Diet Myth #1 Crash Diets and Calorie Reduced Diets

Diet Myth 1: The best way to lose weight is to go on a Crash Diet or Low Calorie Diet. If you reduce your portion sizes, you will lose weight. It is better to remember that reducing your calorie intake by 500 calories a day. A reduction of 500 calories a day can help you reduce your weight by one to two pounds a week. Diets that provide less than 800 calories a day result in nutrient deficiencies and increase the risk of diseases related to poor energy and nutrient intakes. Rapid weight loss often results in rapid weight increase. A reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity as the best way to achieve a steady and healthy weight loss. Weight Loss Coaching is the answer to learning how to change your habits and behaviors which have lead to weight gain. It is time to take control of your weight and your health. We offer Weight Loss Coaching to help you lose weight and keep it off. Coaching works, because unless you relearn the way you deal with food, any weight you lose will only return. Develop healthy eating habits, and enjoy weight loss without feelings of deprivation. Eat foods you love and lose weight.

Billion Bubbles

Billion Bubbles
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Vess Soda is a brand of soft drink manufactured and distributed primarily in the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area. The company was founded in 1916. During the height of its popularity, Vess had bottling plants in several locations including Asheville, Lafayette, Anderson and Cincinnati. It is now owned by Cott Beverages.

Sylvester Jones was the principal founder, who developed the VESS trademark from his nickname. Whistle Orange Soda was introduced in 1925, with the Vess logo on the other soda flavors. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 left the company in bad financial shape. The business was sold to Donald Schneebarger. Schneebarger was a genius at marketing and added several new flavors to the line, many of which are still produced today. Vess Beverage assets and division, Vess Specialty Packaging Company, was purchased in 1994 by Cott

As of 2007 Vess soda is sold in small plastic bottles and cans, as well as 2 and 3-liter bottles. Its slogan is "The Billion Bubble Beverage".

Vess flavors include the standard cola and fruit flavors. Vess is well-known for their orange soft drink, Whistle. The cream variety is an unusual deep pink color. Vess-Up is their lemon lime soda. Vess also produces cherry cola, black cherry, pineapple, peach, piña colada, strawberry, grape, blue raspberry and kiwi-strawberry flavors. There are also Vess tonic water, ginger ale, club soda and seltzer in one liter bottles and standard and fruit flavors available in 2 and 3 liter variety. Some of their varieties such as root beer and peach have artificial sweetener in both the regular and diet versions, which is not typical in the American soda market.

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Zoller Lab, Zantrex 3, 84 Capsule

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Hope Lillian Whitlock born March 5, 2007, at 1:11 pm

Hope Lillian Whitlock born March 5, 2007, at 1:11 pm
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Dee and Matt got this first picture of Hope with her eyes open wide.

Hope was born on a Monday at 1:11 pm
"Monday’s child is fair of face"
under the astrological sign Pisces.

Your date of conception was on or about 12 June 2006 which was a Monday.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2454164.5.
The golden number for 2007 is 13.
The epact number for 2007 is 11.
The year 2007 is not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/18/2007 and ending 2/6/2008.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Golden Pig.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Wolf; your plant is Plantain.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Pachons, the first month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 15 AdarI 5767.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 19 katun 14 tun 2 uinal 0 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Monday, 15 Safar 1428 (1428-2-15).

In 2007 there will be about 4,091,063 births in the US.
In 2007, on March 5th, the US population was approximately 301,320,179.
The World population was about 6,580,598,573.

Your birthstone is Aquamarine
The Mystical properties of Aquamarine :
Aquamarine is often used to experience love and mercy. It is said to help ease depression and grief.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Jade, Rock Crystal, Bloodstone

Your birth tree is Weeping Willow, the Melancholy
Beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.

