Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

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PERFECT SENSE

From the Los Angeles Times:

Now that its sponsorship deal has been extended three years, the Budweiser Shootout could be interesting next year when it kicks off the NASCAR season at Daytona. New rules allow Joey Logano to race - and he's only 18, not old enough to drink. He's just old enough to speed.

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