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Site: Daytona Beach, Fla.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 4-5 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:15 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 7-9 p.m.)
Track: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles).
Race distance: 187.5 miles, 75 laps.
Last year: Kevin Harvick won the exhibition race, his third victory in five years in Speedweeks’ kickoff event. Greg Biffle was second.
Fast facts: The race for 2013 pole winners and past event winners will be run in three segments. Online fan voting will determine the format, starting order and restart order for the final segment. ... Three-time winner Tony Stewart is returning to action after breaking his right leg in August in a sprint car crash. ... Danica Patrick is in the 18-driver field. ... Daytona 500 practice is Saturday (Fox Sports 1, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.) and front-row qualifying Sunday (Fox, Noon-3 p.m.). ...
Next race: Daytona 500, Feb. 23, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING
Next event: Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Feb. 21-23, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, Ariz.
Last week: John Force won the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., beating Matt Hagan in the Funny Car final with a record time of 3.965 seconds at 323.58 mph. Khalid alBalooshi won in Top Fuel, and Jason Line topped the Pro Stock field.
ARCA RACING SERIES: Lucas Oil 200, Saturday (Fox Sports 1, 3:15-5:30 p.m.), Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. Online: http://www.arcaracing.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS: Sprint Car: DIRTcar Nationals, Friday-Sunday, Volusia Speedway Park, Volusia, Fla. Late Model: Late Model Winter Nationals, Friday-Sunday, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws.com