no wheels? Jeff Gordon III in the No. 24? Humpy Wheeler's crystal ball gives us a glimpse of the Daytona 500, circa 2059.

Updated: February 9, 2009, 5:51 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There have been 50 runnings of the Daytona 500. Fifty runnings hence, there will be more participants in the race -- hundreds of thousands -- than fans in the stands. Yet the parking lots will be practically empty.

You won't be able to hear the noise from miles away. Gasoline will be a long-forgotten fuel, and rainouts a long-forgotten concern. Wrecks will be the most horrific in the history of NASCAR.

Cars will weigh 2,000 pounds or less -- not ...

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