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Wilder runs on repaved Daytona track?

Updated: December 16, 2010, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Daytona 500 could have higher speeds, wilder races and closer finishes.

Drivers testing Daytona International Speedway for the first time since it was completely repaved agreed Thursday that NASCAR's premier event will feature tighter packs -- cars running three wide at nearly 200 mph -- and increase the possibility for breathtaking wrecks.

"It's going to be a lot tighter packs than I've ever seen," defending Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray said. "It's ...

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