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Jamie McMurray: Emotional Win Overshadows Daytona 500 Delays

The Daytona 500 is the NASCAR season opener and is thought by most to be the ultimate prize. Today’s race got off to a roaring start with Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. leading the cars to take the green flag. The trouble began with 78 laps to go when a hole in the asphalt appeared between turns one and two on the racetrack.  The race was red-flagged for about one hour and 45 minutes and the race was finally restarted. Unfortunately the pot hole reappeared resulting in a second stoppage with 39 laps remaining. This is certainly not the way NASCAR wanted to start the season and many fans were just waiting for it to end. That’s when things got interesting. After surviving one green-white-checker attempt, Jamie McMurray was trying to ...

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