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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — FOX8’s Kevin Connolly got a new appreciation for what NASCAR drivers go through when he took a ride in a race car at the Daytona International Speedway.

KC said he was surprised at how smooth the ride was and — believe it or not — he wanted the driver to go even faster!

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