NASCAR Nationwide Series At Daytona: More Dale Earnhardt Magic?

It's been an eerie NASCAR Speedweeks so far at Daytona, and today's Nationwide Series race might just continue that trend.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the favorites for the race – having won the Daytona Nationwide race last July – and Speedweeks has been quite Earnhardt-themed so far. Could Dale Jr. win again?

Think about all the strange things with Dale Earnhardt ties on the 10th anniversary week of the Intimidator's death:

– First, the lights went out during Bud Shootout practice while the cars were on the track.

– Dale Earnhardt Jr. randomly drew the pole for the Bud Shootout.

– Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 pole.

– Dale Jr.'s practice wreck meant he'll drop to the back and the No. 3 start will take the green flag for the Daytona 500.

– Austin Dillon (driving the No. 3 truck) won the pole for the Truck Series race.

– Michael Waltrip, who won the Daytona 500 on the day his close friend and team owner Earnhardt died in a crash, then won the Truck race.

Looking for other weird coincidences? Earnhardt Jr. is the No. 3 starter for today's Nationwide race. A Richard Childress Racing car (Clint Bowyer) is on the pole – No. 33.

Personally, I don't believe in ghosts – or anything of the sort – but when you add all this up, it seems pretty strange.

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