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Childress team races from past at Daytona

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Daytona Beach, Fla. -- Five years after the death of seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt at Daytona International Speedway, the pain is still with Richard Childress, Earnhardt's friend and the owner of the black No. 3 Chevy he made famous.

But Childress and his race team are focused and ready to go after a victory today in the Daytona 500.

Daytona 500 Today, 2:30 p.m., chs. 11, 4

Daytona 500

Site -- Daytona Beach, Fla.

When -- Today, 2:30 p.m.

TV -- Chs. 11, 4 (1:30 p.m.)

Track -- Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile tri-oval)

Distance -- 200 laps, 500 miles

Purse -- About $18 million, with a minimum of $1,438,155 to winner.

Pole-sitter -- Jeff Burton

2005 winner -- Jeff Gordon

Today's Daytona 500 lineup

At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla.

Lap length: 2.5 miles

(Car number in parentheses)

1. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 189.151 mph.

2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 188.877.

3. (38) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 188.810.

4. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 187.570.

5. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 186.614.

6. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 187.743.

7. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 185.124.

8. (43) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 187.935.

9. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet,

10. (6) Mark Martin, Ford, 186.436.

11. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford,

12. (45) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 184.794.

13. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 187.539.

14. (42) Casey Mears, Dodge, 186.127.

15. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 187.196.

16. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 186.672.

17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 187.488.

18. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 185.774.

19. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 185.242.

20. (7) Robby Gordon, Chevrolet, 186.850.

21. (66) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 186.990.

22. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 186.289.

23. (21) Ken Schrader, Ford, 186.043.

24. (09) Mike Wallace, Dodge, 182.953.

25. (88) Dale Jarrett, Ford, 188.849.

26. (19) Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge, 186.908.

27. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 186.691.

28. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 187.406.

29. (49) Brent Sherman, Dodge, 182.142.

30. (55) Michael Waltrip, Dodge, 183.411.

31. (61) Kevin Lepage, Ford, 186.097.

32. (40) David Stremme, Dodge, 184.543.

33. (36) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 187.715.

34. (22) Dave Blaney, Dodge, 184.566.

35. (25) Brian Vickers, Chevrolet, 187.239.

36. (18) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 187.207.

37. (07) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 187.786.

38. (01) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 187.402.

39. (14) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 187.274.

40. (32) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 187.106.

41. (00) Hermie Sadler, Ford, 187.025.

42. (27) Kirk Shelmerdine, Chevrolet, 185.361.

43. (96) Terry Labonte, Chevrolet.

Failed to Qualify

44. (10) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 180.890.

45. (78) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet,

181.594.

46. (4) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 184.854.

47. (23) Mike Skinner, Dodge, 182.771.

48. (74) Derrike Cope, Dodge, 183.333.

49. (52) Larry Gunselman, Dodge, 181.214.

50. (37) Chad Blount, Dodge, 181.906.

51. (50) Larry Foyt, Dodge, 185.128.

52. (59) Andy Belmont, Chevrolet, 179.960.

53. (64) Randy LaJoie, Chevrolet, 184.540.

54. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Dodge, 183.576.

55. (92) Chad Chaffin, Chevrolet, 181.763.

56. (80) Carl Long, Ford, 176.935.

57. (15) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 185.334.

58. (95) Stanton Barrett, Chevrolet, 185.322.

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