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Move avoids Super Bowl conflict

Updated: August 28, 2009, 11:36 AM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Qualifying for next season's Daytona 500 will be held one day earlier than usual, a move that avoids running the session on the same day as the Super Bowl.

The top two spots for NASCAR's biggest race of the year are typically determined in qualifying on the first Sunday of "Speedweeks." But the NFL moved the Super Bowl back one week in 2010.

Although NASCAR's qualifying would have ended before kickoff, the move avoids any conflicts with the Super Bowl on Feb. ...

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