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Daytona accelerates safety overhaul with new walls, barriers

...to me over the first two events of the season that I need more experience in these cars to do what is required of the lead driver and to be competitive for the team and our partners," he said.Ambrose won championships in 2003 and 2004 before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-18/daytona-accelerates-safety
Kevin Harvick had many highlights on road to title

...Harvick's season. LEAP OF FAITHKevin Harvick had a cushy deal at Richard Childress Racing as that organization's lead driver in 2013, while crew chief Rodney Childers was one of the lead crew chiefs at Michael Waltrip Racing for driver Brian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-12-10/kevin-harvick-had-many-hig
Earnhardt leaves Daytona fuming

...since then, and drivers now need to create a two-car hookup to get around Daytona. They use one spotter, with the lead driver taking traffic signals and guiding the trailing driver, who is stuck in a perpetual blind spot as he's glued to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2011-07-03/earnhardt-leaves-daytona-f
Roadwork to close Wheeler ramps

...from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, to allow for minor repairs to be made to the roadway. Detours will lead drivers through Belair Road, according to the release. Law enforcement will be onsite to assist with traffic.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-06-16/roadwork-close-wheeler-ramps
Racing teams' No. 1 driver isn't always the best paid one

...Based on experience, former champion Matt Kenseth is the lead driver.Edwards got a big pay raise last year ? and a huge...Of course, some would argue Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a lead driver at Hendrick because he's won the most popular driver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-04-25/racing-teams-no-1-driver-i
Hendrick keeps faith in GM cars

...to create an elaborate plan just to get his race cars to the track. "This is the toughest stretch of the year," lead driver Bob Decker said. "The only time this truck won't be moving will be during the race."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/15/nas_527717.shtml
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Not Team Player

...Sunday. Off the track, Gordon and Johnson are best friends. On the track, they generally race each other hard, but clean. At the same time, both are trying to establish themselves as the lead driver at Hendrick's four-car operation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/01/nas_150065.shtml
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Goodyear, NASCAR patch flats

...Camry at Bill Davis Racing. Elliott Sadler will replace Mayfield at Evernham. Mayfield will join Dave Blaney as the lead drivers for Davis' team. POINTS RACE The points standings with five races left before the Chase for the Championship: 1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/07/nas_91711.shtml
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Safety Measures

...bumper-to-bumper racing. In addition to the numerous accidents it causes, frustration builds on the race track and leads drivers to bump-draft to make their way through traffic. "I think bump drafting is something that drivers have definitely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/16/nas_57087.shtml
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Earnhardt stumbles; Gordon inches to 12th

...for Bill Davis Racing. Waltrip is expected to move into one of Davis' Dodges next year with plans of becoming the lead driver for Toyota in 2007. - Another announcement that's expected is Scott Riggs' move to a third car at Evernham Motorsports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/22/nas_4247.shtml
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