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Locals root on favorites at Daytona

Albany- The parking lots of local bars with big screen TV's were full. While most came out just to watch the race, we caught up with a fan Dale Earnhardt fan who wasn't fortunate enough to come up with a 500 ticket.

"We just got back from Daytona as a matter of fact, wasn't able to make the 500, but went for the shoot out, and had a great time," said Chris Bunn, a local fan.

This is the 47th edition of the Daytona 500 and the season opener to the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season.