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Site: Daytona Beach, Florida.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 5-7:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 8:15 p.m. (Fox, 8-10 p.m.).
Track: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles).
Race distance: 187.5 miles, 75 laps.
Last year: Denny Hamlin won the exhibition race, making a late charge through the decimated field. Only eight cars were running at the end.
Field: Aric Almirola, Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr.
Fast facts: The race will be run in two segments. Online fan voting will determine the format, starting order and restart order for the final 50-lap segment. ... Daytona 500 practice is Saturday (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Fox Sports 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m.) and front-row qualifying is Sunday (Fox, 1-3 p.m.).
Next race: Daytona 500, Feb. 22, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida.
NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
Next event: Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Feb. 20-22, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, Arizona.
Last week: Defending Funny Car champion Matt Hagan won the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, California. Shawn Langdon won in Top Fuel, and Jason Line topped the Pro Stock field.
ARCA RACING SERIES: Lucas Oil 200, Saturday (Fox Sports 1, 4-6 p.m.), Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: DIRTcar Nationals, Friday-Sunday, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Florida. Late Model: Late Model Winter Nationals, Saturday-Sunday, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Florida. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com