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Daytona’s Magical Aura: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2004 Daytona 500

Daytona has always had this magical aura with stories surrounding the Daytona 500 that everybody loves to tell over and over. As we near closer to the Daytona 500, here is a look back through some of the highlighted moments in Daytona 500 history. The Daytona Magical Aura could easily be said for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 2001 Pepsi 400 win at the first race at Daytona since his father's death. It was a night full of emotion and meaning. However, that led to another chapter. When Earnhardt Jr. looked to take over his father's dominance of Daytona, everybody feared that he'd go through the same thing his father did—Daytona domination with the lack of a 500 win. From 2001 to 2003, Earnhardt Jr. came close to doing it, yet each year fell shor...

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