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The rain-delayed, season-opening Daytona 500 is finally under way

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, and Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Fl.

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Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, David Ragan, driver of the #34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, spin after an on track incident Monday night.

See NBCSports.com coverage of the race.

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