Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins Daytona 500

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins Daytona 500

Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona’s longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was determined to end.

Nascar’s most popular driver won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night for the second time - a decade after his first victory - while snapping a 55-race losing streak dating to 2012.

The victory ended a streak of futility at Daytona International Speedway, where he finished second in three of the previous four 500s.

“The world is right right now - Dale Junior just won the Daytona 500,” teammate Jeff Gordon said. “That’s a sign it’s going to be a great season.”

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