The moon’s phase on the day you were
born was waning gibbous.
Moon’s age (days): 16
Distance (Earth radii): 63.58
Percent Illumination 97.66%
Ecliptic latitude (degrees): -1.20
Ecliptic longitude (degrees): 180.84

March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). There are 301 days remaining in the year.

1133 – King Henry II of England (d. 1189)
1324 – King David II of Scotland (d. 1371)
1512 – Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer (d. 1594)
1563 – John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
1575 – William Oughtred, English mathematician (d. 1660)
1585 – John George I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1656)
1658 – Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (d. 1730)
1693 – Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
1696 – Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (d. 1770)
1703 (N.S.) – Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
1748 – Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
1748 – William Shield, English musician (d. 1829)
1750 – Jean-Baptiste Gaspard d’Ansse de Villoison, French classical scholar (d. 1805)
1794 – Jacques Babinet, French physicist (d. 1872)
1814 – Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
1815 – John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
1817 – Austen Henry Layard, English archaeologist (d. 1894)
1836 – Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
1853 – Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (d. 1911)
1867 – Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
1869 – Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal and archbishop (d. 1952)
1870 – Frank Norris, American writer (d. 1902)
1871 – Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
1873 – Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
1874 – Henry Travers, British actor (d. 1965)
1879 – Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
1883 – Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)
1886 – Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
1887 – Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (d. 1959)
1897 – Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
1898 – Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1976)
1898 – Soong May-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-Shek (d. 2003)
1904 – Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
1908 – Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
1908 – Sir Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)
1910 – Józef Marcinkiewicz, Polish mathematician (d. 1940)
1915 – Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
1918 – Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
1918 – Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
1918 – James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
1920 – José Aboulker, Algerian anti-Nazi resistance fighter
1920 – Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)
1921 – Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1922 – James Noble, American actor
1922 – Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian writer and film director (d. 1975)
1923 – David Nathan, Welsh journalist (d. 1966)
1923 – Laurence Tisch, American investor
1927 – Jack Cassidy, American actor (d. 1976)
1930 – Del Crandall, American baseball player
1934 – Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate
1934 – James B. Sikking, American actor
1936 – Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
1936 – Dean Stockwell, American actor
1937 – Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
1938 – Paul Evans, American singer and songwriter
1938 – Fred Williamson, American football player and actor
1939 – Samantha Eggar, English actress
1939 – Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
1939 – Pierre Wynants, Belgian chef
1940 – Malcolm Hebden, English actor
1942 – Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain
1943 – Billy Backus, American boxer
1944 – Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
1944 – Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
1945 – Paschal English, American Survivor contestant
1946 – Michael Warren, American TV actor
1947 – Eddie Hodges, American actor and singer
1947 – Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
1947 – Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
1948 – Eddy Grant, Guyana-born singer
1948 – Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
1948 – Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
1949 – Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
1952 – Alan Clark, English keyboardist (Dire Straits)
1954 – Marsha Warfield, American actress, comedienne
1955 – Penn Jillette, American magician and comedian
1956 – Teena Marie, American singer
1957 – Mark E. Smith, English singer (The Fall)
1958 – Andy Gibb, English-born Australian singer and teen idol (d. 1988)
1959 – Vazgen Sargsyan, Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 1999)
1962 – Jonathan Penner, American actor and Survivor contestant
1962 – Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
1966 – Michael Irvin, American football player
1969 – MC Solaar, French rapper
1970 – John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1971 – Jeffrey Hammonds, American baseball player
1971 – Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
1972 – Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
1973 – Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
1973 – Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
1974 – Kevin Connolly, American actor
1974 – Jens Jeremies, German footballer
1974 – Matt Lucas, English comedian
1974 – Eva Mendes, American actress
1975 – Jolene Blalock, American actress
1975 – Sasho Petrovski, Australian soccer player
1975 – Niki Taylor, American model
1976 – Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
1976 – Paul Konerko, American baseball player
1977 – Bryan Berard, American ice hockey player
1977 – Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player
1985 – Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
1986 – Matty Fryatt, English footballer
1989 – Jake Lloyd, American actor
2007 – Hope Lillian Whitlock, American cutie pie

