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Source: New York Times

At Daytona, Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. Break Through Behind Familiar Numbers

Monday 17:16 GMT

Nascar’s most famous racecar numbers — 3 and 43 — finished in first and second place on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

Not only did Dillon win in the No. 3 car, the Daytona 500’s honorary starter was the recently retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. And Dillon’s win came on the 17th anniversary of the race in which the elder Earnhardt was killed when he crashed on the final lap.

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Source: Common Domain

Austin Dillon wins 60th Daytona 500

Monday 19:07 GMT

Austin Dillon won the 60th Daytona 500 in an overtime finish set up by a massive crash with two laps to go in the race’s original 200-lap distance.

Sunday, Austin Dillon, the grandson of Earnhardt’s team owner Richard Childress, became the ninth consecutive different winner in the last nine Daytona 500s and the fourth straight first-time winner in the annals of the Great American Race. Nearly 20 years to the day, the fabled No. 3 Chevrolet was back in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway.

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Source: Fox News

Wallace tops Daytona 500 speed chart in final practice

Monday 14:32 GMT

Darrell Wallace Jr. turned heads again Saturday at Daytona International Speedway and topped the speed chart in the final practice for NASCAR's season opener.

Wallace and 20-year-old Hendrick Motorsports rookie prospect William Byron are Daytona 500 first-timers and headline a crop of blossoming young talent NASCAR is banking on to lead the sport into the next decade. Three drivers under age 25 will start in the first two rows and there are six drivers under age 30 in the first eight spots.

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Source: Common Domain

European stocks set for best week since 2016, alongside Wall Street’s recovery

Saturday 11:47 GMT

European stocks headed firmly higher Friday, with ongoing recovery on Wall Street contributing to gains that are guiding the continental market toward its best weekly win in more than a year.

The market appeared to key off moves on Wall Street, as U.S. stocks on Thursday shrugged off intraday losses to finish higher for a fifth straight session leaving the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.23%  back above 25,000.

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