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Roger Diez: New cars lead to different strategy at Dayton

The longest and most convoluted qualifying procedure in motorsports is finally over, and the field is set for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Danica Patrick played it safe in the first Duel qualifying race on Thursday, keeping her car intact and finishing 17th. However, she will start on the pole by virtue of being the fastest qualifier last Sunday. Jeff Gordon, who set the second-fastest qualifying time on pole day, will start alongside Patrick. Gordon was much more aggressive in the second Duel race, leading the first two-thirds of the event. Unfortunately, a pit road speeding violation and the subsequent drive-through penalty …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Feb 23, 2013 04:11AM Published Feb 23, 2013 04:10AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.