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Today's column had one highlight from a Fox conference call on the Daytona 500. Here are a few more provided by the network:

Darrell Waltrip on rivalries and feuds in NASCAR: “I think that fans like ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys.' I don’t necessarily want to see drivers out of control and abusing some of the unwritten rules of this sport. There are a lot of gentlemen’s agreements, a lot of things we have to do to get along and live in this community together. By the same token, I want to see passion. I don’t like to see violence, I don’t like to see race cars ramming into each other, but I do like to see guys that are excited.”

Mike Joy on the expectations for 2008 season: “It’s been a while since we had so much change in the sport. With drivers changing teams, drivers changing sponsors, we have a new ‘Car of Today’ platform in use at Daytona in all of the races. There’s more anticipation going into this Daytona 500 than I can remember in a long, long time.”

Larry McReynolds on questions leading into this season: “I think a lot of those questions about 2008 started getting answered Saturday night in the Budweiser Shootout. ‘How is this new car going to race in Daytona?’ We had an unbelievable race. I know it had Mike, Darrell and I on the edge of our seats in that booth the entire 70 laps. ‘Did Dale Earnhardt Jr. make a good move going to Hendrick Motorsports?’ I know that was just a non-points race, but in the early stages here, it looks he made a great move because he went back to victory lane in a Sprint Cup car for the first time since May of 2006. So many of the positive things of our sport is what’s going to create the buzz and excitement for people to tune back in and watch starting this Sunday with the 500.”

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CBS this week announced it was revamping College Sports Television, including renaming the channel CBS College Sports Network. Among the changes, which start taking effect next month, will be a twice-nightly news show, College Sports Tonight. CBS bought CSTV two years ago. For most cable customers, CSTV is available in a digital sports programming package. 
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