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From fry cook to Daytona 500 winner

Updated: November 16, 2010, 2:40 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Before Michael Waltrip won his first Daytona 500, before he became a Sprint Cup owner and television personality, he flipped hamburgers.

Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce.

OK, the jingle is for another franchise, but picture a 16-year-old Waltrip turning those square Wendy's burgers, running the fry basket and wearing a hairnet at the Owensboro, Ky., franchise.

"Worked there two weeks," Waltrip said with a laugh. "Cut my finger and quit that night. I ...

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