Pothole didn't spoil NASCAR's party
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Block out those two hours and 20 minutes of Trackgate and the Daytona 500 was almost perfect.
A record 21 leaders. A double-overtime finish, the first time in NASCAR history.
And an uncanny sprint to the front by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the last two laps, falling one spot short of catching winner Jamie McMurray, who cried tears of joy in Victory Lane.
A dream of a day. And a nightmare couple of hours when NASCAR's world caved in.
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2010 Daytona 500
The 52nd running of the Daytona 500 is in the books. Live the thrill all over again.