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Matt Kenseth wins crash-marred Daytona 500; Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes second in bizarre race

DAYTONA BEACH -- Matt Kenseth staved off a late charge from Dale Earnhardt Jr. off turn 4 of the final lap to win his second Daytona 500 early this morning in a crash-marred race that included Juan Pablo Montoya crashing into a jet dryer.

Daytona 500 red-flagged at lap 160 after Juan Pablo Montoya crashes into jet dryer vehicle causing track fire

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DAYTONA BEACH -- The Daytona 500 race has been red-flagged at lap 160 the result of Juan Pablo Montoya crashing his car into a jet dryer vehicle during a caution lap and resuilting in a fire.

Daytona 500 race: 40% chance of rain

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Could Sunday's running of the Daytona 500 be a repeat of the rain-shortened 2009 race? Things could get slick with the National Weather Service in Melbourne calling for a 40 percent chance of rain, though that precipitation could arrive by late afternoon.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on Dan Wheldon's Indy racing death

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Dan Wheldon

Here is a replay of the crash that claimed the life of IndyCar racer Dan Wheldon. Warning: The video may be unsettling for some to watch.

DAYTONA BEACH -- The racing world mourns the on-track death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, including NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. whose father was killed on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.

Carl Edwards wins pole for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH -- Carl Edwards is a speed demon and his pole-winning qualifying time for the Daytona 500 is a testament to that label: With a lap of 194.738 mph today, he posted the fastest time in more than a decade on the super speedway.

Danica Patrick guaranteed spot in Daytona 500

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Danica PatrickDAYTONA BEACH -- ESPN is reporting that a deal has been worked out that would guarantee Danica Patrick a start in the Daytona 500 and provide her with spots for much of the Sprint Cup schedule.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. caught up in Daytona wreckage

DAVID RAGAN WINS COKE ZERO 400

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) wrecks on final lap of Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 88 is smack-dab in the middle of a big wreck at Daytona International Speedway where the only real drama comes in the closing laps.  
DAYTONA BEACH – Dale Earnhardt Jr. carried the emotion of his legendary father's death in the 2001 Daytona 500 to victory lane in that summer's July race here. Fast forward to Saturday night under the lights and Junior was just another casualty in the new order of restrictor-plate racing where multiple cars are wrecked in the closing laps.

 

Bayne will seek cup championship in Nationwide series despite Daytona 500 victory in Sprint series

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Photo by Motorsports Images and Archives for NASCARTrevor Bayne, the 2011 Daytona 500 champion, talks live to ESPN's SportsCenter in front of his No. 21 Motorcraft / Quick Lane Ford NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car Monday at Daytona International Speedway.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500, but if he's looking for a cup championship, he'll have to get it in the Nationwide series, the understudy to the Sprint series.

All kinds of records broken in 2011 Daytona 500 won by 20-year-old Trevor Bayne

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Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images for NASCAR / Carl Edwards and David Ragan congratulate Trevor Bayne in victory lane after the 53rd Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH – It seems only fitting that this Daytona 500, won by 20-year-old Trevor Bayne, the youngest-ever driver to take the checkered flag, would prove to be a race that broke all kinds of records.

Daytona 500 fans to remain silent during lap No. 3 in remembrance of legend Dale Earnhardt killed 10 years ago

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