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NewsNASCAR tosses car chiefs for 3 drivers before Daytona 500

20:30  10 february  2019
20:30  10 february  2019 Source:   ap.org

Watch: J.J. Watt tells Daytona 500 drivers to ‘Start your engines!’

Watch: J.J. Watt tells Daytona 500 drivers to ‘Start your engines!’ If you’ve ever seen the intensity Houston Texans star J.J. Watt brings to his pregame preparations, then you already know what’s coming. On Sunday Watt was serving as the Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500 and absolutely crushed it when it was time to get the race going. ONE MORE TIME FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, @JJWatt!#DAYTONA500 | @DISupdates pic.twitter.com/7bpGUEanS6 — NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 2019 I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to run through a brick wall after hearing that. Watt wasn’t the only NFL star making his presence known on Sunday at the Brickyard, either. New England Patriots star Julian Edelman waved the green flag to get the race underway.

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The Daytona 500 is a 500 -mile-long (805 km) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

NASCAR tosses car chiefs for 3 drivers before Daytona 500 © The Associated Press Austin Dillon (3) heads to the track from his garage during NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has ejected the car chiefs for Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon and Austin Dillon through the Daytona 500 for repeated inspection failures before qualifying for the race.

The drivers also were docked 15 minutes from the final Cup practice before next Sunday's race. NASCAR has cracked down this season on inspection failures and will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules.

Daytona 500: Date, time, TV schedule, live stream for 2019 race

Daytona 500: Date, time, TV schedule, live stream for 2019 race The Daytona 500 will be run at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

The DAYTONA 500 brings historic performances, spectacular finishes and amazing memories! Don't miss out when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season begins anew with this showcase of speed, skill and determination as drivers battle the famed 2.5-mile trioval and it's 31-degree banking

NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch celebrates winning the 2017 Daytona 500 . NASCAR Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer's car is pushed into the garage after a wreck during the 2017 Daytona NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) signs autographs before the 2017 Daytona 500

Greg Ebert for Austin Dillon, Billy Plourde for Ty Dillon and Josh Kirk for Elliott will not be allowed to return to the garage until the next race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 last season for Richard Childress Racing. Elliott, NASCAR's most popular driver, drives for Hendrick Motorsports and Dillon races for Germain Racing.

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Texans star J.J. Watt to serve as Daytona 500 grand marshal.
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will serve as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, making him the first NFL player to give the command for drivers to starts their engines before NASCAR's most famous race. Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Monday, six days before the 61st running of ''The Great American Race.'' Watt is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and well known for his charity work with the Justin J. Watt Foundation, which provides after-school opportunities for children. Following Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Watt set a goal to raise $200,000 for recovery efforts in Houston.

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