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Earnhardt-Vickers tangle costs Busch

Kyle Busch said he had the car to beat Sunday at Daytona. So forgive him for being in a sour mood after two lapped cars tangled and ended his day early.

Updated: February 15, 2009, 10:23 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kyle Busch was smiling as he chatted on his cell phone during the long walk from the infield care center to his hauler with cars still circling Daytona International Speedway. He kept the smile despite boos and a few finger gestures from fans on the catwalk above the Sprint Cup garage.

Inside he was seething.

And he should have been.

The best car in Sunday's Daytona 500 didn't win because arguably today's best driver in restrictor-plate racing made a mistake.

How ...

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