New track, new rules, and a new NASCAR Sprint Cup season begins with the "Great American Race" - the Daytona 500.  FOX News Radio's Marghiee Teshineh has the latest with "FOX In The Fast Lane"...

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A SMOOTH NEW TRACK AT DAYTONA TOOK CARS PAST TWO HUNDRED MILES PER HOUR, SO NASCAR SAYS TO SLOW THINGS DOWN -  DRIVERS WILL HAVE TO USE  SMALLER RESTRICTER PLATES WHICH WILL CUT HORSEPOWER.
JIMMIE JOHNSON SAYS SMALLER PLATES WILL KEEP DRIVERS SAFE...
(WE'D ALL LIKE TO HAVE NO PLATE ON THE CAR WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT THE BIGGEST PLATE ON THERE WE POSSIBLY CAN, BUT THOSE SPEEDS...WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENS)
FASTER TRACK CONDITIONS AT DAYTONA ALSO MEANS TANDEM RACING
WHERE DRIVERS WILL RACE BUMPER TO BUMPER WITH A PARTNER  TO PROPEL EACH OTHER AROUND THE TRACK.
AND JOHNSON LIKED IT!
(TO HAVE SOMETHING NEW OUT THERE TO FOCUS WAS FUN FOR US IN THE SEATS.)
THIS YEAR MARKS TEN YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF DALE EARNHARDT SENIOR... KILLED ON THE LAST LAP OF THE 2001 DAYTONA FIVE HUNDRED.
TRACK OFFICIALS ARE ASKING FANS AND BROADCASTERS TO HONOR THE MAN WHO DROVE THE NUMBER THREE WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE DURING LAP THREE.
FOX IN THE FAST LANE...I'M MARGHIEE TESHINEH, FOX NEWS RADIO