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David Gilliland grabs pole in unpredictable Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
David Gilliland grabs pole in unpredictable Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Starting at the front at Daytona is one of the world’s biggest lies. Don’t believe for a minute it will have anything to do with actually winning a race. So congrats to David Gilliland, Reed Sorenson and Landon Cassill, all unexpected front-runners for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night. But given the dynamics of restrictor-plate racing, crazy aerodynamic pushes and the proverbial rubble of stock cars that will be worthless by the end of the night, good luck to all of you trying to fend off the other 40 drivers from eventually catching up. “We all call it a crapshoot and there is a lot of luck involved,” said Cassill, who qualified third late Friday...

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