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Parker Kligerman at Daytona 07-03-2013
Parker Kligerman
Parker Kligerman qualified third and led 10 laps en route to a fifth-place finish in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway (2/23/13).

Kyle Busch Motorsports
He qualified second and finished 13th in his NNS debut at the 2.5-mile tri-oval (7/2/10). He finished in the top 15 in each of his NCWTS starts, including an 11th-place finish in the 2012 NextEra Energy Resources 250. Kligerman came from the 30th starting spot to finish seventh in the 2009 ARCA Racing Series event (2/7/09).
McClure looking to have special night at DIS 07-03-2013
Eric McClure
Four months ago, in the season-opener at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Eric McClure captured his career-best finish of 8th, and he looks to have a similar result this weekend.

TriStar Motorsports
The upcoming Subway Firecracker 250 will mark his 215th-career Nationwide Series start and his 15th at the historic track. In 14 starts, the Virginia driver has completed 89.2% of the total laps attempted (1556) and has been running at the end of 12 events. Furthermore, McClure has occupied the number one position in the running order three separate times at the speedway.
Trevor Bayne at Daytona Int' Speedway 07-03-2013
Trevor Bayne
Trevor Bayne opened the 2013 season by winning the pole at Daytona International Speedway in February. Despite starting at the front of the pack, the car suffered mechanical problems leaving the No. 6 team in 31st-place. The Car: Chassis RK-718 has not been on the track since Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used it to open his 2012 Championship season in Daytona. Stenhouse finished 19th after being entangled in a crash in turn four of the final lap. Winn-Dixie will return to Roush Fenway Racing on the No. 6 car after a historic run with Mark Martin and the No. 60 car. Winn-Dixie sponsored Martin and the No. 60 car for nearly a decade. Together, they amassed 20 pole positions and nearly 40 wins.-Roush Fenway Racing
Restrictor plate notes on Regan Smith 07-03-2013
Regan Smith
Regan Smith was in contention for wins at both restrictor-plate races this season, scoring the team's first 2013 victory at Talladega Superspeedway and first on a restrictor-plate track. Smith has led 30 laps in restrictor-plate events in 2013, ranking him as the lap leader among Nationwide Series regulars in that category. Among all drivers this season, he trails only Joey Logano in restrictor-plate laps led.Smith and the Hellmann's Centennial team will race chassis 796. This is the same chassis Smith drove to victory at Talladega Superspeedway in May.-JR Motorsports
Stewart second on all-time Daytona wins list 07-03-2013
Tony Stewart
In 29 career, point-paying Sprint Cup starts at Daytona, Tony Stewart has four wins, a pole, six top-threes, eight top-fives, 13 top-10s and has led a total of 665 laps. He has an average start of 11.6, an average finish of 17.0 and has a lap completion rate of 90.9 percent. Between Sprint Cup point-paying races, non-point events, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the defunct IROC series, Stewart has a total of 19 Daytona wins, placing him second on the track's all-time win list, 15 behind Dale Earnhardt, who has 34 total victories at Daytona and is part of the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2010. Additionally, Stewart has won at least one race at the 2.5-mile oval for the past nine years.-True Speed Communication
Advance notes in Daytona on Carl Edwards 07-03-2013
Carl Edwards
In 17 NSCS starts at Daytona, Carl Edwards has four top-five and eight top-10 finishes. His best finish is second place, captured in 2011 at the Daytona 500 and in July of 2008. In the Loop. Edwards has completed (93.2%) of the laps he has attempted at Daytona and has led only four laps. He has an average start of 17.4 and an average finish of 17.5. The Car: The team will unload RK-829 which was the car that wrecked in the Sprint Unlimited practice. The team sent RK-829 back to RFR headquarters for repairs and used it as the backup for the Daytona 500.-Roush Fenway Racing
Daytona notes of interest on Dale Earnhardt J 07-03-2013
Dale Earnhardt
In 27 Sprint Cup starts at Daytona, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has recorded two wins, 10 top-five finishes, 15 top-10s and has led 396 laps.

