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February 23, 2004
Poll Position Air Force One takes off from a runway located just outside Daytona Motor Speedway after President Bush (inset, with Richard Petty), no doubt looking for votes from NASCAR dads, had worked the crowd before the Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the winner of Sunday's race (page 48).
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February 23, 2004

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Poll Position
Air Force One takes off from a runway located just outside Daytona Motor Speedway after President Bush (inset, with Richard Petty), no doubt looking for votes from NASCAR dads, had worked the crowd before the Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the winner of Sunday's race (page 48).

Three the Hard Way
Surrounded by (from left) Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Ray Alien, East guard Allen Iverson found little room to operate on Sunday and scored only three points in the NBA All-Star Game. The West won 136-132, with Shaquille O'Neal (inset) taking home the MVP trophy.

Mission Possible
Michael Phelps looked good on the starting blocks (inset) and even better in the water as he won the 100-meter butterfly during the spring national championships last Friday in Orlando, just another victory lap in his quest to win eight gold medals in Athens (page 16).

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