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NASCAR, Waltrip honor Sandy Hook

Owner of Swan Racing Brandon Davis, Michael Waltrip, and Sandy Hook Fire Chief Bill Halstead pose for a photo at the unveiling of the #26 car to benef
Michael Waltrip (center) and Sandy Hook Fire Chief Bill Halstead announce plans.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)

Michael Waltrip will honor and raise funds for Sandy Hook Elementary School in the No. 26 car at the Daytona 500.

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NASCAR on FOX brings live coverage of the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. The green flag drops at 1 p.m. ET, with coverage on FOX beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The two-time Daytona 500 winner was set to drive the No. 30 Toyota in a one-race deal. The number instead will be changed to No. 26 to honor the victims. Sandy Hook is the school in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed by a gunman on Dec. 14.

The No. 26 car was at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday and had a black-and-green ribbon on the hood. Waltrip also owns a team and all three entries will run with the ''text NEWTOWN to 80888'' decal for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 24.

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and Waltrip visited Newtown last week.

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