1534 – Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489)
1539 – Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
1592 – Michael Coxcie, Flemish painter (b. 1499)
1611 – Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1533)
1622 – Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1569)
1695 – Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)
1726 – Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician
1778 – Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer (b. 1710)
1815 – Franz Mesmer, Austrian developer of hypnotism (b. 1734)
1827 – Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (b. 1749)
1827 – Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (b. 1745)
1829 – John Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (b. 1766)
1849 – David Scott, Scottish painter (b. 1806)
1876 – Marie d’Agoult, German-born writer (b. 1805)
1893 – Hippolyte Taine, French historian (b. 1828
1895 – Nikolai Leskov, Russian writer (b. 1831)
1895 – Henry Rawlinson, British soldier (b. 1810)
1903 – George Francis Robert Henderson, British soldier (b. 1854)
1907 – Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
1925 – Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (b. 1859)
1926 – Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
1927 – Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
1931 – Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted and imprisoned for ritualist activities (b. 1839)
1940 – Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
1944 – Max Jacob, French poet and writer (b. 1876)
1945 – Lena Baker, American murderer (b. 1901)
1947 – Alfredo Casella, Italian composer (b. 1883)
1953 – Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer, (b. 1891)
1953 – Joseph Stalin, Georgian leader of the Soviet Union (b. 1879)
1953 – Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)
1955 – Antanas Merkys, President of Lithuania (b. 1888)
1963 – Patsy Cline, American singer (b. 1932)
1963 – Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
1963 – Hawkshaw Hawkins, American singer (b. 1921)
1965 – Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
1965 – Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)
1966 – Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (b. 1889)
1967 – Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)
1974 – Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
1974 – Sol Hurok, Russian-born impresario (b. 1888)
1977 – Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949)
1977 – Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshall at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
1980 – Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (b. 1912)
1980 – Winifred Wagner, German opera producer (b. 1897)
1981 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1982 – John Belushi, American actor (b. 1949)
1984 – Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (b. 1915)
1984 – William Powell, American actor (b. 1892)
1988 – Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
1990 – Gary Merrill, American film actor (b. 1915)
1993 – Cyril Collard, French author and filmmaker (b. 1957)
1995 – Vivian Stanshall, English musician (Bonzo Dog Band) (b. 1943)
1996 – Whit Bissell, American actor (b. 1909)
1997 – Samm Sinclair Baker, American diet author (b. 1909)
1999 – Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
2000 – Lolo Ferrari, French actress (b. 1962)
2004 – Walt Gorney, American actor (b. 1912)
2006 – Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man (b. 1935)

Holidays and observances
Learn from Lei Feng Day in China.
Approximate beginning of month of jīngzhé in Chinese calendar.
Multiple Personality Day
Say Hi to Mom Day (as deemed by eCard companies)

Liturgical feasts
St Piran’s Day – Cornwall’s national day.
Saint Adrian (died 308)
Feast of St. Ciarán Saighir, patron of the Diocese of Ossory, in Irish calendar.
Saint Theophile (d. 195)
Saint Gerarda
Saint Olivia (d. 308)
March 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

