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Junior finishes 2nd after late charge at Daytona

Updated: February 24, 2013, 7:09 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. swerved below Danica Patrick, powered past Greg Biffle and pulled in behind leader Jimmie Johnson.

It was the closest he came to the front of the field.

Earnhardt used a last-lap charge Sunday to finish second in the Daytona 500 for the third time in the last four years, another runner-up performance that left NASCAR's most popular driver clamoring to get back to Victory Lane at one of auto racing's showcase events.

"It's like a drug, ...

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