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Waltrip to honour, raise funds for Sandy Hook at Daytona 500

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Associated Press
2/14/2013 12:36:36 PM
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Michael Waltrip will honour and raise funds for Sandy Hook Elementary School in the No. 26 car at the Daytona 500.

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 honour 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 Brian France and Waltrip visited Newtown last week.

Michael Waltrip (Photo: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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