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Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -  Dale Earnhardt Jr. waited out a rain delay of more than six hours before capturing his second Daytona 500 victory and his first since 2004.

Earnhardt led for 54 laps and finished 0.092 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin for his first victory in 56 races. Brad Keselowski was third, followed by Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.
Earnhardt's first Daytona win was a decade ago and Sunday night's win snapped a 55-race winless streak.  He says, "I didn't know if I'd ever get the chance to feel it again and it feels just as good."

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