Automakers bank on NASCAR to keep driving sales

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By Ben Klayman CHICAGO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Racing fans will have many questions when the NASCAR season kicks off Sunday with the Daytona 500 race, but automakers only wonder whether the sport will retain its popularity and keep driving vehicle sales. The millions in NASCAR nation are wondering whether fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. can find happiness with his new deep-pocketed Hendrick Motorsports team, whether rival and teammate Jimmie Johnson can successfully defend his Sprint Cup ...

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