NASCAR: No change in restrictor plate
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR officials will continue the have-at-it-boys theme Saturday night after opting not to change the restrictor plates for the Budweiser Shootout.
But there have been changes to limit how long drivers can maintain the two-car drafts that create speeds of more than 200 mph.
Joey Logano and Kyle Busch reached speeds in excess of 203 mph Friday night in the final practice session for the Shootout, and eight other drivers exceeded 200 mph in two-car drafts.
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2011 Daytona 500
The 53rd running of the Daytona 500 is on the horizon, with a new racing surface greeting competitors heading into a new season of hope. It all begins Feb. 20 at Daytona International Speedway.