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Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona duels

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR’s sixth-generation car — the Gen-6 — seemed to usher in a return to pack racing in restrictor-plate events at Daytona International Speedway, where it’s tough to make up ground on the leader.

That was evident after Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch won their heats in Thursday’s Budweiser Duel, a pair of 150-mile, 60-lap qualifying races that set the 43-car grid for Sunday’s 55th Daytona 500.

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