363 – Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which will bring about his own death.
1046 – Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
1496 – England King Henry VII issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorizing them to explore unknown lands.
1689 – Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham is named Secretary of State for the Northern Department.
1766 – Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1770 – Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including a black man named Crispus Attucks, and a boy are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later.
1784 – Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney is named President of the Board of Trade.
1793 – French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured.
1821 – James Monroe is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.
1824 – First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
1836 – Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver (.34-caliber).
1842 – Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
1848 – Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.
1850 – The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
1860 – Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referenda to join Kingdom of Sardinia.
1861 – The "Stars and Bars" is adopted as the flag of the Confederate States of America.
1868 – A court of impeachment is organized in the United States Senate to hear charges against President Andrew Johnson.
1868 – Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito premieres at La Scala.
1872 – George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
1877 – Rutherford B. Hayes is publicly inaugurated as the 19th President of the United States (he was privately inaugurated on March 3).
1894 – Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery becomes First Lord of the Treasury.
1904 – Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of ball lightning formation.
1905 – Russian troops begin to retreat from Mukden, Manchuria after losing 100,000 troops in three days.
1907 – The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
1912 – Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
1915 – World War I: LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.
1916 – Spanish football club Real Club Deportivo Mallorca is founded.
1917 – Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.
1918 – Bolshevist Russia moves the national capital from Petrograd to Moscow.
1924 – Shefqet Verlaci becomes Prime Minister of Albania.
1931 – Daniel Salamanca Urey is named President of Bolivia.
1933 – Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.
1933 – In Germany, the Nazis win 44 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections.
1936 – First flight of the Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft.
1940 – Members of Soviet politburo sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.
1943 – First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
1945 – World War II: "Battle of the Ruhr" begins.
1946 – Winston Churchill uses the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
1946 – Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
1949- The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.
1955 – Elvis Presley appears on television for the first time.
1958 – Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is established.
1958 – Explorer 2 spacecraft launches, fails to reach Earth orbit.
1964 – Ceylon declares emergency crisis due to unrest.
1966 – A BOAC Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
1966 – In Luxembourg, Udo Jürgens wins the eleventh Eurovision Song Contest for Austria.
1966 – Bob Seagren vaults 5.19m, an indoor world record.
1968 – U.S. launches Solar Explorer B, aka Explorer 37 from Wallops Island to study the Sun.
1970 – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
1970 – Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
1973 – Donald DeFreeze, future Symbionese Liberation Army leader, escapes from Vacaville Prison.
1974 – Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
1976 – British pound falls below U.S. for the first time.
1978 – Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg AFB in California.
1979 – Detection equipment picks up a gamma ray burst originating from the Large Magellanic Cloud, leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
1979 – Voyager 1’s closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
1980 – Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49.
1982 – Venera 14, a Soviet satellite arrives at the planet Venus.
1983 – Bob Hawke becomes Australian prime minister after defeating Malcolm Fraser in Australian elections.
1988 – Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
1991 – Iraq releases all Gulf War prisoners.
1995 – The Free Internet Chess Server is brought online and remains operational today.
1998 – NASA announces that the Clementine probe orbiting the Moon has found enough water to support a human colony.
1999 – Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
2001 – In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
2001 – In Santee, California, a school massacre occurs at Santana High School, leaving 2 dead and 15 wounded.
2003 – Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks provokes controversy in the U.S. by stating that the band was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."
2004 – The Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL set a record for most penalty minutes in one game with 419.
2006 – Three 6 Mafia become the first African-American hip-hop group to win an Academy Award for Best Song and the first hip-hop artists to ever perform at the ceremony.
2007 – Hope Lillian Whitlock born in Normal, Illinois.

nah, i’ll sleep tomorrow .

nah, i’ll sleep tomorrow .
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been a bit high on andrenaline lately, darn i’m going to be a junkie soon. what a fantabulous weekend, liang court dinner followed by clarke quay desert with great paper, jiamei, ernest youjie over friday, museum followed by fort caning and gallery hotel with james and teddy bear over saturday, sunday crashed the early littlest india market with our din and clicks along with bernard, xiong xiong, timothy, cindy, weiming, zul, alan, ling, and who.

funny people ain’t no funny show, it’s super sad, loser sad, still watching 500 days of summer, almost late for work turning in on while lazing in bed, hah!, the cove is a total heart breaker, poor dolphins! you guys should change your diet from small fish to overfed fishermen.! let me shout out for you guys!

Ryan Newman Gatorade Duel

Ryan Newman Gatorade Duel
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Ryan Newman drives the No. 39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans Chevrolet to a ninth-place finish in the second Gatorade Duel at Daytona race Thursday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Newman will start 18th in the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs

Army, National guard cars set for Daytona 500

By Tim Hipps
IMCOM Public Affairs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second in the first race and Ryan Newman ninth in the second race of the Gatorade Duel at Daytona on Thursday.

