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Daytona 500 postponed until Monday at 4 p.m. due to rain

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The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. The first delay of the day came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track. Trump's armored limousine nicknamed “The Beast" exited Daytona International Speedway, and the sky opened for a brief shower that forced drivers back to pit road.

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Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

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President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. Given the honor of grand marshal for the race, Trump gave thousands of fans a flyover of Air Force One and then rode onto the track in the presidential motorcade as the audience roared with delight. Asked what it was about NASCAR that he most enjoyed, the president said, ``I think it’s really the bravery of these people.

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Volkswagen offers 830 million euros to compensate German buyers

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Volkswagen said it will compensate owners of its heavily polluting diesel vehicles in Germany in a settlement that will cost the German carmaker 830 million euros (690 million pounds). In 2015 VW was caught by regulators using manipulated engine management software to mask excessive pollution levels in its diesel cars, sparking a raft of prosecutions and lawsuits. The offer comes despite a breakdown in talks with German consumer association VZBV, which had been in negotiations with

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NASCAR's guessing game - Trying to predict the Daytona 500

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Survival is the most important skill in the Daytona 500. NASCAR’s season opener is a three-hour, white-knuckle thrill ride in cramped quarters at 200 mph that’s as much about finding holes and help than having speed and handling. The fastest car rarely wins and has as good a shot at ending up in the junkyard as victory lane.

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Junkyard Gem: 1984 BMW 528e Sedan

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Salvage firm asks judge to halt rival's removal of capsized ship and its 4,200 cars

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A maritime salvage company is asking a federal judge to stop the Coast Guard and a rival firm from carrying out their plans to remove a cargo ship that overturned five months ago on the Georgia coast. The multiagency team overseeing removal of the South Korean freighter Golden Ray recently announced plans to carve the ship into eight giant pieces that would be loaded onto barges using a towering crane in the waters of St. Simons Sound. The salvage company Donjon-SMIT filed a complaint Thursday

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