Hendrick Motorsports
He averages a starting position of 11.1 and an average finish of 14th in points-paying events at Daytona. Earnhardt has 13 NASCAR wins at Daytona -- two in the Sprint Cup Series, six in the Nationwide Series, three during qualifying events and two during exhibition events. He has won the 2004 Daytona 500, the 2001 Pepsi 400, plus two Sprint Unlimiteds (2003 and 2008) and three Budweiser Duel qualifying races (2003, 2004 and 2008). Earnhardt won the four straight Nationwide events he entered between 2002 and 2004 at Daytona.
Kasey Kahne at Daytona 07-03-2013
Kasey Kahne
In 2010, Kasey Kahne reached Victory Lane at Daytona when he won the second Budweiser Duel 150 qualifying race.

Hendrick Motorsports
In 19 points-paying starts at Daytona, Kahne has two top-five finishes and seven top-10s, including a runner-up result in the July 2010 race. DAYTONA LOOP DATA: According to NASCAR loop data for the last 17 races at Daytona, Kahne ranks second in green-flag passes (3,532 total) and is tied for sixth with Greg Biffle in fastest laps run (69 laps).
Jimmie Johnson's Daytona quick stats 07-03-2013
Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson has two wins (February 2006 and 2013), two poles (February 2002 and 2008), seven top-five finishes and 10 top-10s in 23 starts at Daytona. His average start is 9.6 and it ranks as one of the five worst tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit for Johnson with an average finish is 18.2. He has completed 3,736 of 4,065 laps (91.9 percent) and led 77.-True Speed Communication
Aric Almirola at 'home track' Daytona 07-03-2013
Aric Almirola
Aric Almirola will make his ninth start, fifth in Sprint Cup, at his 'home track' this weekend in Daytona, Florida. In his four Cup starts, he tallied a best finish of 13th earlier this season in the Daytona 500, and in four Nationwide starts, he posted one top-10 finish and won a pole. Almirola will race with the U.S. Air Force on the hood of the No. 43 Ford.-Breaking Limits
Marcos Ambrose Daytona notes of interest 07-03-2013
Marcos Ambrose
In his five-year Sprint Cup Series career, Marcos Ambrose has nine starts at the famed Daytona track. He posted his best finish of sixth in the summer event in 2009. The No. 9 Ford team is coming off a seventh-place finish at Sonoma and 13th-place finish at Kentucky. In both races, the team qualified in the top-five.-Breaking Limits
Truex on hot streak heading into Daytona 07-03-2013
Martin Truex
Martin Truex Jr. is on a hot streak as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Daytona International Speedway during the July 4th holiday weekend for its 400-mile race Saturday night. Truex left Pocono Raceway 17th in the standings before posting third (Michigan), first (Sonoma) and seventh (Kentucky) place finishes and moving to seventh in points. He and his Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Clint Bowyer have scored the most points in those three races. Truex has nine more races left in his bid to secure a second consecutive appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Kurt Busch aiming for Superspeedway reversal 07-03-2013
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch has to overcome a recent plague of superspeedway bad luck when the Cup Series challenges Daytona Saturday night in the Coke Zero 400. At Talladega, he was running fifth with six laps remaining, got clipped, went airborne and crash landed on the hood of Ryan Newman's car. In February's Daytona 500, he was involved in an early accident that crippled his performance. And at last year's two Daytona Sprint Cup races he had finishes of 39th and 35th. "We can be a contender Saturday night," stated Busch, a Las Vegas native. "We're just hoping that our number is not pulled in the crash derby roulette wheel at the end of the race."-Furniture Row Racing
Blaney looking for a bit of luck at Daytona 07-03-2013
Dave Blaney
Looking for a bit of luck this weekend, Tommy Baldwin Racing is hoping that the No. 7 Florida Lottery car to be driver by Dave Blaney is an instant winner at Daytona International Speedway. After a top-20 finish in the season opening Daytona 500, the Florida Lottery returns for a second trip around Daytona International Speedway with the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet. Blaney has 25 starts at Daytona, with an average finish of 26.6.-140 BUZZ
J.J. Yeley Coke Zero 400 advance 07-03-2013
J.J. Yeley
J.J. Yeley has nine starts with an average finish of 27.4 at the Daytona International Speedway. In February, Yeley earned his all time high finish of 10th, at the Daytona 500. Golden Corral returns to pilot the No. 36 car for the third time this season. Celebrating the 4th of July weekend, the No. 36 car has a new look for the weekend - a patriotic red, white and blue design by former Marine Scott Bates.-140 BUZZ