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After leading 116 laps on his way to victory in last year¿s Pepsi 400, will try for two-in-a-row in the 44th annual Pepsi 400 on July 6. Being able to pull off consecutive wins in the Pepsi 400 is no easy trick. David Pearson is the only driver to win the Pepsi 400 three times in a row while Fireball Roberts (1962, ¿63), A.J. Foyt (1964, ¿65) and Cale Yarborough (1967, ¿68) are the drivers that have posted two straight wins.

Missing Daytona Glory


Several drivers competing in this year¿s Pepsi 400 on July 6 are still seeking their first Winston Cup Series victory at Daytona International Speedway in either the Daytona 500 or the Pepsi 400. , , , and are among the veterans still trying to breakthrough the gates of Victory Lane at Daytona.

Daytona double, part I


is looking to pull off a Daytona double in Bud Pole Qualifying for the Pepsi 400. Johnson, a Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidate, drove the No. 48 Lowe¿s Home Improvement Chevrolet to the Bud Pole for the Daytona 500. Johnson will try to join the list of 10 drivers who have won the poles for both the Daytona 500 and the Pepsi 400 in the same year. The last driver to pull off this feat was in 2000.

Daytona double, part II


will attempt to join four drivers, including his racing hero Bobby Allison, in winning both the Daytona 500 and the Pepsi 400 in the same year. Burton was victorious in February¿s Daytona 500, but lost his winning No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge to DAYTONA USA for the year. So crew chief Tommy Baldwin and the rest of the Bill Davis Racing team have built a new Superspeedway car for Burton in hopes he can join Fireball Roberts (1962), Cale Yarborough (1968), LeeRoy Yarbrough (1969) and Allison (1982) in the record books.

No Bull Five Million Dollar Bonus


The 44th annual Pepsi 400 will be a No Bull 5 $1 million bonus race for the second straight year. The top five finishers from the Coca-Cola Racing Family 600 — , , , and — will be eligible to pocket the Winston No Bull 5 $1 million bonus with a victory in the Pepsi 400. In addition, five fans once again will be paired with the five drivers and will also have the opportunity to win $1 million.

Shawna's back


The last time a female driver started the Pepsi 400 was in 1980, when Patty Moise started 35th and finished 39th. could update the record books at this year¿s Pepsi 400. She¿ll attempt to qualify for the mid-summer classic in the No. 49 BAM Racing Dodge. In February¿s Daytona 500, she finished 24th.
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