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Just Out of Reach: Will the Gates at Daytona Ever Open for Tony Stewart?

Daytona. Nothing else needs to be said because everyone knows what that one word means. Everyone wants to make it to Daytona, and everyone wants to win there. It’s the greatest race in NASCAR. It’s the biggest race in NASCAR and one that if you win it, you’ll be among racing’s elite. All the greats have won the 500: Petty, Allison, Pearson, Earnhardt, Waltrip(s) and all the eventual greats have won it, too: Johnson, Gordon, Kenseth, Earnhardt Jr. It’s a difficult race to win and one of the most coveted. Dale Earnhardt had to wait 20 years to get his hands on the Harley J. Earl trophy. That happens to be the longest current streak of a Daytona 500 winner. Buddy Baker had to wait 18 years, Darrell Waltrip 17, Michael Waltrip and Dav...

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