The 150-mile races at Daytona International Speedway help set the starting grid for Sunday’s 54th running of the Daytona 500.

Earnhardt pitted a race-high three times but managed to finish in the same position he started in the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/Army National Guard Chevrolet.

"I think it was pretty good," said Earnhardt, who will start fifth in the Daytona 500. "We always want to get better, and we think we have a couple of things we can improve on and make the car faster."

Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart won the first race and will start third on Sunday.

"Tony did a great job and he won the race," said Earnhardt, winner of the 2004 Daytona 500 and a two-time runner-up in "The Great American Race." "He always knows how to get up there. You are going to have to beat him to win these things. He is one of the guys that is always going to be there."

Ditto for Earnhardt, who has won three Gatorade Duels at Daytona.

"I feel good about running second and bringing home a car in one piece," Earnhardt said. "Hopefully, we will get through the next couple of days without any troubles as far as we don’t want to pull out a back-up. We want to start the 500 with this car. That has been our goal all week.

"We were able to race in this race and still take care of our equipment. I am pretty proud."

Newman also was able to hold his ground and avoid trouble in the No. 39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans Chevrolet. He started eighth and finished ninth in the second race won by 2009 Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth, who will start fourth Sunday.

Newman, winner of the 2008 Daytona 500, will start 18th on Sunday. Since winning the "Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing," Newman has not finished better than 20th at Daytona — at the 2009 Coke Zero 400 in July — and has endured three finishes of 34th or worse.

In 2011, Newman was in contention until getting collected in a multi-car crash with three laps remaining in the Daytona 500. In the July race, he led a race-high 25 laps before another last-lap crash ended his chances.

"Last year, we led the most laps in the Daytona 500, which was a great feat for us as a team," Newman said. "It was the first time for me at a restrictor-plate track. And we feel like we were four laps from winning that race which, if you equate it to math, time-wise it’s about two and a half minutes.

"To be two and a half minutes from something so big and get crashed is pretty disappointing. It happens, and it seems like it’s happened to us a lot, but we still left Daytona knowing we had something and we were in the mix to bring home the trophy, and that was a big deal for us."

Newman also considers it a big deal to drive for the troops.

"I’ve said for the past several years that it is an honor to represent the U.S. Army," he said. "We know that we are representing a million Soldiers across the globe who are fighting to give us the freedom to do what we want to do, and I’m very grateful for what they do for us. I know I have a million reasons to win every time I put on that U.S. Army uniform."

Nowhere does it feel quite as special as Daytona International Speedway in February.

"It’s the biggest race of the year," Newman said. "It’s the same for everybody and you have the opportunity to beat every part of the competition. That’s the goal.

"In 2008, we had a good car. We had a good team. The seas parted. We opened the back straightaway up and, all of a sudden, boom: we had a shot at it, and we did it. We just need to put ourselves in that position again. That’s all you can ever ask for."

Earnhardt, who was voted NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for the past nine seasons, also senses the allegiance of his fans.

"I know we have a lot of followers that get excited," he said. "We want to get in the lead as much as we can just for that reason. If the fans weren’t here, and didn’t stand up every time you took the lead, there wouldn’t be a whole lot of point in doing it.

"Going into the lead wouldn’t be a whole lot of fun — not as much as it is now."

Cutlines for photos:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet to a second-place finish behind reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart in the first Gatorade Duel on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. In this photo, Carl Edwards (99) leads the way, followed by Aric Almirola (43), Earnhardt and A.J. Allmendinger (22). U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs

Ryan Newman drives the No. 39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans Chevrolet to a ninth-place finish in the second Gatorade Duel at Daytona race Thursday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Newman will start 18th in the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs