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Daytona 500 polesitter Danica Patrick, right, talks to crew chief Tony Gibson on Wednesday. Patrick enters the race 40 pounds lighter than any of her male competitors, and some think that will give her an advantage Sunday.

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DAYTONA 500 NOTEBOOK: Does diminutive Danica have Daytona edge?

It’s usually impolite to discuss a woman’s weight, but Daytona 500 polesitter Danica Patrick’s lighter frame than her NASCAR competitors has stirred the debate as to whether she’ll be quicker because of it and have a big edge in Sunday’s race.


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