Harvick swoops in late, steals '07 Daytona win from Martin

Mark Martin, the greatest NASCAR driver never to win the Daytona 500, was well on his way to winning the Great American Race in 2007. Then Kevin Harvick got in the way, writes Ryan McGee.

Updated: February 10, 2008, 7:19 PM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

It was going to be a decent day after all, crew chief Todd Berrier thought to himself.

Actually, it was night. The 2007 Daytona 500 was well into its third hour and headed into overtime, adding two laps to its standard 200 so the 185,000 fans in attendance and a TV audience of 20 million could have a green-white-checkered finish. That was fine by Berrier, whose No. 29 Shell Chevy was knocking on the door of a surprisingly solid top-10 finish. The Richard Childress ...

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