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Continued: Return to Daytona could bring even bigger results for Danica Patrick

  • Article by: JENNA FRYER , AP Auto Racing Writer
  • Last update: July 4, 2013 - 12:20 AM

"To be able to drive the City Chevrolet car at Daytona is awesome," Busch said. "I really appreciate everyone wanting to do something special for my last ride with Phoenix Racing. Being able to drive this iconic car in the Subway Firecracker 250 to raise awareness for the Armed Forces Foundation's Help Save Our Troops campaign makes it all the more meaningful. I can't wait to get out there, drop the hammer and maybe do a little rubbin'."

Rick Hendrick was a technical adviser on "Days of Thunder," and City Chevrolet is the flagship dealership he owns in Charlotte, N.C. The dealership was used as Trickle's sponsor in the movie and the car owner portrayed by Randy Quaid was modeled after Hendrick.

"When Kurt approached me about running the City Chevrolet paint scheme at Daytona, I thought it was a fun idea," said Hendrick. "City Chevrolet is our flagship store, and it holds a lot of meaning for me personally. Having the car featured in "Days of Thunder" was really special, and we still hear from fans about it.

"If Kurt drives anything like Tom (Cruise) did in the movie, we might see City Chevrolet in Victory Lane. That would be pretty exciting for me and everyone at Hendrick Automotive Group."

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