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Early wreck in Daytona 500 takes out favorites

Updated: February 25, 2013, 3:23 AM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Tony Stewart dealt with more Daytona 500 heartache.

And he wasn't the only contender whose run at the checkered flag ended long before the finish.

Stewart, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick all won secondary Daytona races during Speedweeks. Just not the Daytona 500.

Stewart, who won the crash-marred Nationwide race Saturday, never got the chance to be in the hunt. With one big wreck, the sentimental favorite to win the Daytona 500 turned into a handyman. He ...

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